After an epic clean-up mission on our beautiful beaches, the DECO team was left with bin bags full of trash, but no ordinary trash – the majority was undoubtedly plastic straws. And so began the conversations, research and realisation of the shocking statistics around these troublesome, single-use plastic straws. Needless to say, we’ve found a solution with Stream Straws.

With a simple mission to reduce the amount of plastic straws used daily across the globe, Stream Straws offers a reusable and eco-friendly alternative. Hand made in Woodstock, Cape Town these glass drinking straws are extremely durable and made out of borosilicate glass. This also makes them suitable for all ages, resistant to thermal shock, dishwasher friendly and come with lifetime guarantee.

Stream Straws sets come with a protective hemp case.

Feeling lucky? To help create awareness around plastic pollution, Stream Straws is giving four ELLE Decoration readers the chance to win a Stream Straws hamper, that includes a hemp straw sleeve.


To stand a chance to win, simply comment below and tell us what you are doing to live a greener life.

The winner will be selected randomly and notified telephonically and via email. Employees of Isiko Media (Pty) Ltd, the promoters and their families are not eligible to enter.

Visit Stream Straws online and follow them on Facebook/streamstraws and Instagram @streamstraws


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The competition has closed and the lucky winners are:

Simoné, Anusha Naidoo, Hailey Donald, Carin Wolfaard

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