About the Straws
• Are Bamboo straws safe?
The bamboo straws of Bali Boo have been certified by an independent lab as food-grade safe. We don’t know about others, but our straws are 100% safe for consumption.
• Are bamboo straws hygienic?
Of course! As with everything, it depends on how you take care of your things. If you keep them clean and wash them after every use, 100% yes. We also provide you 2 brushes so you can clean them in-depth, a carry pouch so they don’t get dirty, and we give you all the tips to keep them nice and clean.
• Are Bamboo Straws Reusable?
Yes! Bamboo Straws are reusable, with the correct care, they will last you a very long time!
• Are Bamboo Straws Biodegradable / Compostable?
Yes! Our Bamboo Straws are 100% biodegradable. When you are done using them, you can easily compost them and they will biodegrade in no time!
• Do Bamboo Straws absorb/release any flavor from/into drinks?
No. According to our lab test reports, our bamboo straws don’t leave or absorb any flavor. In any case, we always recommend washing them before using the first time.
• Can I use Bamboo straws with hot drinks?
Yes! you can use bamboo straws with hot drinks, without any problem. To make sure the heat exchange is not too drastic, we always recommend heating up a bit the bamboo straw under lukewarm water, that will heat it up a bit and reduce the heat exchange difference.
•What is the size of bamboo straws?
Being a natural product, diameters vary, our bamboo straws are around 5mm-11mm in diameter. The hole is approximately 1-2mm smaller than the full diameter. Our packs normally include a little bit of everything, narrow straws for cocktails and liquid drinks, and wider ones for milkshakes, smoothies, etc. The length of our standard straws are 20cm (8 inches), if you’d like to inquire about specific sizes, please contact us through our Wholesale page.
• How long do bamboo straws last?
With the correct care, bamboo straws can last a very long time! As with any natural product, the wear and tear will be a bit more noticeable than with other synthetic products, bamboo straws tend to darken a bit as the bamboo grows older, but they are still 100% usable, and safe. Learn how to take care of them by checking out the “Care Instructions” tab.
• How do you clean a bamboo straw?
Cleaning is super easy, you can either throw them in the dishwasher or clean them in hot water with the brushes provided. To disinfect them completely, we recommend putting them in boiling water for 10 minutes, and they’ll be good as new! Remember, the most important part is to always dry them properly. If you’d like to know more, please check our “Care Instructions” tab.
• Are bamboo straws dishwasher safe?
Yes! but we always recommend turning off the hot & dry function. Keep in mind it is a natural product, and that means that if the temperature exchange is very high, some might crack.
• Are bamboo straws child-safe?
Yes, our bamboo straws are child-safe. If your child is under 6 years old we always recommend keeping an eye out when they’re drinking from them. They are strong enough not to break when they bite, and they won’t be able to swallow them.
• What are bamboo straws made of?
The hint is in the name, our bamboo straws are made of 100% natural bamboo. Each straw is made from a stalk of bamboo, and 1 bamboo stalk can make up to 10 straws. If you’d like to learn more about how our bamboo straws are made, we recommend visiting our How to make bamboo straws page.
• Are bamboo straws eco-friendly / are bamboo straws good for the environment?
Bamboo straws are probably the most eco-friendly reusable straw there is. Bamboo is the most sustainable plant on Earth, it grows incredibly fast, and has a very high regenerative process, without the use of fertilizers or chemicals. Plus, the process of creating a bamboo straw is probably the least energy-consuming when compared to other reusable drinking straws, we basically only use a bit of energy to boil them to disinfect them clean, and a lot of solar light to dry them!