With the BC government introducing a plastic straw ban in 2019, Catoro is pleased to be a provider of a 100% reusable straw to customers. The type of straws we’ve selected are also a first for Vancouver. Catoro straws are 100% genuine bamboo. Our bamboo comes from Ta-pieh Mountain in Anhui, China, one of the world’s oldest, sustainably managed forests. They have been commercially harvesting bamboo in this region for several hundred years. The bamboo industry in Anhui sustains 10,000 farming families and represents the new face of manufacturing in China: clean and sustainable. Also, bamboo is a fast-growing plant. The more you cut, the faster it grows. It is natural without any added chemicals, eco-friendly, biodegradable, compostable, and reusable.