Our Story

Hey there! Nice to meet you. Here's a little bit about us —


The SeaStraws team may be located on the island of Manhattan, but their heart lies in the Jersey Shore. The one thing we had to look forward to as kids were summers at Brick Beach, and the weekly venture down the parkway became completely worth it from the moment we stepped on the sandy beach and gleamed at the glistening morning summer ocean. We want to preserve this feeling for future generations.

Straws may seem menial, but their issues add up exponentially. Americans use over 500 MILLION plastic drinking straws per day, and NONE of them are biodegradable or compostable. Once they fly into the ocean, they circulate among the plastic that comprises 90% of sea trash today.

We chose to start SeaStraws because we believe that small actions add up. Our mission is to use drinking straws to accelerate the movement towards a plastic-free world, and all restaurants, coffee shops, juice bars, or offices that use our product are our PARTNERS in this fight. Made in the USA with the highest quality of FSC certified paper, every sip of a SeaStraw contributes to cleaner oceans.

To make things easy for you, we've decided to put our straws out into the world for home and business use. For home, reusable and paper options can lead to a variety of sustainable lifestyles. For businesses, our straws are available in bulk or as part of a monthly subscription format to make it as easy as possible for you. We never charge petty cancellation or subscription change fees. We have a set price, and 1% of what you pay goes to one of our nonprofit partners. So far these have included the Surfrider Foundation and The River Project NYC, two ocean-friendly nonprofits operating at the national and local levels.

So, join us if you want to help out our cause. Sustainability has never been so stylish, and we'd love to welcome you as a partner on our journey.

With love from NYC to Jersey and beyond,
The SeaStraws Team