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Wheat & Sustainability

Wheat straw is the stalk left over after wheat grains are harvested. While the stalks are usually treated as waste or burned, Greenlid repurposes this left-over material for wheat straws. By diverting this natural material from the waste pile, we are reclaiming a resource to make a truly compostable product.

After farmers utilize the edible parts of the wheat plant, the stalks remain. We carefully sort and cut these stalks into equal lengths followed by a trip through an agitator with distilled water; a sonicator, three times in a boiler, and finally a UV room to thoroughly cleanse and prepare the wheat stalk for use! Wheat stalks grow a lining that keeps the stalk upright and naturally waterproof.

Wheat straws are the best alternative to plastic or paper straws for your home or restaurant. Since they have zero additives or processing.

Comparison between straws:

Bio-plastic Straws

  • Similar to regular plastic

  • Not home compostable

  • No visual difference to plastic

  • Premium price for marketing only (Greenwashing)

  • Will last for years in the ocean or environment

  • Part of single-use plastics bans, not a viable alternative to plastic straws

Paper Straws

  • Often not truly compostable

  • Layers often bound with non-biodegradable glues

  • Become soggy fast

  • Unpleasant taste

Greenlid Wheat Straws

  • Made from 100% wheat stalk

  • 100% home & industrial compostable (they’re just wheat!)

  • 100% biodegradable

  • Grown, not manufactured

  • Gluten-free

  • Do not get soggy

  • No flavour

Greenlid's Wheat Straws are home compostable and compostable in all facilities. Unlike “compostable” plastic straws, there is no special process or high heat needed to compost these straws, so they break down naturally and will never end up harming wildlife or polluting the planet.

Keep in mind, 500 million plastic straws are used every day in North America. They will still be here in 500 years.

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