2020 Campus Challenge #PledgeAgainstPlasticStraws


In 2012, the Sladics' family began “Simply Straws”, a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics-we began.

"After 31 years as a Dental Hygienist, I discovered that I was always adapting mediocre products to help my patients with dental problems such as teeth sensitivity, staining, and erosion issues.  I felt compelled to provide a product for my patients that was safe for them and the environment," says Cyndi Sladics, mother and co-founder of Simply Straws. "Talking this over with my family we all agreed it was time to make a product that I was confident to recommend and know it was the best of the best for my patients. We took my knowledge of science and health, my husband’s love of creating, my son's youthfulness energy and my daughters’ passion to protect the environment to provide for you our reusable drinking straws. A solution to a problem that affects all of us."

 It's Not Easy Being Green

We didn't stop at straws. Our sleeves are carefully crafted from fair-trade hemp, flax, and organic cotton. Our web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy, and we use non-toxic dyes and FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper for business materials. Oh, and all of our packaging is compostable. If we were any more green, we'd be a tree.  One percent of all proceeds go directly to our non-profit partners, all of which give us that warm and fuzzy feeling.


   Our commitments:
    • Our products are reusable, sustainable, durable, recyclable and handmade with intention in California.
    • Colored Glass are non-toxic
    • Materials are BPA free
    • Sleeves are made from fair-trade, organic hemp, flax, and cotton
    • Web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy,
    • Printing with non-toxic dyes and FSC certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper
    • All packaging is compostable.
    • Simply Straws is proud to be a Clean Energy business and EPA Green Power Partner. 
    • All electric energy is offset by Arcadia Power, a local wind and solar clean energy provider. Our effort in helping to reduce America’s dependence on dirty fossil fuels.
We are committed to building a brighter future for everyone by using renewable power, supporting local green jobs that cannot be outsourced, and fighting pollution and climate change.