Because it would cost three times as much due to shipping and handling. We want this to be super accessible and inexpensive so we built it around standard straws. A very good source for these 6mm straws are restaurant suppliers, food trucks and in Sweden a chain called TGR. We are going to make it possible to share good local 6mm drinking straw suppliers to the community on our coming website.
The Strawbees are produced in Gothenburg, Sweden. The machines are made in the United States in collaboration with Accucut. It is amazing to be able to make a toy with full workers rights throughout the production to packing and shipping. So this is a made in Sweden and the US project!
The Strawbee pieces are made of the best possible Polypropylene plastic sheets, and as much as possible is made from recycled plastic. We are going to increase the percentage of recycled plastic in our products continuously to be part of a technical closed loop.
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