Simply Straws

Reusable Glass Drinking Straws

Costa Mesa, California

United States

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About Simply Straws

Simply Straws is a reusable glass drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws polluted ever second. This concept was born when founder, Cyndi Sladics, was looking for a solution for her dental patients. She knew straws help protect our teeth from the acids in drinks that cause teeth sensitivity, staining and erosion. She also knew the plastic straws leached chemicals mimicking hormones that disrupt our system, in addition to living in landfills for a thousand years. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations to minimize them - they began. They set out a mission to reduce the 500 million plastic straws disposed daily in USA!

No more garnishing that landfill with "disposable" plastic straws, Simply Straws upgraded to glass- Try it once and you'll understand why.  They're reusable like utensils and dishes, they're a pleasure to sip anything through, and they're beautiful objects, too. They're reusable, durable (lifetime guarantee - if you break 'em, Simply Straws will replace 'em), biodegradable, and handmade with intention in California with equal portions of logic and love. The materials are BPA-free and the colors are non-toxic. And it doesn't stop at straws. Simply Straws' sleeves are carefully crafted from fair-trade hemp, flax, and organic cotton. They use non-toxic dyes, FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper for business materials, and their packaging is compostable. If Simply Straws were any more green, they'd be a tree! One percent of all proceeds goes directly to their non-profit partners, all of which are educating and activating against plastic pollution!

The Simply Straws family is an actual family. They're a mom, pop, daughter-and-son business. That means that when the holidays roll around, you only need to send one card! Simply Straws would like to leave the world a better place than when they came into it, sip by sip, and they'd like you to join them in this endeavor. 

We are honored to unite with other forward thinking brands, that are going beyond the traditional business model to help preserve our beautiful planet while supporting fair business practices. We believe B-Corp businesses are the solution to the majority of issues we are up against: environmentally, socially, and economically! We look forward to participating and supporting this B community, collectively working towards new legislation and celebrating a better future for our earth!

The Change We Seek®

Simply Straws aims to build lasting relationships by modeling integrity, respect & trust. As Simply Straws continues to evolve, they consistently strive to improve the quality of everything they do and manufacture, helping to create an environment that nurtures and heals the planet and all involved. Leading by example, Simply Straws hopes to inspire and influence other brands to have meaning behind their products and tackle one of the many toxins or social imbalances needed to transcend happiness and experience on earth. 

Straws for Cause was created to embed Simply Straws' commitment to their non-profit partners through 1% to the planet.  Their benefiting organizations are Keep-a-Breast Foundation, Non-Toxic Revolution, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Protect our Winters and 5Gyres. This allows Simply Straws to collectively create momentum against disposable plastic pollution.

Simply Straws' products are reusable, sustainable, durable, biodegradable and handmade with intention in the USA. Their colors are non-toxic, their materials BPA free, their sleeves made from fair-trade, organic hemp, flax, and cotton. Simply Straws' web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy, and they use non-toxic dyes and FSC certified 100% post consumer recycled paper for business material. All packaging is compostable.

B the Change!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

40
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

N/A
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

30
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

12
6
Overall B Score
81
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >75% company's printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks

Community: Gives preference to local suppliers and sustainable or fair trade suppliers; 70% of materials or products purchased from Significant Suppliers have third-party social or environmental certification or approval on a current basis

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