331 PPE straws


Date: April 2020
Designed by: Real Straw LLC, founded by Marty Walters
Credit: PPEstraws

When a person receives a straw or stir stick from a food service provider, it’s unlikey they know the server’s COVID status or what part of the straw has been handled. In an effort to encourage diners to bring their own straws, PPE Straws was created by Marty Walters, a forty-year veteran of the bar industry. These PPE straws are all-natural, eco-friendly and completely biodegradable, gluten-free, and grown in New York. They are available in wheat or rye stem drink straws and stir sticks. 


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