WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT TERRA MAVI BAMBOO STRAWS ARE 100% NATURAL?


Terra Mavi bamboo straws are resourced from all naturally-growing bamboos and derived from premium, traceable local sources. This also means that there is no chemical process contrary of many China based industrial cut bamboo straws in the market. All our bamboos are hand-picked and each one of our bamboo straws is handcrafted.




DOES THIS MEAN THAT TERRA MAVI IS ORGANIC?


In short, yes. Organic is a term used in relation to food, to identify food that is free of chemical fertilisers, genetic-modification and additives such as preservatives and colourings. Increasingly, the term “organic” is being applied to other industries, the definition of “organic” for our sustainable products means no chemical involvement in the process. This process also covers our main raw material: bamboo. We guarantee that our plant-based eco-friendly products all do not contain plastic, pesticides. It is made from 100% natural and organically grown bamboo.




DO TERRA MAVI PRODUCTS CONTAIN SYNTHETIC PRESERVATIVES?


No, Terra Mavi products are free of synthetic preservatives and colourants as well as fragrances .




WHAT IS THE BAMBOO ORIGIN OF TERRAMAVI PRODUCTS?


Terra Mavi products are from the local farms in Bangkok suburbs in Thailand and in Mekong Delta in Southern & Hanoi in Northern Vietnam for bamboo. Our reeds straw is originated from Ukraine.




WHY BAMBOO?


Bamboo is perfect in many angles for environment and sustainability. Let us to explain this amazing gift from nature. - It is best friend of environment and natural fighter of global warming since it produces up to 30-35% more oxygen than trees. Plus, it also absorbs up to 30% more CO² than others trees. - It only takes 3 years to grow which makes it one of the fastest growing plant in the world by ability to grow up to 1 meter in a single day. - It is100% biodegradable and decompastable which means it comes from nature and goes back to nature with no harm and no extra effort. Defitenely better than plastic straws and even better than plant-based straws which does not have easy composting solution and ends up in the nature like plastic waste. - It is naturally antibacterial and resistant mildew or mould. - Bamboo is fully renewable, sustainable, durable and strong by its nature.




ARE TERRAMAVI WHEAT STRAWS GLUTEN-FREE?


Yes, it is gluten-free and can be safely use in case in of gluten intolerance.




WHAT ABOUT USING STRAWS FOR HOT DRINKS?


Our bamboo and wheat straws can be used in both cold and hot drinks.




MAY I COMPOST THE WHEAT, REEDS OR BAMBOO STRAWS?


Yes, of course. They're made from 100% reeds or wheat or bamboo, so they're all compostable.




HOW DO YOU SHIP AND WHAT PACKAGING ARE YOU USING?


At Terramavi we are dedicated to nature and trying to reduce our carbon footprint in any possible way. As providing the alternative products to plastic, our packaging is totally plastic-free. The box are FSC certified with soy-based inks. Our wrapping is made from 100% recyled paper and of course it is recyclable. Our carrier is the regional postal service, as this was the best compromising option with carbon-neutral shipping.




HOW CAN I DISPOSE MY BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH?


Firstly, please remove the bristles. Once it is removed, either you can compost at home in your home compost or another composting bin that is provided by government/ NGO/ private company. Use plastic recycling bins for bristles. And voila, all parts are disposed!




HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS?


1) Oil Scrub - We recommend to use coconut oil but any other high-nutrient oil can be use to scrub your products once in a week in case of frequent use. 2) Wash well - After every use, you can use water/soap to clean your products. - Vinegar-based cleaning can be applied every once in a month especially for straws. Soak the straws and boil them for few minutes. 3) Keep dry, store in well-ventilated place. - After washing your products, be sure it is not soaked and dried.- Especially your straws and cutlery can be kept on our pouches which is breathable and made from organic cotton. If products are bigger than pouch itself, be sure the cupboard/container is not molded and well ventilated.





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