Free them from plastics, choose to refuse.

About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic being tipped into the sea every minute of every day.


More than half comes from five Asian countries: China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy report.

It takes up 200 years for a plastic straw to decompose, and they can’t be recycled in most places.

"It's just one straw," said 8 billion people. We are led to believe that we alone can not make a change to the environment. That is entirely untrue. In order to see the world change, we must first be the change. It all begins with a single intention that leads to a powerful action.

The Impact of Plastics
These plastics don't biodegrade, so they break up into tiny pieces that are consumed by fish and sea mammals. More than 100,000 marine animals die from ingesting plastics.

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50% of sea turtles are ingesting plastic at an unprecedented rate and dying because of it.

Why Focus On Plastic Straws?

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Plastic straws are among the top 10 common objects collected during beach clean ups. It does so much harm to seabirds, turtles and other marine creatures. Plastic straws are often left on beaches and seaside resorts globally, littered or blown out of trash cans.

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The Last Straw - What Can We Do?

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We cannot change the past, but we can create a better future.

It could be as simple as saying "Without a straw, please!" the next time you order your drinks. You could also leave a note or advise the servers and restaurant owners to switch to a “straws on request” policy, rather than dropping off straws when they’re not asked for. 


Pinxin Vegan Cuisine is the only store in Malaysia that carries Huemankind's merchandise.

Huemankind believe that sustainable and stylish living go hand in hand. Essentials in life could be made premium and fashionable without hurting the environment. Therefore, Huemankind introduces the 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel straws.

316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Straws

Huemankind straws are crafted from SGS-certified 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel and has higher corrosion resistant than 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel, especially against acidic drinks such as lemon or tomato juice.

It can also last up to years of usage. Reusable straws made of 316 Stainless Steel guarantees durability and high-tech workmanship.

They can resist high-temperature sterilization. As they are Marine Grade, it is completely safe to bring these straws to the beach.

These straws also come in multi-colors – Gold, Rose Gold and Rainbow.

SS316 vs SS304


“if you can't reuse it, refuse it”

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