Our story


Meet Ben and Roger

The Wheat Straws Company was born from two cocktail-loving pals who were sick of being served drinks with plastic or paper straws! Roger, while travelling in Vietnam, was served a drink with a compostable grass straw. ‘Why didn’t people do this in the UK? Why don’t people know about this alternative?'.  


Once back in the UK, Roger was having drink with Ben and mentioned his natural straw discovery. When the drinks arrived both were advised to ‘drink quickly’ before the paper straws turned to mush. Enough was enough! The mission began: bring a natural-straw to the UK. 


Ben and Roger now sell compostable, gluten-free wheat drinking straws to anyone who wants them! Hotels, catering companies, restaurants, bars, children’s parties, bar mitzvah’s, indoor ski-slopes - anyone.  


Each day they become more passionate to reduce business waste and educate people on their plastic consumption. Our wheat straws are delivered in plastic free packaging, and we strive everyday to cut down on any waste in our business.