Ireland sees launch of EcoStraws.ie
New Irish company supplies eco-friendly reusable straws and 100% biodegradable disposable straws to domestic gift and trade markets.
By: EcoStraws Ltd
It is sometimes hard to believe in coincidence, but amazingly, the founders of EcoStraws.ie are 3 running buddies who attended the National Geographic Symphony for our World performance at its European debut in Limerick, and decided to act as a result. Brian, Anthony and Sarah say that the shocking realisation of the damage that humans are causing to our planet, spurred them into action. And so EcoStraws.ie was born.
Research has shown that Ireland uses approximately 1 million plastic straws every day. Plastic drinking straws are recorded as being one of the top 10 pieces of debris found on our beaches. These pieces get ingested by marine & land animals, and ultimately, by us!
EcoStraws have over 70 products listed on the website and are targeting both the domestic market and the trade market. "Our stock of top quality, well priced, reusable eco-friendly straws including Stainless Steel, Glass, Bamboo and Silicone are proving to be huge hits with the domestic market as householders include them in their cutlery drawer", Brian states. "With all products priced under €10, they are also proving to be an excellent stocking filler for Christmas."
"Pubs and cafés who wish to promote their eco credentials are our biggest customers for paper, PLA and edible straws. These straws are sourced from 100% natural materials which means they are completely biodegradable.Thankfully we have a very proactive hospitality sector here in Limerick, and the support we have received since launch has been phenomenal."
On the 25th of October 2018 The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban single use plastics by 2021. Straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks all fall under this umbrella and account for 70% of the waste on our beaches. The EcoStraws.ie team were delighted with the ruling; "We have been navigating our way through a sea of single use plastics for months now, all the time encouraging dialogue around reusable alternatives and engaging with our suppliers to source high quality alternatives. We believe that we are at the beginning of a revolution against single use plastics and that EcoStraws.ie is ahead of the curve."
This small team see themselves as having a unique business and they claim to have the credentials to progress. "We have the ability and the knowledge to continue to grow our business with the momentum surrounding the current movement against single use plastics. We are the only business targeting single use plastic straws in the EU, if not the world, so we are aiming high and confident of becoming the number 1 supplier of eco-friendly drinking straws in Ireland, Europe, and across the globe."
Find us at https://www.ecostraws.ie