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Fancy Staws UK

This web site is owned and operated by Ltd trading as Fancy Straws. Our logo is the registered trademark of Fancy Straws.

Fancy Straws only provide high quality earth friendly biodegradable paper drinking straws. With a wide range of colours and designs our straws will add those finishing touches to help make your entertaining special and memorable whether a birthday party, anniversary or wedding and for those in business your bar, restuarant or hotel.

Fancy Straws was started in 2013 with the purpose of promoting a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic drinking straws. Being keen participants of the "greener" sea sports (sailing, wind surfing and paddle boarding) we see first hand the the problems single use plastics are causing to our shores and oceans. Although our biodegradable paper drinking straws also provide many other benefits over plastic, the biggest barrier for many companies and individuals switching to paper straws is the increased price this is due to the higher material and the manufacturing costs of producing paper straws compared to plastic. Of course we are now learning the true costs of one use plastic is to the environment and particularly our oceans and marine life.

When we first started promoting the paper straws, we discovered that for most of our customers at that time, although they considered the greener properties of paper straws, the decision to switch to paper straws was also driven by a need for something better than a plastic straw. Our paper straws with the many design and colour options portrayed a much higher quality image and a more enjoyable experience for their customers.

Over the past year, there has been far more publicity and education highlighting the devastation to oceans and marine life caused by single use plastic. The Marine Conservation Society UK have been particularly pro-active in alerting businesses and the general public of the problems associated with plastic straws and one use plastics. Awareness of the problems is starting to become a call to action for many businesses and individual buyers now wanting to use a product with better earth and ocean friendly attributes. Thankfully, this has resulted in some increase in the use of paper drinking straws particularly in the UK.

There is still a very long way to go - currently it is estimated that over 95% of "one use" drinking straws supplied are plastic. Hopefully, going forward, consumer demand and reducing the cost of greener alternatives will help influence buying decisions.

Fancy Straws aim is to constantly review and improve its procedures to exceed acceptable earth friendly credentials whilst ensuring that the products continue to be fit for purpose.

The increased costs of materials and maunufacturing process for producing biodegradable straws is much higher than producing a plastic straw. In order to address this issue, we currently have the straws manufactured outside of the UK. We use reputable certified companies with many years experience of producing paper products and also already manufacture for well known multinational organisations.

Fancy Straws are completely dedicated to providing a quality product that meets and exceeds your expectations. If you have any suggestions or comments or if you need to contact us, please email us using the link on the store page or use the details below.

Our Contact details:
Fancy Straws UK
Beech House
Docking Road
Norfolk PE36 5LR

Phone: 01485 579363
UK Registered Company number: 4073827