With the wide range of straws available here at Lund London we thought it would be helpful to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about our straws.
Love them or hate them, straws are currently a big talking point, both here in Britain and across the world. Did you know that the first ever straws were made from real gold over 5000 years ago to filter fermented particles from beer? People certainly wouldn’t have disposed of those straws! Our new Lund Luxe straw takes inspiration from these very first designs and comes in 4 high shine finishes; gold, rose gold, gunmetal and oil slick. The retractable straw matches the convenient travel case so you can look as stylish as you feel drinking a refreshing cocktail in a trendy bar…..heaven!
Why do you have so many straws?
We love straws! Everyone has a different preference in life, so we like to give people options; some prefer a natural bamboo straw, some prefer a stainless steel straw……some people drink water or spirits while others prefer smoothies and bubble teas so need a wider straw. Whatever you drink and whatever your style we’ve got you covered!
Which of your straws are BPA free?
All of them. All of our products are free from BPA and phthalates so you don’t have to worry about ingesting toxins when drinking through our straws.
How do I clean my straw?
It’s always best to rinse your straw with water straight after use. Our bamboo straws are best washed by hand for a longer life, while our Straw for Life and Plant Straw are dishwasher safe – even the case is dishwasher safe. It’s important to make sure your straw air dries thoroughly before putting it away in its case or a drawer.
Why does the base of my Straw for Life case unscrew?
You haven’t broken your case, don’t panic! We’ve designed the case to unscrew at the base so that it can dry more easily and quickly.
If we want to save the planet, why don’t we just not use straws?
This is a good point, but in an ideal world everyone would also stop using cars and become vegan. Sadly that isn’t going to happen, so we’re creating products for people who do still like to use straws. Many dentists recommend straws for sugary or acidic drinks, some people need drinking straws for medical reasons, and sometimes drinks are just more fun with a straw!
Which is the most eco-friendly straw?
That’s a hard one – all of our straws are eco-friendly in different ways. Our bamboo is a natural material which regenerates from its own roots, without the need for harsh chemicals. The bamboo we use is traceable and holds an ‘FSC’ certificate, meaning it comes from certified forests. It is biodegradable so will decompose at the end of its life.
The plant straw is made from a PLA case which is plant based and biodegradable/compostable, so the case can decompose at the end of its life.
The Straw for Life is retractable and re-usable and will last a lifetime so you can continue to use it time after time.
Why don’t you make paper straws?
Paper straws often have harmful inks and dyes in them and are not long lasting, we like products which are made to last and are good for both you and the planet. The paper straws also go soggy after a while and nobody likes a soggy straw!
If your products are biodegradable, will they decompose in my bag?
No! For products to compost they need the right conditions such as the right temperature, water and oxygen levels which are found in commercial facilities so if you leave your plant straw or your bamboo straw in the bottom of your handbag, even if it’s really messy, it won’t start to decompose! Being compostable, PLA will breakdown into non-toxic components (water, carbon dioxide and biomass) within 180 days in industrial facilities.
Tell me an interesting fact about Bamboo?
Bamboo isn’t a wood, it’s actually a grass. It’s often mistaken for wood due to its tree-like appearance but due to its hollow cylindrical stems it’s really categorised as grass.
If you have any other questions please get in touch on social media @lundlondonhome