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FAQ

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MOLD?

There is a chance that bamboo gets mouldy if not properly stored. Just follow these steps to prevent mould:

  • Let bamboo dry in open air

  • Do not store in airtight containers

  • Avoid humid places to store

Find more details about proper care and disposal on leaf website.

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO SWALLOW CHEMICALS TWICE A DAY?

Plastic toothbrushes are a toxic soup of chemicals. Using plastic toothbrushes can increase your chances of diseases like asthma, breast cancer or diabetes, as is contains phthalates.

ARE METAL STRAWS SAFE TO USE?

You might have heard some recent news about metal straws being not safe to use. Just note that a metal straw can hurt you the same way a plastic straw could hurt you. The point is, anything can be dangerous, just ask the sea turtle that got a plastic straw stuck up its nose.

Metal straws can be just as safe as a spoon or a fork.

ECO FOOTPRINT: METAL STRAWS VS. PLASTIC STRAWS

Producing one metal straw is equivalent to producing 150 plastic straws. But the disposal rate of plastic straws is 100% as you throw them away after one use. If you just use your metal straw 150 times you breakeven the environmental cost which is not much considering the plastic straw use in Thailand. Even if a metal straw leaves eco footprint, it is still better than plastic straws as it minimizes solid waste.

CAN THE COLOUR OF MY METAL STRAW COME OFF?

No, don’t worry the colour of your leaf metal straw is infused to the stainless steal during the PVP vacuum process. Leaf metal straws are made of food-grade stainless steel that resists oxidation and corrosion. They will not rust and are non-toxic and BPA free. So, what are you waiting for? Get our colourful rainbow metal straw now!

METAL STRAWS ARE PRODUCTS OF NICKEL MINING

The ongoing discussion regarding the nickel mining production of metal straws is not without good reason.  In the Philippines the nickel mining leaves destruction of soil and wasteland behind. But nickel is used to produce a host of other everyday things like spoons, wires or your smartphone. The finger should not be pointed at metal straws for nickel mining as they do not belong to the major contributors.

IS THE LEAF BAMBOO STRAW THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME?

Our bamboo straw…

  • helps you to minimize your eco footprint as it is 100% biodegradable and the production process is less harmful than of metal straws.

  • needs extra care regarding cleaning and storage to prevent mould.

  • should be replaced after around 1 year of daily use.

THE FALSE BELIEVE OF PLA BIO-PLASTIC?

Our metal straw…

  • is easy to take care of. You can easily clean it and it stays rust free

  • has a less eco-friendly production than the bamboo straw

  • can be used a lifetime

  • is available in different sizes to enjoy any kind of drink

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BAMBOO YOU ARE USING

The bamboo we are using is the fast growing Moso bamboo that is naturally anti-bacterial. It is harvested in the Jiangsu Province of China.

We can guarantee that we are not stealing pandas food and that the bamboo is sustainably harvested through local farmers.

WHY ARE WE NOT USING BIODEGRADABLE TOOTHBRUSH BRISTLES?

Simply because there is no good alternative for the nylon bristle on the market. The only biodegradable option is made from pig hair which is not an option for us as we try to avoid animal-based products. The leaf bristles are made from DuPont nylon and are charcoal infused which helps absorb plaque for cleaner teeth and gum.

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