Our PLA straws are the perfect hygiene accessory combining a retractable stainless steel straw and cleaning brush in a plant based plastic case. The case is manufactured from organic plant material known as polylactic acid and is naturally biodegradable and compostable. It actually degrades twice as fast as newspapers! It’s a food safe material which is even used in medical implants. In the right conditions it takes around just 12 weeks for PLA to degrade.