South australian rye DRINKING straws

A truly compostable drinking straw that builds healthy soil.

The only drinking straws 100% grown and made in Australia.

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Box of 30 rye straws at home


Flat shipping fee of $9.15 for up to 5 boxes!

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  • Selected by hand, cut and packed with love in South Australia.
  • Grown on South Australian certified organic farmland.
  • Inner stalk of the rye plant and the by-product of the grain production.
  • Naturally gluten free*, super strong, tasteless and waterproof.
  • 100% compostable and biodegradable at home in your garden and compost or in commercial composting facilities.
  • Each purchase supports South Australian organic farmers and encourages more local sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic.

    *Rye stalks are naturally gluten free, and our straws have been tested gluten-free. Gluten is present only in the rye grain. Our cleaning and sterilisation processes are carefully controlled, although cross contamination cannot be guaranteed. 

>> Wholesale orders for cafes and restaurants available here.

From seed-to-straw
Discover the story of your straws and the people who grow them!

Meet our farmers

  • Our regular straws are 18cm
  • Diameter can vary between 3.5 and 5mm
  • Flat shipping fee of $8.95 for up to 5 boxes!

Mister RYE straws are intended to be used as a drinking straw and are not intended to be eaten or digested. You will notice straws quantity have changed as well as retail price to cover our production costs. Following our customers’ feedback we also upgraded our packaging into a quality tube boxes that are reusable, recyclable, and also compostable so you can easily transport your straws. We have also updated the quantity of straws per tube in order to match better with your home needs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

Awesome product & packaging.

Natasha Bartholomew

Better by 1000% than paper straws!!

Gail List
Box of rye straws

My 11 year old grandson was thrilled with your product as he loves looking after the environment.

Karen Broughton
Great product

Excellent alternative to paper straws, able to use over and over again. My grandchildren will love them, cause paper straws just don’t last. Will definitely give them a couple of packs and keep an eye on your website
Thanks again😊

Very happy

Nicely packaged and pleased with these all natural straws. Highly recommend A+

never soggy


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100% grown in South Australia 🇦🇺

Mister RYE farming partners

Meet Josh, Peri and their family!

Their farm Border Park Organic, located in the Riverland, has been growing organic cereal rye for more than 20 years. They have a complete zero-waste lifestyle and they consume only what they produce. 

Our rye straws are also

  •  a by-product of the grain production

  • suitable to any drinks

  • home and commercially compostable 

  • 100% grown on certified organic farmland 

mister rye compostable straws
mister rye plant based compostable straws in Australia

A genuine natural product

Each Mister RYE straw is unique – with natural markings, various lengths and diameters.

These unique characteristics signify a genuinely natural product.

Watch our latest videos 📹

From paddock to drinking straw, watch our harvest!

Beautiful home grown tomatoes 🍅🏡

Can you believe the seeds of one tomato grew more than 20 beautiful tomatoes 😱

So impressed at what we can learn from nature!

Hope you are having a lovely week ☺️

#homegrowntomatoes #urbangardening #homegrownveggies #blacktomatoes #homegrownfood #magicnature #veggiepatch #southaustraliangardens

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🥳 It's been a little time coming!! And it's pretty obvious we don't just make rye straws 🤣

Warm welcome to @ourcompostablejourney 💚🪱🐛

In March 2019, we moved to South Australia as part of a new entrepreneurship program and embarked on the journey of launching Australia's first straw, organically grown and made in South Australia.

In 2020 we launched our first ever production, a very proud moment ❤️

In March 2021 we launched a new ecommerce website specialised in home compostable packaging to replace single use plastic.

In December 2021, we were confident enough to introduce a small range of certified gloves, bin liners, produce bags and different types of straws.

2022 saw the launch of our first @compostablealternatives branded products with a cling wrap and very soon a coffee cup and lid!

Along the journey we became what you can call "zero waste entrepreneurs".

Now only do we live and breath our business and its values, we also discovered a passion for composting, growing our own food and helping others to reduce waste to landfill.

Everything started while we were living in our camper van and learnt happiness can be very minimalist.

After a year realising our dream of going around Australia in 2019, limiting the impact waste has on the environment became a driver and Mister RYE a trigger.

We've grown, we've learned, we've persisted.

Stay tuned for more adventures on:
👫our journey as entrepreneurs and the different projects we're involved in
🐛our urban composting experience
🥬🐟how we grow our own food in our home made urban garden and aquaponic system
🍂our new packaging innovations
✅what we're learning on waste management and its best practice
🚜our adventures on the farm that we support
🔁circular projects that inspire us

We can't wait! 🌿💚

19 6

Just came back from 4 days at the organic farm and a full reset retreat 🧘🏼‍♀️🥬🧀🐓🐐🐕🐇🐎

Being in nature is the best retreat for me. At the farm we have time to think, reflect, organise while taking care of thousands of chooks, ducks, dogs, donkeys, rabbits, goats, lambs and now horses too 🥰

What i love about being on the farm is things do not matter.

Its ok to forget, to make mistakes, to break something, to take too long, life is gentle and calm.

Days go by sunrises and sunsets.

Caring for animals, caring for the land, caring for what is present.

Fueling your mind and body with delicious organic produces, sleeping early, enjoying a chat, breaking up with the digital world.

What is your reset technique?

#organicfarming #farminglife #farmingaustralia #womenfarmer #lifeasanentrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurstories #regenerativefarmingaustralia #organicfood #nourishingexperience
#southaustralia #adelaideentrepreneur #smallbusinessaustralia

38 3

Alert 🚨New products launching!!! (and on their way!)

Manufacturing products in Australia is hard enough, but bringing in innovations that cannot be made in Australia for the moment is another level 😂

📍This is where are our new products (the big dot) right now!

We’ve been waiting for those new products for months!

And tracking them online for the past few weeks (this digital map is incredible)

All the dots are ships! (And when you zoom out, there are 100 of thousands of ships)

The past 6 months have been quiet on the Ig front but super busy in the background

I will soon be telling you what is happening! (And make a dedicated post on that 😊)

Watch out for what’s coming next with @compostablealternatives 👏😊

#entrepreneurlife #packaginginnovation #compostability #compost #compostrevolution #smallbusinessaustralia #smallbusinessstories #homecomposting #lifeofentrepreneur #startupstories #southaustraliansmallbusiness

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