Hawaii Says Goodbye to Conventional Plastic Straws and Aloha to UrthPact’s New Home-Compostable Straws!

Your favorite convenience stores -- partnered with Hawaiian Kine Trading -- will soon have these sustainable straws at every drink station!

Aloha UrthPact Home Compostable Straws! (Photo: Business Wire)

HONOLULU & LEOMINSTER, Mass.--()--There’s a new drinking straw coming to Hawaii and it’s not another one of those mushy paper ones. It’ll feel and function exactly like the conventional straws you know, but completely biodegrade or compost like the paper straws the planet prefers. And, because they will biodegrade anywhere on the planet -- even in the ocean if they accidentally get there -- they are perfect for a state made up completely of islands.

UrthPact’s new home-compostable drinking straws will be distributed in Hawaii by Hawaiian Kine Trading.

Starting in May, Hawaiian Kine Trading--an innovative foodservice distributor in Hawaii--will be supplying convenience stores and other food and beverage locations with the new home compostable, ocean-safe straw. Made by UrthPact--the worldwide leader in compostable single-use foodservice ware manufacturing--the straws comply with the new plastics bans being enforced in both Maui and Honolulu counties. They’ll provide customers with a positive drinking experience while also being kind to the planet they came from.

The straws are certified home compostable by TUV Austria and industrial compostable by BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute). They are made from materials that are naturally occurring in nature and are Made in the USA in a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified facility. Besides straws, UrthPact also produces compostable single-use cutlery, compostable disposable water bottles and caps, as well as compostable packaging for coffee.

A Sippable, Non-Mushy Straw that Works Just Like Your Conventional Plastic Straw, Yet Is Earth-Friendly

This straw isn’t only loved by the environment and the planet; consumers also love the experience of using these straws in their favorite drinks. You can actually get to the bottom of your frozen cocktail, smoothie, or iced coffee without any mush and without having to use a second straw.

Paul Boudreau, CEO of UrthPact said, “We applaud Hawaiian Kine Trading for being the newest addition to join in the revolution against petroleum-based plastics that are littering our roadways, shorelines and destroying our oceans. Our distributor partners are essential to helping us to achieve our corporate goal of preventing 25 billion pieces of plastics from reaching our oceans and landfills by 2028.”

Dallas Stewart, owner and co-founder of Hawaiian Kine Trading said, “We couldn’t believe that you could have a drinking straw that satisfies both consumers and the planet! We’re proud to partner with UrthPact. They are smart, easy to work with, and a world leader in their field. And the straws being fully certified and made in the USA is a real plus in a time when supply chains are strained around the world.”

UrthPact welcomes private-label brands and distributors to become our partners. Restaurants, schools, and large institutions can also contact UrthPact to locate a distributor. To learn more, click here.

For Hawaii-based wholesale inquiries email eco@hawaiiankinetrading.co
Hawaiian Kine Trading Company
120 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819


Scott Sweeney, UrthPact, 978-790-1124

Dallas Stewart, Hawaiian Kine Trading, 808-589-7865

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UrthPact and Hawaiian Kine Trading are announcing their partnership to bring their new certified home-compostable drinking straws to Hawaii.


Scott Sweeney, UrthPact, 978-790-1124

Dallas Stewart, Hawaiian Kine Trading, 808-589-7865