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EQUO Sugarcane Drinking Straws 50% off: from $5 + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ EQUO via Amazon AU

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EQUO Sugarcane Drinking Straws (Biodegradable, Compostable, and Plastic-Free)

Products eligible for 50% discount:
Pack of 50, Cocktail - $5 (after 50% off coupon applies at checkout)
Pack of 50, Boba - $5.75 (after 50% off coupon applies at checkout)
Pack of 50, Extra Long - $5.50 (after 50% off coupon applies at checkout)
Pack of 100, Standard - $7.50 (after 50% off coupon applies at checkout) - best deal imo

Coupon is valid for any of the options above, and is multiple use

Let's all save the environment by reducing plastic use where we can. I've never tried sugarcane straws, but looking at the reviews, it doesn't seem bad at all.

Enjoy slurping and sipping :)


About the straws:

NATURAL STRAWS: These natural, eco-friendly straws are made from sugarcane fiber. They are tasteless and have a light, sweet aroma, so you can enjoy a scented biodegradable straw without changing the flavor of your beverage. They come in a variety of sizes, including wide for specialty drinks and boba tea. Plus, they never get soggy!
BIODEGRADABLE & COMPOSTABLE STRAWS: These are compost-friendly, biodegradable straws. Toss them in your garden or compost bin after use! Our sugarcane straws are a wonderful alternative to plastic because they are safe for the earth. Also, unlike plastic drinking straws, our eco-friendly straws contain absolutely no chemicals or toxic materials.
LONG-LASTING & FUN: Paper straws often become soggy and begin breaking down while you are using them, leaving paper bits in your drink. They also sometimes have a strange taste. Our sugarcane straws are durable and can be used multiple times a day in any beverage. They are speckled light brown and are washable for reuse within one day.
HIGH-QUALITY: Our world-class team is passionate about sustainability and quality. We are proud to have strict manufacturing, quality-assurance, and quality-control standards in place for our trusted, exceptional products. Our products are so easy to switch to and so high-quality that you may not notice the difference between them and traditional plastic products.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS: We want to build a sustainable future. All of our products maximize existing natural resources and by-products to minimize waste. They leave the earth as naturally as they enter it. Our products are sourced from regions that support local farming initiatives. We strive to support the community as much as we do Mother Nature.

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Comments

  • +18

    Maccas and boost use those paper straw, but the degrade with the drinks. I really hate those so call environmental move that is not practical.

    • +45

      The paper straws be drinking more of the beverage than me

      • +1

        impossible with frozen drinks

    • -19

      This may be unpopular, but why are straws a mainstream thing? I find a girl supersexy if she was able to chug down her drink.

      • +8

        "Oh yeah Baby, chug that post-mix Coke. Get that sugar into you!

        drools

      • +1

        username checks out

      • +3

        This must be your dream girl, lol. Chick smashes beer can on forehead then chugs it.

        https://youtu.be/-cHZoYk-9TQ

    • +3

      Landfill of plastic straw is even less practical.

      Here’s practical: 10 for $6 BYO straws.

      • -2

        I love my plastic straw and I love my V8

        • +1

          Probably love leaded fuel as well.

        • -5

          Buy plastic straws from AliExpress China. I do.

          • -1

            @mckayver: Exactly what I just did a couple of weeks ago after running out of my stash of Hungry Jacks and Maccas plastic straws. Bought 200 (should be very similar to HJ's/Maccas plastic straws in dimensions) for ~$5 AUD delivered.

            • -2

              @CompulsiveOzB: Good man. They took away our grey coles/woolies plastic bags but they can't takeaway our PLASTIC STRAWS.

              • -6

                @mckayver: These are the ones I bought (the black ones, which were the cheapest at $2.49 per 100 at the time). The bendy straws are cheaper but I specifically wanted the straws to be just like HJ's/Maccas plastic straws (straight straws with dimensions like that - ~19cm long/~6mm wide) and these were the cheapest I could find that actually listed the dimensions.

                Should last me a while. I should've bought a while back actually, as I now have to keep hand washing my last plastic straw while I wait for them to arrive haha.

                • -3

                  @CompulsiveOzB: I use both the bendy and straight straws depending if I'm using my favourite cup, lol. I'm nearly out of straight straws so will get a pack of of these. Thanks for doing the research.

                • +1

                  @CompulsiveOzB: Got to love the down votes. Hahaha

      • +13

        Removing single use plastic straws has little to no positive affect on the environment & increasing the production of impractical stainless steel straws is worse. It's not a solution.

        The environmental impact of steel production

        Steel production has a number of impacts on the environment, including air emissions (CO, SOx, NOx, PM2), wastewater contaminants, hazardous wastes, and solid wastes. The major environmental impacts from integrated steel mills are from coking and iron-making.

        Climate change

        Virtually all of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with steel production are from the carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption.

        Emissions to air

        Coke production is one of the major pollution sources from steel production. Air emissions such as coke oven gas, naphthalene, ammonium compounds, crude light oil, sulfur and coke dust are released from coke ovens.

        Emissions to water

        Water emissions come from the water used to cool coke after it has finished baking. Quenching water becomes contaminated with coke breezes and other compounds. While the volume of contaminated water can be great, quenching water is fairly easy to reuse. Most pollutants can be removed by filtration.

        Waste

        Slag, the limestone and iron ore impurities collected at the top of the molten iron, make up the largest portion of iron-making by-products. Sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide are volatized and captured in air emissions control equipment and the residual slag is sold to the construction industry. While this is not a pollution prevention technique, the solid waste does not reach landfills.

        Gaseous emissions and metal dust are the most prominent sources of waste from electric arc furnaces.

        • +4

          But buying the enviro straws makes us feel good.

        • +15

          There are two environmental concerns here which you're blurring the line between. One is the environmental carbon and atmospheric pollutant impact. Which you're right - in many cases alternatives to plastic products are detrimental to this. But the other one is the sustainability of ecosystems due to non-degradable plastic waste accumulation.

          A single plastic straw takes 50 years to disappear. Think about it. Every single packet of chips you've ever had in your lunchbox for your entire life is still out there somewhere sitting in dirt. Already in some places this pollution is so bad that it has blocked water from reaching the water table. It's an unnatural material that nature has not found a way to effectively and rapidly decompose. At our current usage rates we'll choke off ecosystems that provide food and destroy biodiversity.

          So to say a single straw doesn't count - it's the same as saying a single vote doesn't count in an election. Every vote counts. Because you have your sphere of influence which collectively can move things in the right direction. 'Sustainable' is not a politicised word used by hippies. It's a scientific measurement that the current rate of progress cannot continue without adverse effects.

          • @Jatacid: So we get less plastic in landfill and the oceans but more CO2 in the atmosphere.
            Perhaps the acid rain from the CO2 will dissolve the plastic

        • +1

          You’re advocating for plastic over stainless steel cutlery?

          • @AlexF:

            You’re advocating for plastic over stainless steel cutlery?

            At least the air will be cleaner because there won't be extra CO2 in it because of the metal strawers being produced.

        • +3

          It's about plastic pollution which has a disastrous effect on wildlife. Turtles with plastic straws stuck in their nasal passages. Birds with can rings around their wings etc.

          Best solution is to not even use straws if possible.

          • +3

            @saintza: You should watch Seaspiracy on Netflix, the main offender of plastic pollution in the ocean is the fishing industry. And here we are screaming about banning plastic straw to save the ocean.

            • @Jackfruit: Green peace think we all throw our plastic in the ocean. We used to send our plastic recycling to China then some of it would end up in the ocean. Lol

          • @saintza:

            Best solution is to not even use litter straws if possible.

            FTFY

            • @dufflover: No the best solution is to not use them.

              Not littering them if you use them is the next best thing.

              Using them still means they can get into the environment. Just because you put it in a bit doesn't mean that is magically taken care of so that it doesn't cause any extra environmental damage.

          • @saintza: Yes everyone saw that movie with the one turtle with the straw in its noise.

            It does not mean that plastic straws are the worst thing. The alternative could be worse.

            Best solution is to not even use straws if possible

            Agreed.

    • I like the maccas paper straws.

    • -5

      Thank the greenie who inserted a straw up a turtle's nostril for his fake video by never voting Greens.

      I rarely get McDonalds but every time I have their paper straws expire before the drink is finished. What is it about McDonalds… their food doesn't taste like food, and even their straws are awful. It's not like it's some difficult technology to make a decent paper straw, because straws used to be paper long before USA junk food brought plastic straws to Australia with them. I remember anywhere you bought milkshakes had waxed paper straws. Maybe that's why… McDonalds is too damn cheap to pay the 1 cent per 100 straws it would take to wax coat them.

  • +1

    looking at the reviews, it doesn't seem bad at all.

    Mate, the rule of reviews on the internet is don't put any stock into reviews, except for negative comments with legitimate gripes. Especially reviews on Amazon.

    • +1

      It's pretty easy to tell the difference between a legit review, positive or negative, compared to a cash/product for comment review IMO.

    • I use these and they're really good as far as drinking goes, jury is out on the compostability but I've got them in there.

  • +8

    Sugarcane Drinking Straws

    Why isn’t QLD making these? $$$ to be had!

    • +4

      Then they be $1 each.

  • +4

    Note the 12 month shelf life in case you were planning on bulk ordering (as I was but decided against)

    • I have some expired ones and they're fine as far as I can tell.

  • +8

    Have used these before, they're good. Also you won't find them stuck in a 100-year old turtle's nose, so that's always a bonus.

  • +7

    Just buy pasta

  • +2

    Oooh, made in Taiwan? Will pick up a couple.

    • +2

      Yep, it’s the real China, where the govt respects people…

      • -3

        …by approving imports of additive-fed US pork.

      • +4

        I don't buy straws or have any need for them but now I'm tempted, just to support Taiwan.

      • That wasn’t the purpose of my comment, just want to support Taiwanese goods. Got negged anyway, my goodness some of you.

        • They’re a very proud, hard working people. Respect.

  • +2

    I bought these exact straws a few weeks ago and pleasantly surprised!
    They last hours and I've never had them go soggy or limp.
    Texture feels a lot like a plastic straw and no weird taste like paper ones.

  • +4

    I always hate sucking on McDonald's limp straws

    • +20

      After trying MickeyD’s straws, I finally understood my wife’s dissatisfaction with me

  • I bought some of the stainless steel straws that go in the dish’s washer for my kids. Environment friendly and they don’t get saggy like the paper ones

  • So these will last for 6 months only?

  • -3

    This is so environmental friendly… think of all the waste that went into making it.

    • Agreed.

  • +2

    I was hoping for an edible straw… disappointed 😢

    • the rice one is edible :D

    • i thought it was one of those flavoured straw things.

  • I bought 200 plastic straw for 2 dollars

    I hate paper straw

    • +1

      Yep same, aliexpress.

  • where is the 50% discount? I proceeded to checkout and the price didn't change?

  • +2

    These don't go soggy like paper straws, a few boba places use them, and they work exactly like a plastic straw.

  • Is the deal gone or where to put what code? At the checkout, and the price stays the same.

  • Looks like the deal's over guys. Coupon limit reached I'm assuming

  • get metal straws from reject shop- 5 for like $4
    save the environment

  • +1

    EQUO Coconut Drinking Straws, Biodegradable, Compostable, and Plastic-Free, Pack of 100 - 50% off still

  • -2

    These type of straws are rubbish, they degrade to the point of not being able to be used before half a drink of anything is finished.

    I'm so thankful my local Asian and Middle-Eastern grocers all still sell the normal plastic straws.

    • +2

      These are not the same as paper straws, they're actually quite good at keeping their shape for ages.

      Better than paper straws and less resource intensive to make than metal ones

  • Mine has shipped, hope it has shipped for everyone too!

  • +2

    The straws are actually pretty good and exceeds my expectations. Nothing like a paper straw at all