Like most college post-graduates, my sister and I wanted to explore the world. We set our sights on Bali – an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Our first days, in Bali, Indonesia looked something like this:
Not bad right? Fast forward a few days, and we’re taking our first surfing lesson. We grab our boards, and hit the beach. The next image may not be suitable for the faint-of-heart, so if you have children in the room, now may be the time for them to leave..
After wading through heaps of trash, we decided enough was enough. We went back to our hostel disheartened.. How could such a beautiful island allow this to happen?
The waves of plastic flooding into rivers and oceans have been causing problems for years — clogging waterways in cities, increasing the risk of floods, and injuring or killing marine animals who ingest or become trapped by plastic packaging.
Returning home, we decided to take a stand. Echo Straws were introduced in May 2018, in response to a growing anti-plastic movement. We decided to launch this product because we believe it’s something our friends and family would love.
Let’s Change the World Together,
Brendan & Haley Gardiner – Co-Founders.