It all started with “2 lemonades, a gin and tonic and a pint of cloudy, cold cider please.”
After spending the majority of our holiday surfing in beautiful Croyde Bay in Devon, the family were all sat down enjoying the final day of the holiday.
As we’re reminding ourselves of all the fun we’d had and how the sea was such a big part of it, the subject of the environment came into the conversation – “how can we do our bit to preserve what we have?”
The answer was right in front of us – plastic straws are one of the worst polluters in our oceans.
“There must be a better alternative…”
…and now there is – Our Pasta Straw.
The iconic environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough once said, ‘It is one world and it’s in our care’. It is now part of our mission to fix the damage that has been done. Our Pasta Straws play a small but very important part in changing behaviours, reducing the consumption of single use plastic straws and moving our oceans and seas towards a better place.
Around 8.5 billion single-use straws are used and thrown away in the UK every year, most of which contribute to the 150 million tonnes of plastic waste thrown into our oceans and end up littering our planet. You can make a difference. If you want to work towards reducing the use of plastic straws and tidying up the planet, make the change.
As soon as we started The Pasta Straw Company, we wanted to have a turtle mascot. Turtles play an important role in the ocean’s ecosystem and we wanted to have a healthy image to represent the marine life.
Meet Gaea the Turtle…
The name ‘Gaea‘ originates from the Ancient Greek Goddess of Earth. Gaea is the personification of the Earth and for all intents and purposes, the Mother of Everything Beautiful in the world.
The stunningly designed mascot was created by Lily Cassap from Wycombe High School, after winning 1st prize in the mascot competition.