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Where to Find Bamboo Straws In Kenya

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Mama Earth supplies bamboo straws in Nairobi and surrounding areas. We are one of the few bamboo straw manufacturers in Kenya with the most affordable price.

The Story

We stumbled upon the use of natural, bamboo straws by locals in Mombasa. We saw a gap and sought to bring this solution to the mainstream world. Bamboo straws have now made their mark in several restaurants and bars in Nairobi.

What’s the environmental impact of plastic straws?

It’s no secret that plastic has been a nuisance all over the world. The global #plasticban was inspired by a report on the devastating effect that plastic has on our oceans and wildlife. Plastic straws in particular, make up the top ten items found in the ocean. More than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone.

A popular picture of a turtle getting a plastic straw painfully removed from its nose tipped the scale for many. People have started to realize that we do not have Planet B. Because of this, governments have started taking affirmative action and have banned the use of plastic bags in Kenya. Plastic straws are soon to be banned as well.

Why use Bamboo Straws

In light of the #plasticban, people have begun to explore alternatives to plastics. Bamboo straws are the most natural, most organic alternative to plastic straws. While they can last for years, they pose no harm to the environment once discarded.

Some people have also chosen to use steel, glass or paper straws. Each comes with its pros and cons but still contribute to saving the planet.

Who uses bamboo straws

Environmentally-conscious people are the first to start using bamboo straws or other alternatives to plastics. However, anyone can and should use them. The straws are 100% re-usable, recyclable and organic. Mama Earth’s bamboo straws come with a portable bag and a cleaning brush so that you carry yours around anytime you need it.

How to Care for bamboo straws

To maintain your straws all you have to do is:

1. Boil your straw in water and add a tablespoon of vinegar.

2. You can also clean the inside using a cleaning brush.

3. Be sure to rinse thoroughly under running water

4. Leave to air dry in an open, well-ventilated space.


We are constantly looking to partner with people who can spread awareness on plastic straw alternatives in Kenya. Whether you are an environmental NGO, a corporate, a bar, restaurant or individual, feel free to get in touch today.

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