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A Compostable Straw That Does Not Go Soggy in Your Drink?

Agave Fibre Straws are a new 100% plant based compostable straw. Designed as a great alternative to paper but with one key difference: they do not go soggy in your drinks.

Made entirely from natural fibres of the Agave plant, a biproduct left over as a waste material when making Tequila and manufactured sustainability in Mexico, they are naturally biodegradable and compostable at end of life. They are also vegan friendly and gluten free.

Agave straws break down naturally in as little as 12 months, but unlike paper they do not disintegrate or go soggy when submerged in drinks. Instead, they provide a similar drinking experience to plastic. This makes them the perfect choice for bars & restaurants serving high-end cocktails or smoothies, delivering a much-improved drinking experience for your customers.

Not only is the experience improved, but unlike other eco-friendly alternatives such as PLA, they do not need any special waste separation or an industrial process to be recycled. They break down naturally in the presence of oxygen and sunlight, meaning they will disintegrate in landfill or ocean conditions without any negative impacts on the environment.

In Mexico, the relationship between the Agave plant and the people has been long intertwined. Within the region there are hundreds of variations of the plant in different shapes and sizes but in recent years, the plant has been mostly used to produce alcoholic beverages. Introduction of Agave straws to the UK market is the result of a collaboration between Penka & Buzz Catering which aims to continue a long-standing local tradition whilst creating a truly sustainable product that contributes to solving a global environmental issue.

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Key facts:

  • 100% plant based
  • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable
  • Break down naturally in landfill conditions in just 12 months
  • Similar drinking experience to plastic
  • Does not go soggy in drinks
  • Great rigidity makes them ideal for cocktails & iced drinks
  • Vegan friendly & gluten free
  • Manufactured sustainably in Mexico 

Put to the test:

We put the manufacturers claims to the test. Watch our video to see how they compare against traditional paper straws when submerged for a prolonged period.