South australian rye DRINKING straws

A truly compostable drinking straw that builds healthy soil.

New production available!

Limited quantity available!
The only drinking straws 100% grown and made in Australia.

Box of 30 rye straws at home


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

Availability: 304 in stock

  • 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 compostย 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.ย 

>> 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 8 reviews
Susanne Hollis
What a great alternative!

These straws are great. There is no taste. Well worth the cost. I bought extra boxes for family stocking fillers for Christmas. I know they will be a hit. Thank you for a great product.

shirley s
Excellent replacement

These straws are brilliant. I used them to give a talk on sustainability and most of the audience used one during the dinner and took one home. I have had excellent feed back from them. Thank you Mr. Rye for creating these straws.

Very happy!

Our family loves these straws! Cocktail size is a fantastic length for kids drinks, and my kids are proud to show them to their friends, making a great topic for discussions. And I love the fact that we can support our own Aussie Farmers!


Sorry, my review is waiting for grandchildren to visit and advise. Though I did take them to a cricket game and one of the adults tried one and was suitable impressed. Most folk drink straight from the can these days, yuk. Never mind I
will let you know what when they think when they give them a try in the Easter break. The adults handed round the container and read the information. Will let you know what the verdict is after the holidays. Regards Joy

Great promise

These straws live up to their advertising - obviously organic and without taste. The main problem is diameter - the thicker fluids don't flow easily if at all, and for an older person that sometimes needs them, they are of no use.
Can larger bore straws be grown?

never soggy


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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.ย 

Our rye straws are also

  • ย a by-product of the grain production

  • suitable to any drinks

  • home and commercially compostableย 

  • 100% grown on certified organic farmlandย 

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 ๐Ÿ“น

From paddock to drinking straw, watch our harvest!

๐ŸŽ‰ Adelaide has just been selected THE MOST liveable city in Australia and THE THIRD most liveable city in the world !!!! Letโ€™s now make Adelaide THE MOST plastic-free city!! We donโ€™t want to see this โฌ‡๏ธ anymoreโ€ฆ

Straws are an easy start (10M used daily):

๐Ÿš€ Coffee cups are next (2.7M used daily):

#theworldmostliveablecity #circulareconomy #zerowastecity

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How cool and delicious does those espresso martini look with their rye straws? ๐Ÿ˜โ โ 
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What is your favorite drinks with our SA rye straws??โ โ 
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๐Ÿ“ธ by @ikigaicoffeeshop_lightsview
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#ryestraw #MisterRYE #ikigai #consciouseatery #plantbasedstraws #firstaustralianstraws #adelaidebusiness #adelaideloves #southaustralianbusiness #plantbasedproduct #compostablestraws #nogreenwashing #leavenotrace #IchooseSA #ichooselocal #madeinSA #agribusiness #sustainablefarming #farmingaustralia #paddocktoplate #supportyourlocalfarmer #homecompostable #compostableanywhere #organicdrinkingstraw #organicfarming #madeinaustralia โ โ 
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The hundreds (or thousands) little pieces of ropes used to bundle our rye crops during harvest! ๐ŸŒพโ โ 
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Initially we wanted to reuse them for a different purpose, but we still haven't found the right way to do so! Any suggestions?โ โ 
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(they all have a node and have been cut with a scissor, which makes the reuse part a bit more challenging!)โ โ 
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#ryestraw #MisterRYE #harvest #plantbasedstraws #firstaustralianstraws #adelaidebusiness #adelaideloves #southaustralianbusiness #plantbasedproduct #compostablestraws #nogreenwashing #leavenotrace #IchooseSA #ichooselocal #madeinSA #agribusiness #sustainablefarming #farmingaustralia #paddocktoplate #supportyourlocalfarmer #homecompostable #compostableanywhere #organicdrinkingstraw #organicfarming #madeinaustralia โ โ 
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๐Ÿ‘ฟ Anyone here still believe paper straws are a good option to replace plastic?โ โ 
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Did you know:โ โ 
๐Ÿ˜ฒ some of them are lined with a plastic or PLA liner inside to make them last longer in drink. That also means they are non recyclable.โ โ 
๐Ÿ‘Ž for the paper only options (1,2 or 3Ply thickness), they are a nightmare to recycle as they are so small they always fall between the gaps of recycling machines. On this photo it seems they also fall on the floor even before reaching the bin... โ โ 
๐Ÿฅคhow do they stand together? glue of course! yumโ โ 
๐Ÿคข they soften after only 10mins while also disintegrating in your mouth while you drink and giving a lovely taste โ โ 
๐Ÿ˜ฌ should I talk about how they are manufactured in Asian factories?โ โ 
โ›”๏ธ elevated concentrations of mineral oils and chlorinated substances have been found in 12 different types of paper straws (source: The Office for Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs for the Canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland) โ โ 
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So yes they cost 0,02c and are the cheapest option right now, but are they really doing a great job as an alternative?โ โ 
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#paperstraws #soggypaper #singleuseplastic #paperstrawsucks #Reducewaste #yayforearth #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #thehappiestplanet #mindfullysustainable #lifewithoutplastic #zerowasteshopping #nowaste #zeroish #wastefreeplanet #iamzerowastecommunity #zerowastefolks #banplastic #plasticsucks

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That photo was taken after we just finished sorting the LAST bunch of crops ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜น โ โ 
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You can clearly see how relieved I feel after these 100+ long sorting hours. That job was finally done!โ โ 
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#production2021 #australianagriculture #organicrye #grainfarmers #ryestraws #trulycompostable #ryestalks #supportyourlocalfarmer #knowyourfarmer #organicagriculture #organicaustralia #knowwhereyourproductscomefrom #australianfarming #farming #farmlife #sustainableagriculture #farmtodrink #aussieprimaryproduce

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We often say our rye straws are "a labour of love" ๐Ÿ’š From an outside perspective, it can be hard to understand why they cost more than other options, why we only do small batches of production at a time and why we don't automate our processes straight away so we can do more volume.โ โ 
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Well well, I hope the photos and content I posted over the past 30 days have explained these in more details. So much work goes into a single rye straw to produce, so much attention and so much time. โ โ 
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We hope to see Mister RYE straws produced by millions one day and be as cheap as paper straws, however it always take longer to figure things out as a first mover in the industry.โ โ 
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Big thanks to all of you who have been supporting our journey throughout the past 2 years! Yes it's been 2 years already we've started this project!! Keep supporting us and sharing our story around you, this means the world to us ๐Ÿ’š โ โ 
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We still have boxes of 30 straws available on our website for those who would like to discover our "labor of love" and sip sustainably with a product grown and made locally, in partnership with certified organic South Australia farmers. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บโ โ 
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Have a lovely weekend!โ โ 
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Alexis is getting along well with the farm's lifestyle ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŒพโ โ 
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#atthefarm #MisterRYE #2021harvest #australianagriculture #organicrye #grainfarmers #ryestraws #trulycompostable #ryestalks #supportyourlocalfarmer #knowyourfarmer #eatlocal #knowyourfood #organicagriculture #organicaustralia #knowwhereyourproductscomefrom #australianfarming #farming #farmlife #sustainableagriculture #farmtodrink #aussieprimaryproduce

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Why rye and not wheat straws? ๐ŸŒพโ โ 
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People often get confused when they see our products as they could be any types of plants, right?โ โ 
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We chose rye as our only ingredient for 4 main reasons:โ โ 
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1. it is a much stronger plant than wheat. We tested different wheat straws before deciding on our raw materials, and we have always been impressed by how strong rye can be compared to wheat, that can easily be squeezed between your finger.โ โ 
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2. it is a tall and naturally hollow plant (and not many are!) Especially because of the nodes in the plant's stem (see previous posts about our straws' structure and our sorting process)โ โ 
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3. it is a locally grown crop in the organic certified grain industry. That's why our straws are the byproduct or the local agriculture. We don't sow rye to create straws, we create an added value for the rye crops, already sowed for grains. The big PLUS is they are 100% chemical, GMO and pesticides free, being grown on certified organic soil. โ โ 
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4. it is a tough crop. Rye grows on many different types of soil and resists throughout difficult weather conditions, which is super important here in Australia due to severe drought, winds, frost and heat.โ โ 
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Have you tried our products yet? We would love to hear your feedback ๐Ÿฅฐโ โ 
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#australianagriculture #organicrye #grainfarmers #ryestraws #trulycompostable #ryestalks #supportyourlocalfarmer #knowyourfarmer #buylocal #eatlocal #knowyourfood #organicagriculture #organicaustralia #knowwhereyourproductscomefrom #australianfarming #farming #farmlife #sustainableagriculture #farmtodrink #aussieprimaryproduce

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