FAQs

Are Bamboo Straws Reusable?

Yes, absolutely! They are a great alternative to one-use plastic straws and can last for years if properly cleaned and cared for.

How Do I Clean My Bamboo Straws?

Cleaning is simple!  We recommend cleaning your straws before first use as they have travelled a long way to get to you.  Then for everyday use, all you need to do is rinse them out under the tap, or soak in warm soapy water using your straw cleaner to clean out any residue of drink.  Then leave to air dry completely.
For extra durability, every month or so, boil a pot of vinegar water solution and soak the straws for a few mins for a deep clean.

Are Bamboo Straws Hygienic?

Bamboo is known for having natural anti-bacterial properties, but as with any other reusable food or beverage serving product, as long as they are washed and dried properly after every use then they will remain hygienic.

Are Bamboo Straws Safe For The Environment?

Absolutely!  Our bamboo straws are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable.

mybmbu straws are handmade in Lombok, Indonesia, from the whole bamboo, which is a fast growing, highly sustainable crop.

Do Bamboo Straws Taste of Anything?

Not that we have ever experienced!  We drink from our straws every day and they have been used in hot and cold drinks - they don't taste of anything or transmit a taste into anything.

What Are The Benefits of a Bamboo Straw Compared to Steel or Glass Straws?

They are not just recyclable, they are fully biodegradable.  They're suitable for both hot and cold drinks and they are usually the most cost effective straw of the 3.  

Have any other questions?  Drop us an email at info@mybmbu.co.uk and we will be happy to answer any other queries you may have.