ORGANIC WILD HARVESTED IN VIETNAM

 

Green grass drinking straws

Our straws are single-use and biodegradable

These straws are the simplest replacement for single-use plastic straws. These require no extra effort to clean and they have no smell or taste.

Our straws are single-use and biodegradable

These straws are the simplest replacement for single-use plastic straws. These require no extra effort to clean and they have no smell or taste.

Harvested sustainably in the Mekong Delta

Our green grass straws are hand picked by local people living in the open protected Phu My Nature Reserve. The Khmer ethnic people of this region are the poorest in Vietnam and rely on the Lepironia grass products they make as the main source of their income.

The wetland that is home to the Co Bang grass is also home to the Sarus Crane. The area has been protected by the International Crane Foundation. Sales of green grass straws help support conservation efforts of the nature reserve and the protection of the Sarus Crane, a species designated as declining and vulnerable.

Harvested sustainably in the Mekong Delta

Our green grass straws are hand picked by local people living in the open protected Phu My Nature Reserve. Zero Waste Saigon has partnered with Mekong Craft a company founded by the people of Phu My Village. The Khmer ethnic people of this region are the poorest in Vietnam and rely on the Lepironia grass products they make as the main source of their income.
The founders of Mekong Craft are members of the International Crane Foundation. Sales of green grass straws help support conservation efforts of the nature reserve and the protection of the Sarus Crane, a species designated as declining and vulnerable.

A solution that was born in Vietnam

Green grass straws have the potential to truly replace plastic straws on a large scale and it all started here. Zero Waste Saigon was the first to sell green grass straws and we are leading the change that is sweeping the nation and soon the world.

A solution that was born in Vietnam

Green grass straws have the potential to truly replace plastic straws on a large scale and it all started here. Zero Waste Saigon was the first to sell green grass straws and we are leading the change that is sweeping the nation and soon the world.

Our straws can be found at

Restaurants & Bars

Straws Per Week

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Organic

Our straws can be found at

Restaurants & Bars

Straws Per Week

%

Organic

Frequently asked questions

How do I keep these grass straws fresh?

​The straws are wrapped in banana leafs in 100-straw packs. Once you receive the straws, please put the whole pack in an air tight bag or container and keep it in the refrigerator.

The best method of storage is to dampen a cloth and lay it inside a large bin, put the straws on top and seal it with the lid of the bin, then place in in the refrigerator.

They can stay fresh for 2 weeks, sometimes more if properly stored.

Video: How to store green grass straws

Can these grass straws be reused?
These straws are intended for single-use at restaurants, bars and events.

Do these grass straws contain preservatives?

Our grass straws are harvested, processed and shipped within 24 hours. The grass grows naturally, and the straws are not treated with any chemical products or preservatives.

They are triple washed in salt water.

Do grass straws affect the flavor of the drink?

There is no taste to the grass straw. There is a mild scent of fresh sweet grass.

Are these grass straws edible?

Grass straws are mildly sweet and rich in fibers. Chewing them after eating helps clean your teeth and gums.

Should I put grass straws in a compost bin?

Grass straws decompose naturally. Please put them into compost or organic waste bins.

How long can fresh straws be stored?

​Fresh straws will stay green for 2 weeks if kept in the refrigerator properly.

Video: How to store green grass straws

Where do you ship straws to?

We ship to anywhere in South Vietnam as well as Hanoi.

How often do you deliver?

We can deliver once per week.

How long does it take to ship?

The package can usually arrive within 1 day to major cities but smaller villages may take longer to arrive.

Do you sell dried grass straws?

We are working on scaling this product currently.

Do you export grass straws?

We sell within Vietnam only. We may export later on once we can guarantee freshness or perfected the drying process.

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Green grass straws

Co Bang

Co bang is a fast growing grass.

It can be cut and used fresh as a drinking straw. It is easy to grow and very cost effective. 

We grow our own green grass straws right here on the rooftops of Saigon. Growing close to our users ensures freshness and cuts down on transportation costs and pollution.

We sell green grass straws
Length of straw: 20cm (or depending on the customer, not exceeding 28cm).

Size: inner diameter 4.5 - 6.5 mm

Thickness: 0.5 - 0.8 mm

Hand cut and washed.

Pricing: 600d/pcs

We sell Co Bang planters

Grow your own straws!

The Co Bang planter pays for itself after just 3 months of harvest!. After that all of your straws will be free!

Pricing: 100 000 VND

The Co Bang grass garden

This solution is perfect for restaurants or any person that is buying straws in bulk.

The Co Bang garden pays for itself after just 3 months of harvest!. After that all of your straws will be free!

Pricing: 1 500 000 VND

The Co Bang grass wall

This solution is perfect for restaurants or any person that is buying straws in bulk.

The Co Bang planter pays for itself after just 5 months of harvest!. After that all of your straws will be free!

Pricing: 2 500 000 VND

Dry grass straws

Single use living straws grown and cut 2 hours from Saigon. They will last for 1 month, no need to put them in the refrigerator.

Price:

1 000 VND per straw. A minimum order of 1,000 straws