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1430 Progress Road
Fort Wayne, IN, 46808


Aardvark creates unique eco-friendly yet durable paper drinking straws manufactured using 100% chemical free and FDA food-grade approved ink. Aardvark’s ‘Made in the USA’ label is the only safe brand consumers should trust not to bleed or decompose in their beverages.



For questions on made in the USA Aardvark paper straws and products, please contact

Are they FDA Approved?

Aardvark® is the only paper straw company to use 100% FDA and EU food-grade approved materials and the only FDA and EU-approved manufacturer of paper drinking straws. Consumers can trust that Aardvark® paper straws are safe for all family, friends, and guests to use.

Are they compostable?

Made from sustainable FSC/SFI papers, every Aardvark® product is eco-friendly and compostable, with the ability to decompose in just 30-60 days depending on the product.  Our products have been independently certified as compostable here.

Are they marine life friendly?

Aardvark® paper straws are as safe for all animals as they are for you and me.

Do they have bees wax in them?

Aardvark® paper straws are not created with beeswax.

Are they EU approved?

Aardvark® is the only paper straw company to use 100% FDA and EU food-grade approved materials and the only FDA and EU-approved manufacturer of paper drinking straws. Consumers can trust that Aardvark paper straws are safe for all family, friends and guests to use

What are your shipping & returns policies?

View our shipping and returns policy here.

Do your straws hold up with straw slotted lids? 

While Aardvark® paper straws are the most durable paper straws on the market, we do not recommend pairing them with hard plastic Starburst-style lids.

Are your straws made for hot beverages?

Aardvark® straws are made for only chilled drinks. Using them in hot beverages is the one situation where our paper straws might disintegrate.  Hot beverages decrease the longevity of our straws.

How long do they hold up in liquids? 

Aardvark’s paper straws are manufactured using an average of 33% more material than imported straws and are specifically made not to disintegrate or get soggy and fall apart. In most cases with normal use, our paper straws will last for hours. They are specifically made to hold up for hours under normal use and not disintegrate.

How much do they cost?

 The price difference between paper and plastic straws varies greatly depending on quantity. When you compare similar quantity, Aardvark’s paper straws are approximately $0.01 more than harmful plastic straws. Retailers can usually make up this price difference in markup costs. Additionally, Aardvark paper straws can be customized with any logo, color or design and are better for the environment than harmful plastic straws.

Do you have any testing data on your straws?

Yes, please download our straw testing guide here.

What sizes do you offer?

 Aardvark® offers its Eco-Flex, standard and cake pop designs in a multitude of diameters and lengths to fit a variety of needs from milkshakes to cocktails. You can view our sizing guide here.

What designs do you offer?

Aardvark’s high-quality paper straws are offered in many fun and colorful designs, from dots, stripes and chevron to specialty holiday-themed straws. Aardvark also has the ability to custom print any design, logo, color scheme or phrase directly onto paper straws and wrappers. In addition, because of its excellence in quality and design, Aardvark’s exclusive partnership with the NFL and NCAA allows it to print sports-branded straws for your favorite teams. College students and alumni alike will especially enjoy our Greek lettered paper straws for both events and potential fundraisers.

Are they it Biodegradable? 

Absolutely! Aardvark® straws are eco-friendly and biodegradable. They are the perfect earth-friendly alternative to plastic straws, which can severely pollute and damage the environment.  

Are they GMO free?

Yes, Aardvark® paper straws do not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

What is your privacy policy?

View our privacy policy here.

Are paper straws recyclable?

Even though our straws are made out of paper, most recyclers will not accept food contaminated paper products. So depending on your recycling facility, they may be, but most likely not. That is why we suggest composting our straws instead.

Are they BPA Free?

Yes, all of Aardvark’s paper products are chemical-free and are printed using FDA food-grade approved ink. They are completely safe for family, friends, guests and children to use.

Is Aardvark ISO Certified?

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Yes! We have implemented the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System into every aspect of our operations.