Origin of ANU

Welcome to Anu Drinkware, where we are pioneering the future of sustainable dining with our biodegradable and home compostable disposable straws. Located in the heart of Montana, we harness our extensive expertise in the paper industry and green chemical sector to develop high-quality PHA straws that are designed to replace fossil-based plastics.

Founded by experts in environmentally responsible industries, Anu Drinkware's mission is driven by a crucial need: to combat the alarming impact of plastic pollution. Over 8 million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans annually, ending up in everything from marine life to our very plates. Research indicates that microplastics are found in over 90% of table salts and are widely detected in human bodies, posing potential risks to our health.

We believe that anything that comes into contact with food should be safe for both consumers and the planet. That's why our straws don't just disappear in commercial composting facilities—they can also be composted right in your home garden. By choosing our products, foodservice businesses contribute to a healthier environment and a safer food supply chain.

At Anu Drinkware, we are committed to making a tangible impact on the foodservice industry. Our aim is to to partner with forward-thinking foodservice distributors, bars, and restaurants that share our vision of a sustainable future. Our products meet the rigorous demands of daily food service operations and align with the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly practices.

Join us in our journey towards a greener planet, one straw at a time. Together, we can make a difference.

A dirty love story

The real origin story

Lydia the earthworm wasn’t looking for a serious long-term relationship. Stew the ANU Straw fit the bill—he only had 120 days until he’d fully biodegrade in the compost pile near the flower bed. Lydia enjoyed his earth-friendly and non-toxic behavior and dirty jokes until he went away, leaving only fertile soil and beautiful flowers to remember him by. So maybe it’s not the world’s greatest love story but, hey, we’re all at least a little flawed.

Try em' for yourself

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    5.9" Cocktail Straw

    5.9" Cocktail Straw

    Regular price $24.99 / 1,250 straws
  • 7.75" Jumbo Straw
    7.75" Jumbo Straw

    7.75" Jumbo Straw

    Regular price $19.99+ / 600 straws
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    5.9" Cocktail Straw Case

    5.9" Cocktail Straw Case

    Regular price $149.99 / 10,000 straws
  • 7.75" Jumbo Straw Case
    7.75" Jumbo Straw Case

    7.75" Jumbo Straw Case

    Regular price $99.99+ / 6,000 straws

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If you want to chat about Lydia and Stew's epic love story or would like to know a little more about our different products.