Our Story

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:

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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..

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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.