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What is Wheat Straw Plastic?

You may have heard of bamboo and eucalyptus being eco-friendly materials, but have you discovered wheat straw as a sustainable alternative?

What is wheat straw?

Wheat straw is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic. It comes from the byproduct leftover from a wheat harvest – the dry stalk residue found after the grain is harvested. Common straw is typically a waste product, but throughout the years we have found additional uses for it, such as animal feed, bedding, thatched roofs, and now an alternative to plastic.

How is wheat straw made?

Basically, different components of the wheat straw are broken down to create polymers. These polymers are naturally formed, in contrast to plastic polymers which are artificially created. The polymers form a plastic-like substance which can mold into items like promotional cups, plates and straws.

Wheat Straw Features

  • Wheat straw is non-allergenic, BPA free, and meets FDA requirements, so it is safe for everyone.
  • There are no toxins added to increase the strength of this material, the natural fibers make it strong and sturdy.
  • These items are microwave and freezer safe, and can handle hot liquids up to around 200°F.
  • Wheat straw will not trap odors or produce mold.
  • The products created from wheat straw are also premium food grade.

Benefits of Wheat Straw

  • Wheat straw is fully biodegradable.
  • It takes less energy to produce than traditional plastic since it is a natural substance.
  • The material can be melted down to make new products again and again.
  • Wheat farmers can sell the byproducts for an additional source of income.
Is wheat straw gluten free?

In short: Yes! Although the name contains the word “wheat,” wheat straw does not contain any grain, and therefore no gluten. So if you have a gluten allergy, no worries– you can safely use and reuse these gluten-free items.

Sustainable Promotional Products

Wheat straw has become more and more popular because of its ability to create promotional products in an eco-friendly way. Check out our top 3 customizable promos made from wheat straw:

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1. Customized 12 oz. Wheat Mug

Upgrade your heavy ceramic mug to a light weight biodegradable wheat mug. These are microwave-safe…incase you need to reheat after one too many morning interruptions. They also offer a nice size imprint area to screen print your company’s logo on.

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2. Branded 16 oz. Wheat Travel Tumbler

Bring your drink on the go – hot or cold – in this sustainable custom tumbler. You have two custom location options to print your artwork on: the tumbler itself or on the colored band.

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3. Custom Buildable Wheat Straw Kit in Travel Case

Whether you are on a quest to save our oceans or trying to reduce unnecessary waste, a portable customized straw kit is the best way to set a green example, while getting your brand name out into the world.

Want to browse more green and reusable promotional items? Shop all of Executive Advertising’s eco-friendly custom products on our website today.

What are Eco-Friendly Promotional Products

EcoFriendly Promotional Products

EcoFriendly Promotional Products are a great way to get your company message out to your clients and customers, but sometimes the products you choose make an impression as well. With the nation taking the necessary steps to become more eco-friendly, make sure you and your company are passing that same message on to your customers.  At The Executive Advertising, we have decided to make shopping for those eco-friendly promotional products a little easier. The new Eco-Friendly section is dedicated to products that will help you tell your customers “We care about the environment!” Here are some of the most popular products from the Eco-Friendly section: 

Imprinted Tote Bags such as the Eco 51% Recycled Owl Convention Tote in black could be a great way to promote your business and help the environment. Imprint your company logo onto this recycled tote bag for a great giveaway at your next tradeshow, or put it on your shopping shelves as a reminder to consumers to use reusable bags to shop with instead of traditional paper and plastic. Made of 51% post-consumer recycled material, this recycled owl convention tote is sure to make a bold statement at your next conference or trade show. Don’t have a lot of time? This product also comes with a Free 24 Hour Rush option, but you need to note that request when you order otherwise standard production applies. There are also NO SETUP FEES when you purchase promotional products through The Executive Advertising, and your eco-friendly promotional tote bag comes with a 1-Color/1-Location imprint already included in the price. 


Recycled paper pencils are the newest big craze among schools, companies, and groups geared towards environmentally friendly products. This recycled paper pencil is made from 50% recycled paper, but feels like wood When sharpened, the tip looks like confetti, and the pencil comes in a variety of colors. Add your environmentally friendly slogan to this recycled paper pencil for a great way to let your clients know you care about the environment. Teach your students about recycling by reminding them to reduce, reuse, and recycle each time they write with their recycled paper pencil. No matter who the target audience is, the message you convey with a recycled paper pencil is the same, “We Care.” 


Looking for something with a little more eco-friendly look? Check out our selection of recycled cardboard and leather jotter pads! The cardboard recycled journals are made from 100% recycled cardboard, and the universal recycle symbol is debossed on the back cover. The note pad paper is 100% unlined recycled paper and features the recycling symbol printed onto each page.  Put your company logo or slogan on the front of this recycled note pad and you have got a powerful testament to your consumers of your dedication to maintaining an environmentally friendly business. 

So the next time you are shopping for promotional products, take the time to check out the eco-friendly promotional products at The Executive Advertising. As more companies and businesses make the move to “Go Green” you don’t want your company to be left behind!