Our Story

ANU is the creation of three like-minded people who appreciate their gorgeous Montana environment and want to do something great for their home state. Meet Jamie, Tony, and Anthony.

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Origin of ANU

Jamie was busily planting her vegetable garden, she looked up and had a moment of clarity. All the plastic plant containers she’d brought home from the store now littered the area where she planned to grow her organic garden. Jamie was well aware of the volume of plastic waste streaming into landfills, polluting oceans and beaches, and proliferating throughout the environment—including our bodies. And even something as seemingly benign as her home vegetable garden was contributing to the problem. So she challenged herself to create a solution. Made entirely from plants, ANU offers the convenience and durability of traditional plastics while removing the toxicity. Use ANU, compost it, and you’ve created one less piece of plastic pollution. Less plastic, more plants. Problem solved.

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 $29.99 / 600 straws
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    5.9" Cocktail Straw Case

    5.9" Cocktail Straw Case

    Regular price $299.00 / 20,000 straws
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    7.75" Jumbo Straw Case

    7.75" Jumbo Straw Case

    Regular price $99.99+ / 6,000 straws

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