Our straws are made with a plant-based substrate called PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). They are marine biodegradable and home and industrial compostable, but perform like a traditional synthetic plastic straw.
Home compostable study
Organic Waste Systems (OWS), based in Belgium, recently conducted a home compostable study of the phade straw to certify disintegration metrics. Results concluded that the phade straw completely deteriorates in 9 weeks! See photos below.
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