Frequently Asked Questions
What is your shipping & returns policy?
You can view our shipping and returns policy here.
What sizes do you offer?
Aardvark offers its straws in a multitude of diameters and lengths to fit a variety of needs from milkshakes to cocktails. You can view our sizing guide here.
Do you offer custom printing?
Aardvark also has the ability to custom print any design, logo, color scheme or phrase directly onto paper straws and wrappers. Click here for more information on custom paper straws.
Do Aardvark straws hold any environmental certifications?
Aardvark straws have been independently certified by numerous environmental certification organizations. To see the full list of our certifications click here.
Are they compostable?
Made from sustainable FSC/SFI papers, every Aardvark product is eco-friendly and compostable, with the ability to decompose in just 30-60 days depending on the product. Our products have been independently certified as compostable by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance.
Are they marine life friendly?
Aardvark paper straws are as safe for all animals as they are for you and me. Studies show they will break down in 6 months in a marine environment. Details of the study can be found here.
Are they biodegradable?
Absolutely! Aardvark straws are eco-friendly and biodegradable. They are the perfect earth-friendly alternative to plastic straws, which can severely pollute and damage the environment.
Are paper straws recyclable?
Our straws are made from recyclable products, however most recyclers will not accept food contaminated paper products. We suggest composting our straws as both the materials and the food they have touched are compostable.
Do you have information about plastic straw bans?
We have compiled information about plastic straw bans throughout the United States. Click here for additional information.
Are they FDA Approved?
Aardvark uses 100% FDA and EU food-grade approved materials and an FDA and EU-approved manufacturer of paper drinking straws. Consumers can trust that Aardvark paper straws are safe for all family, friends, and guests to use.
Are they EU approved?
Aardvark uses 100% FDA and EU food-grade approved materials and an FDA and EU-approved manufacturer of paper drinking straws. Consumers can trust that Aardvark paper straws are safe for all family, friends and guests to use.
Are your straws made for hot beverages?
Aardvark straws are made for only chilled drinks. Using them in hot beverages is the one situation where our paper straws disintegrate faster. Hot beverages decrease the longevity of our straws.
How long do they hold up in liquids?
Aardvark’s paper straws are manufactured using an average of 33% more material than imported straws and are specifically made not to disintegrate or get soggy and fall apart. With normal use, our paper straws will last for 2-3 hours.
Do you have any testing data on your straws?
Yes, you can download the results of our straw testing here.
Do they have beeswax in them?
Aardvark paper straws do not contain beeswax.
Do they have any known allergens?
No, our straws have not been found to have any known allergens.
Do they have any gluten, or is there any gluten in the facility where they are made?
No, our straws do not have any gluten in or around them when being made.
Are they GMO free?
Yes, Aardvark paper straws do not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
Are they BPA Free?
Yes, all of Aardvark’s paper products are chemical-free and are printed using FDA food-grade approved ink. They are completely safe for family, friends, guests and children to use.