beyondGREEN's Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) straws have all of the properties of traditional plastics, but without the environmental damaging side-affects. Made with Nodax PHA and manufactured and marketed in the USA. These straws are far superior to any other in the market. beyondGREEN PHA straws are the land & marine safe method to sip sustainably. These straws can degrade within months after proper disposal, giving the micro-organisms the proper location to eat away at the straws you were once sipping out of. These straws will have their proper end-of-life cycle in many locations, whether that be in compost, soil, freshwater, marine water, landfills, & more, while not harming the location they're disposed in.