StrawFish® Straw Products for People & the Planet

A New Solution to Plastic Straw Pollution Upcycles Allergen-Free, Discarded Marine Seashells. StrawFish® Products Are Your Biodegradable Solution to Single-Use Plastics in Your Food and Beverage Service Operation.

StrawFish® Biodegradable Straws in Cocktails at Tavern

Used once then disposed, Americans consume five hundred million plastic straws and stirrers each day, ranking these among the top ten contributors to marine and shoreline debris pollution. Petroleum based plastic straws litter our streets, lands, and shorelines from coast to coast, leaching toxic pollutants into ecosystems that harm or kill marine life.

Plastic straws and stir sticks never biodegrade, rather they break down into smaller fragments referred to as micro-plastics. Highly toxic, studies show micro-plastic has invaded our food chain, bottled water, and our bodies so much so that experts claim we consume a credit card worth of plastic every week!


As consumer awareness of environmental issues mounts, more businesses are searching for “greener” ways to operate more sustainably. Today you can join companies such as Royal Caribbean, Marriott, Flanigan’s Seafood and Grill, Shake Shack and take a significant step forward in cleaning up coastlines, reducing plastic pollution and positively impacting the environment.

Convert to a sustainable plastic-free straw alternative such as StrawFish® and together we divert landfill, prevent micro-plastic, remove pollutants from ocean ecosystems and reduce the production of single-use plastics! But it does not stop there. When you serve a StrawFish® product, you improve the guest dining experience and increase brand loyalty and engagement.


StrawFish® develops 100% biodegradable products in North America that bridge consciousness and consumption to highlight the impact our decisions have on the environment. StrawFish® supports environmentally friendly initiatives and helps facilities transition to ASTM D5526 certified biodegradable food packaging and utensils that require no commercial composting. In fact, StrawFish® products will fully decompose in outdoor conditions making them perfect for outdoor catering, festivals, zoos, food trucks and more.


StrawFish® Biodegradable Straw Lineup

StrawFish® straws give discarded seashells a second life!

Designed to provide the same convenience and usability as traditional plastic straws, StrawFish® products feature a special proprietary resin derived from discarded oyster seashells that wash up on the coastal regions along the Baja Peninsula - an area rich with seashells due to the ocean’s currents and tides.

Unlike paper straws, StrawFish® products will not break down or get soggy during use, even when served with hot beverages! They are FDA-food contact approved which means they are certified safe for humans and the environment. While they look, feel, and work just like their plastic counterparts, these shell-based products are heat-resistant so you can feel confident serving them without melting or leaching chemicals. And they can be disposed directly into regular trash!

  • 100% biodegradable - certified in accordance with ASTM D5526
  • No commercial composting required
  • Carbon negative
  • Ultra-durable
  • Allergen-free
  • No toxic residue
  • FDA 21 CFR 175.300 tested for direct/indirect food contact safety
  • Designed to look, feel, and work like plastic
  • Will not dissolve, turn soggy or crack in drinks
  • Resists heat
  • Custom colors straws and wrappers available (contact MDS for details)

Choosing this Eco-friendly option for your establishment aids in reducing the hospitality industry's reliance on single-use plastics, commercial composting and helps offset your business's environmental impact.

If you do the math, you will realize those pennies you save purchasing cheap plastic straws really does not equate to big money, but it is equating to massive damage to our planet and consumers know this. Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, build loyalty, gain recognition, and strengthen your brand. Show your customers that you are committed to cutting down on plastic waste by stocking your establishment with StrawFish® straws!

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