Sippah is a brand of drinking straws that are lined with flavored tapioca beads. Milk that flows through the straw becomes lightly flavored. Each straw contains less than 2 g of sugar, making it a healthier option to many RTD flavored milks. Unistraw (Peachtree Corner, GA), the maker of Sippah along with a line of other straw brands featuring this technology, recently announced that it is now launching compostable Sippah straws.
The Sippah straws will now be made from polylactic acid (PLA), a thermoplastic resin derived from plant starch (corn or sugar cane) in lieu of petrochemicals from fossil fuels. Suchet Rastogi, Unistraw’s CEO, said in a press release: “We are in the business of health. Today, health is not just about products but about lifestyle. And the environment is a core part of any lifestyle.”