What Makes Little Green Panda's Sugarcane Straws So Unique?

What Makes Little Green Panda's Sugarcane Straws So Unique?

Hello fellow sustainability sipper! Curious about our sustainable sugarcane straws? We see you checking us out 😉  

Perhaps you’re wondering what makes Little Green Panda straws so unique? Are they all they say they are? Why buy these straws over another brand?

There are so many different options out there, and unfortunately there’s also a lot of ‘greenwashed’ information leading to confusion over which products are legitimate. 

Here at Little Green Panda, we’re on a mission to reduce the damaging impact of single-use plastics. We know we can’t turn off the plastic tap overnight however we can turn to nature and our advanced technology to create straws that disappear in a few weeks instead of a few centuries. 

When you purchase our straws you can be confident they are:

100% compostable and biodegradable - no greenwashing

Little Green Panda sugarcane straws are certified 100% home compostable. They will break down naturally in the environment within 12 weeks.

Unfortunately, some other straws on the market are not actually as sustainable as they claim (greenwashed). Watch out for asterisks on “100% compostable or biodegradable*”. It’s likely the fine print will show “when disposed of in a commercially compostable facility”, meaning the product is not naturally compostable / biodegradable. 

Plastic-ban allowed / legislation compliant 

Don’t get caught out by changing Australian plastics legislation - our sugarcane straws are completely plastic-free and permitted Australia-wide.

For state by state details of Australia’s single-use plastic bans, read our blog article here

Try our legislation compliant straws by ordering your free sample today.

Water-resistant for 24 hours

No one likes a soggy straw! If you’ve experienced the sog-issue with paper straws, you might be worried that other non-plastic straws will have the same issue. 

Good news! Our sugarcane straws won’t go soggy halfway through your drink. 

In fact, they can last up to 4 drinks without going soggy! That’s 1 straw per happy customer instead of 4 paper straws per frustrated customer - save money, and impress your customers.

Free from bioplastics (and PLA free)

Enjoy the same features and drinking experience as a plastic straw, minus the harm to the environment.

Then, simply dispose of your straw in your home compost or regular bins - it will break down naturally in just 12 weeks (just like a piece of fruit). 

Eco-friendly / sustainable

Little Green Panda has been recommended by Green Industries South Australia (SA) and EPA SA as a supplier that complies with new South Australian legislation.

Additionally, our sugarcane straws are made using up-cycled waste from the sugar making process. This waste would otherwise end up in our oceans.

Ethically made

Your purchase supports local communities in need of a second source of income. We buy leftover agricultural waste that farmers no longer use, and convert it into sustainable straws. 

Gluten free

Little Green Panda sugarcane straws are completely free from wheat and gluten.

Taste free

Our straws are tested for taste and we are happy to say they are taste free, with only a light sweet smell from the sugarcane pulp. 

Packaged without plastic

Our straws are packaged in recyclable plastic-free packaging.


Little Green Panda hold the following certifications:

  • FDA certified
  • DinCerto & BPI Certified 100% commercially compostable and biodegradable.

Don’t take our word for it

Here’s what some of our happy customers have said:

"Worth every penny" Review by Casandra Z. on 7 Dec 2020   

“If you’re looking for a straw that is not made with plastic and is a trillion times better than paper straws, this is the one. My customers love them and we only need to give out 1 straw per drink as they're 100% soggy-free meaning they never go all mushy. Happy customers, happy owner! Thank you, little green panda, for the impeccable service and speedy deliveries.”

"LGP's sugarcane straw is by far the best!" Review by Brett on 7 Dec 2020

“I've been looking for a decent compostable straw for over a year. LGP's sugarcane straw is by far the best! To start-they're 100% water resistant which is a big deal as soggy straws are horrible. The clear PLA compostable straws hold up well but are plastic looking so when I put them in the compost bin I'm not sure they are processed (by the city properly). Plus if I throw the PLA straws out they will break down after years in a landfill. I don't want any straws that I've used to stay longer on the earth than me!”

Where to from here?

Keen to try a sugarcane straw for yourself? Order your free samples here.

Ready to make the change to sustainable sugarcane straws? Buy your straws here.

Have questions? We love questions! Get in touch with us here.