The Rice Straw is an eco-friendly replacement to plastics

Canadian distribution company, EcoSmart Supply Co., kicked off the summer with a most innovative product — The Rice Straw.

Designed with the environment in mind, the straw will help reduce the use of unnecessary plastics. Made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, both organic and biodegradable, the straw is entirely edible.

Consisting only of rice materials, including tapioca starch, EcoSmart Supply Co. uses high quality ingredients to guarantee hygiene, food safety, and environmental sustainability. 

A must-have this summer, the straw is great for all hot and cold beverages. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but are more water resistant than other eco-friendly straws available on the market. Enjoy your drinks with The Rice Straw without sacrificing the taste. Ideal for barbeques, family gatherings, or any time you have a drink.

The company’s mission is to eliminate single-use plastics by replacing them with all-natural options made from rice. Since its establishment in 2020, EcoSmart Supply Co. has formed relationships with manufacturers around the world who share the same passion for sustainability, caring for the world’s oceans, and the longevity of humanity.

“Unless you’ve watched the popular documentary Seaspiracy on Netflix, or are up-to-date on legislation to ban single-use plastics, you may not know that it takes a plastic straw up to 400 years to decompose,” says founder of EcoSmart Supply Co., Ben Bright.  “In fact, more than 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every single year, with the U.S. alone using 500 million plastic straws. This is alarming to say the least. That being said, consumers don’t have to make big changes to make a dramatic impact. Small steps, such as utilizing our rice-based product, The Rice Straw, can help to inspire others and protect our planet.”

According to Bright, consumers also need to understand that not all products marketed as eco-friendly are benefiting the environment. For instance, a study conducted by CBC in 2019 discovered that too many single-use coffee pods, often marketed as compostable, are ending up in landfills – due to the lack of composting services offered by municipalities.

“Let’s face it, coffee pods are not all-natural products and do not simply decompose in a matter of days or weeks,” Bright states. “As such, there is a lot of damage done to the planet and wildlife, though these companies will make you believe otherwise. Consumers should feel confident to know that The Rice Straw is 100 per cent natural and sustainable, fully biodegrading in just 90 days. It is our mission to reject single-use plastics, and it should be yours, too.”

The Rice Straw is available on the company’s website in quantities of 50, 100, 150, or 1000.