Hay! Straws made of Straw

Updated: May 27

Local Pub Switches To Hay Straws Over Plastic

We all want to be more environmentally friendly in our day to day lives but it can be difficult to cut out usage of things like single use plastics.


One business in Smithfield near Longtown is trying to lead the charge in Cumbria on plastic drinking straws by switching to those made of Hay. The landlord of the Robin Hood Inn, having studied environmental science, says he wants all business decisions to consider sustainability.


Our Products

Our HAY! Straws® are made from natural plant stems and are 100% biodegradable, which means they won’t linger in landfills, polluting our land or oceans. They are similar in feel and function to the plastic straws we’ve all become so accustomed to, but without the toxins and the damaging footprint on our earth. Unlike paper straws, HAY! Straws® are made from a renewable source, they are gluten-free and best of all, they don’t get soggy! 

YES, straws made from STRAW.

Why switch to HAY! Straws®?

With so many options out there for sustainable products, how do you know which ones are right for you? And how do they stack up against each other? We created this resource to outline the best reasons for using HAY! Straws® and how they’re different from other alternatives .

For a more in depth dive into the differences between HAY! and other straw alternatives, like Plastic, paper and bioplastics check out our straw alternatives page.

What are HAY! Straws® made of?

Our Original HAY! Straws® are made from the stem of the wheat plant a byproduct of wheat production. Wheat is typically grown for its grain, which gets made into flour and other food products. Once the wheat plant reaches maturity and turns golden yellow, the grain is harvested off. The wheat stems get cut and made into things like hay for animal feed and, in our case, straws. They are tested as gluten-free and are made from non GMO wheat stems.



Minimally Processed + Ethically Sourced and Produced

We source our wheat and plant stems from small, local farmers in Eastern Europe and South East Asia. Purchasing the plant stems from farmers offers an additional income to their harvest crops and provides work in rural communities. We hand select the best quality stems for our HAY! Straws® and then cut them into drink sized lengths—about five and eight inches.


HAY! STRAWS

Drinking straws made from natural wheat. YES, straws made from STRAW.  Biodegradable and 100% plastic free



Ready to join the Straw-volution®? 

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