The movement to ban straws and other single-use plastics is growing. And lots of Chinese company are ahead of the trend and producing plastic alternatives.

Reed straws and bamboo straws are just 2 alternatives to the plastic straws.

Reed straws are made of reed, which is biodegradable, 100% natural, and environmentally friendly. The production of the straw is 100 percent handmade, using no tools in the manufacturing.

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Bamboo drinking straws are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing re-compressed or processed. They are washable and reusable.

This article will give you a simple comparison of Reed Straws V.S Bamboo Straws, Which is better?

Opening diameter comparison:

Reed wall is thinner than bamboo walls, therefore opening diameter of reed straws is bigger than bamboo straws.

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However, because both of a natural raw material, it cannot be completely guaranteed to be a specific size. It can only be in the range of 6mm-8mm and 9mm-11mm.

Price comparison:

The cost of reed straw is 50%-60% lower than bamboo straw. Normally the price of reed straws price is $0.050/pcs-0.075/pcs depend on the length and quantity. However bamboo is $0.12/pcs-0.25/pcs.

Growth cycle comparison:

Reeds in the Baiyangdian area of the North China Plain, the germination period in early April, the leaf extension period in early May, the growing season from early April to late July, the booting period from late July to early August, the heading period from early August to late, and the flowering period in August. From late to early September, the seeds mature at the beginning of October and the defoliation at the end of October. In the middle and late March of Shanghai, the buds grew from underground rhizomes, which occurred in large quantities from April to May, and flowered from September to October, with results in November. In Heilongjiang from May to June, the seedlings emerged. In the same year, only vegetative growth was carried out. From July to September, wintering buds were formed. Wintering buds sprouted from May to June, flowering from July to August, and ripening from August to September.

Bamboo grows fast, and the material is early. Once it is planted successfully, it will be used continuously. Generally, after 5-10 years of bamboo afforestation, it can be cut and used annually.

Therefore the raw materials of reeds are easier to obtain.

Usage :

It can be used once or multiple times. Like ordinary straws, reed straws and bamboo straws both can be used for cold drinks, hot drinks, drinking, coffee, juice, etc.

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Storage and Clean:

It can be cleaned with a straw brush or boiled in boiling water and Disinfection before they are manufactured. Store in a cool, dry place for about 2 years


Reed straws is better than bamboo straws no matter user experience or price cost. Anyway, is World’s First Reed Straws Manufacturer & supplier if you wanna import or wholesale reed straws, pls contact us.