Straws provided by nature
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We have only one planet
and it is our common duty and
responsibility to protect it.
Here at YNI,
we're convinced we have found
a real solution to replace
and all other alternatives
such as metal, glass,
paper and PLA.
More than just grass
You might know them as "grass straws"
This type of grass is called Grey Sedge
Grey sedge grows abundantly in the tropical wetlands
of Southern Vietnam along the Mekong delta,
mainly in the Long An Province.
High in alkaline, this iron rich area is suitable
for only certain types of plants.
Sedgies help support the livelihoods of
the farmers, local workers,
and their families.
Sedgies are harvested roughly
every 12 months.
10% of each field is left unharvested
and the strongest ones are spread out
and replanted, roots and all.
This circular, regenerative farming method
assures a stead supply, helps protect the
ecosystem, and provides secure work.
The wetlands are also home to the endangered
"bird of love," the Sarus Crane.
There are only 13,00~15,000 wild full grown adults (IUCN).
As Ho Chi Minh continues its rapid growth,
industrial areas continue to expand. By preserving the fields, we can also preserve the biodiversity and habitat of this precious red-listed animal.
Segies don't go soggy!
In fact they become stronger and
more durable as they soak up liquid.
15 mins. in water
Sedgies don't stop there.
When they're finished being a straw,
turn them into compost or fertilizer,
decorations, fuel for your bonfire,
or even animal feed.
Unlike straws made from PLA (polylactic acid), which don't fully biodegrade in natural conditions, Grey Sedge is
Even if you happen to drop
it on the ground, it literally...
can't become waste.
Sedgies in a 10 second nutshell!