Sustainable materials behind The Wheat Way

Plastic as an invention has now become a huge environmental problem with more media attention being drawn to the issue in the past decade.

 

A more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic using sustainable materials is required as a means to help push people into a lifestyle with more of an awareness of sustainable consumption. 

Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic material began in the early 1950's. Out of this 8.3 billion metric tons 75.9% (6.3 billion metric tons) of this has become waste and only 9% (567,000,000 metric tons) was recycled and 79% (4,977,000 metric tons) ended up in landfills. 

The current use of plastic cannot go on. This is why our products, made using sustainable materials are ideal alternative to plastic products. Not only do we use wheat but we also offer products made using bamboo, another sustainable material.

 

As an example Our wheat straws only use sustainable materials and are completely biodegradable. This biodegradability offers a zero waste solution when compared to Paper Straws which still need to be recycled after use.

  • Wheat Field

    The Journey of our Wheat Straws

    wheat waste turned into sustainable materials

  • Harvesting​

    The wheat grain is harvested from the field leaving behind the wheat stem which is a by-product from farming the crop.

  • Cleaning and Cutting

    Once the wheat stems are harvested they need to be cleaned and cut to size and can then be used as wheat straws perfect for replacing plastic or paper straws. 

  • All our products, such as our  wheat straws , are all made using natural and sustainable materials.