The SeaStraws team may be located on the island of Manhattan, but their hearts lie in the Jersey Shore. As kids, we looked forward to the freedom of 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 caught sight of the glistening ocean.
We want to preserve this feeling for future generations. And with that, the SeaStraws journey began.
We started SeaStraws because we believe that small actions add up and inspire wide-spread impact.
Our mission is to empower hospitality through sustainable alternatives.
Our vision is an empowered and educated community living in harmony with the earth.
We strive to be the go-to resource for both sustainable education and products.
What does sustainable mean to you?
For us it means building products made from the best renewable and natural materials, and making sure they are made fairly and ethically.
We are proud to be manufacturing our paper straws in the United States, made from SFI certified paper from renewable forestry.
Our cutlery is made with FSC-certified wood without plastic lining!
Our pursuit of sustainability comes from our heart, rooted in a common love for the earth which is over 70% ocean.
Sharing our knowledge
Sustainability for us also means educating our community and future generations. It is at the core of our work at SeaStraws (S.E.A. — sustainably, education, and advocacy) to make information around environmental policies and issues accessible for everyone.
Here at SeaStraws we foster a culture of excellence and transparency. We want to be the best we can, for people and for the planet.
Here’s what our team accomplished to-date and pledged to pursue as SeaStraws grows:
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, legal accountability to balance profit and purpose and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
B Corps are evaluated based on the past 12 months — our Pending status means that we have committed to this for the upcoming year and the future and are already measuring and managing our social and environmental performance with the best tools available and seeking to use business as a force for good.
We are proud to be a Bronze member of the American Sustainable Business Council. The ASBC is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit. ASBC members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one. The Council works for policy change to support this vision.