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3491 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA

415-967-2622

We grew up drinking milk tea and to this day are still obsessed about it. We started Boba Guys as a way to share the milk tea we remember from our childhood (only this time with fresh ingredients; none of the powdered stuff).

We use only the finest ingredients: Straus Family Creamery organic milk accompanied with homebrewed heirloom organic tea from Five Mountains. Our syrup and almond jelly is homemade and we use Grade A balls. (We just like saying that. )

Biodegradable Bamboo Fiber Straws

Biodegradable.


Effective.


Sustainable.

Introducing Bamboo Fiber Straws

 

Bamboo is natural and durable.

It’s also one of the most renewable sources on the planet.

We’re proud to announce we have chosen bamboo fiber as the base for our new biodegradable straws across stores, starting with San Francisco and eventually across all of our Boba Guys locations.

 
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How We Decided

When choosing our new single-use straws, we had to suck - a lot. We tested over 30+ different options and looked for 3 main things:

• Is it biodegradable?
(compostable is no longer enough)

• Is it effective?
(can it hold up in hot/cold drinks over time)

• Is it sustainable?
(made from renewable resources)


Here’s what we Found:

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It’s Bamboo Fiber

Biodegradable
Compostable plastic (PLA) and other materials (such as sugar cane straws) need to be heated up to 140°F to start breaking down. Bamboo fiber on the other hand will degrade on its own over a period of time through the action of naturally occurring microorganisms (such as bacteria and fungi). It’s 100% non-toxic. And 100% Earth Friendly.

Effective
Bamboo fiber performs better in our drinks than any other material we tested. It holds-up against all temperatures for an extended amount of time, and they don't melt/swell/break like other alternatives do.

Sustainable
Moving away from materials that use fossil fuels, bamboo is one of the most renewable resources on the planet - even beating other plastic alternatives like paper.


Building a Sustainable Future

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At the end of the day, we try to do what's best for business and the environment. But we can never do it alone. We want to work on this together! If you have any recommendations, let us know. We’re open to them! We know this isn’t the only solution or the perfect one, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Progress, not perfection.