Aardvark is the Original Paper Straw company, created in response to a growing anti-plastic movement. In 1888, a man named Marvin Stone invented the original paper straw and patented his idea. That patent acted as the foundation for the company he later created, the very same company that manufactures Aardvark. The strongest and most long-lasting paper straws on the market, Aardvark uses natural cellulose paper as the primary material for each straw, crafted from sustainable FSC/SFI papers. They are the only paper straws on the market that are made in the USA, using only FDA compliant, food-grade materials and are both marine degradable and compostable.