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Reduce your plastic use, empower women and help provide quality education for children in rural Cambodia - a win all round!
10 natural bamboo straws with a cleaning brush all contained in an attractive cotton drawstring pouch. The straws are made by women in the Chum Preak Phen community under the auspices of the Khmer Women's Handicraft Association. The women buy the bamboo stalks grown on villagers’ properties and work from home to make the straws. This helps them earn an income from their very remote and isolated village and contributes to the cost of their children's education.
The bamboo straws come in a beautiful drawstring cloth bag made from off-cut fabrics from garment factories, cloth which would otherwise be incinerated.
Each straw can be used around 100 times and will biodegrade naturally when thrown away – this greatly reduces your environmental footprint; more than 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day.
It is recommended that you rinse immediately after using them for thick drinks like milkshakes or smoothies. Wash straws in warm soapy water and clean with the little stainless steel brush provided in the pack.