The World's Most Bad*ss Straw

Who They Are

FinalStraw started in October 2017 from a pretty big idea–what if we could permanently end our use of single use plastic straws? Sure, there were other reusable alternatives on the market, but the designs don’t work for every active lifestyle. Co-Founders Emma Rose Cohen and Miles Pepper wanted to change the reusable straw game for good by creating an easy, portable solution.

Emma, equipped with a masters degree in environmental management and sustainability from Harvard, as well as years of experience reducing lab waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, had hands-on experience in solving pollution problems. And Miles, a cinematographer and problem solver, brought his unique vision to life through developing the groundbreaking FinalStraw design.

After launching a kickstarter campaign that quickly raised 1.89 million dollars, they knew they were onto something big. By providing a practical reusable solution to a global problem, FinalStraw won over environmentalists worldwide. Plus, they don’t plan to stop there. Their company mission is to continue designing badass, responsibly made, reusable products that help consumers change their buying habits and bring awareness to environmental issues.

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Why We Like Them

Americans use enough straws to wrap around the Earth 2.5 times per DAY. These straws are so lightweight that they easily blow away from landfills and end up in our waterways–affecting marine ecosystems, as well as any species that rely on them (Hint: humans!).

FinalStraw is dedicated to not only making products that can reduce waste, but also using sustainable materials to make them! Each FinalStraw is made with stainless steel, food-grade silicone, and a recycled plastic carrying case. In order to close the loop even further, FinalStraw will take back any of their used straws to ensure that each material gets recycled properly.

  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Recycled Plastic
    Recycled Plastic

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

Recycled plastic utilizes salvaged post-industrial plastic scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers, and transforms them into new products. The containers are sorted, crushed, and then heated to form resins, which are liquid plastics that can harden into new shapes. These resins can be molded and used to create anything from carpet to outdoor furniture. Recycling plastic lowers the amount of petroleum extracted and the production of greenhouse gasses associated with first-time plastic production. Plus, by using these existing materials, we’re benefiting from the original energy and resources spent to create them in the first place, while diverting waste from the landfill.

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