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The BPI Certification indicates third-party verification of compostability. BPI third-party certification distinguishes the manufacturers and brands that make products in compliance with scientific standards from those that do not. The third-party certification process ensures that correct components are used and that the correct tests have been conducted to ensure safety for the environment. BPI is the only third-party verification of ASTM standards for compostable products in North America. See our complete list of BPI-certified products here.

Compost Manufacturing Alliance CMA-I


Sample product was submitted to an independent source for substrate review. The evaluation was successful in verifying the product meets the untreated paper substrate requirement for its acceptance in commercial composting processes and is verified to be fluorine free.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
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Aardvark Straws is committed to responsible fiber sourcing through certification to multiple forestry programs. Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Certified Sourcing includes a robust due diligence system to ensure that a majority (at least 2/3) of fiber-based material is obtained as certified content from sources meeting SFI® certification criteria, with the remaining inputs verified as non-controversial. Aardvark also maintains certification to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain of custody standards. Chain of custody is a material accounting system that provides traceability of certified content from purchasing through the manufacturing process to the finished product in order to demonstrate responsible sourcing. FSC Certified products available upon request.


FDA Compliant


Our straws have been tested and approved to be in compliance with FDA test method 21 CFR 176.170. Inks used for printing on the surface of our drinking straws have been tested, certified and are guaranteed acceptable for direct contact with food products, in accordance with the applicable chapters and sections of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR). In addition, a safety assessment has been conducted, and based on the toxicity testing results; the conclusion provides added evidence that all chemical components used are proven to be safe as tested by the Health, Environmental, & Regulatory Services of Intertek USA, Inc. Additionally, all raw material and process components used are free of any fluorochemicals/fluorinated compounds.

Made in the USA


100% of all raw materials, process components and materials that go into the making of paper straws are made in the United States. The labor to make, package and ship the paper straws is comprised of a 100% United States workforce. Aardvark Paper Drinking Straws are fully compliant with FTC and California standards for “Made in the USA."

Gluten Free


Aardvark Paper Straws are manufactured with raw materials – paper, adhesives and in some cases, waxes and/or inks – that do not contain gluten as an intentionally added component. Aardvark cannot certify that its products will never come into contact with gluten as they travel through the food service supply chain after shipment.