Raw material, Biodegradability and Marine Degradability



UniStraws raw materials have been tested and approved to be in compliance with FDA test method 21 CFR 176.170. Testing was also conducted to obtain evidence of compliance relating to paper materials and articles Inks used for printing on the surface of our drinking straws have been tested, certified and are guaranteed acceptable for direct contact with food products, in accordance with the applicable chapters and sections of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR).
All raw material and process components used are free of any fluorochemicals/fluorinated compounds.



UniStraws uses natural cellulose paper as the primary material of the paper drinking straw. Paper, being a natural fiber, is universally considered to be inherently biodegradable and Food Service Ware Ordinance. UniStraws, being made of paper, naturally degrade in oceans, rivers and lakes and are safe for marine life. All plastic straws, including biodegradable and compostable plastic straws, pose a serious threat to the marine environment as their fragments do not degrade and remain in the ocean, able to be ingested by marine organisms. UniStraws’s durable straws reduce plastic pollution by breaking down quickly in most environment.