THE HALM STORY

HALM was invented to bring more flavor to your drinks and less plastic to the environment.

THE HALM FOUNDERS

Hi! We are Hannah Cheney and Sebastian Müller - the founders of HALM .

We are united by ten years of living, working and a great passion for sustainability.

Our driving force is the thought of a better future in which future generations can live in a clean and safe environment.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

In 2015 we traveled to Southeast Asia and visited the Thai island of Koh Phayam. We quickly noticed that loads of plastic had washed ashore on the beach.

We decided to have one Beach clean-up to organize and filled sacks of plastic waste within two hours - a total of almost 4000 liters!

The Number of plastic straws that we pulled out of the sand was shocking.

OUR KNOWLEDGE

  • Every day around the three billion plastic straws used and then thrown away. This is equivalent to the weight of around 500 orca whales!
  • On average, a straw only becomes Used for 15 minutes .
  • However, it takes time 300 to 500 years until it decomposes. During the decomposition, it does not disappear without a trace, but turns into microplastic. These particles end up in the soil, in the ocean and in our food chain.
  • After plastic bottles and bags are Plastic straws among the top 10 of the most found litter on the beach.

For us it was clear: we have to change that!We started looking for alternatives. They were varied: from paper and metal to bamboo to straw. However, every alternative broughtweaknesses with himself.

Eventually we realized that glass was the best alternative to plastic. Reusable , tasteless, easy to clean and hygienic.

OUR KNOWLEDGE

  • Every day around the three billion plastic straws used and then thrown away. This is equivalent to the weight of around 500 orca whales!
  • On average, a straw only becomes Used for 15 minutes .
  • However, it takes time 300 to 500 years until it decomposes. During the dislocation, it does not disappear without a trace, but becomes microplastic. These particles end up in the soil, in the ocean and in our food chain.
  • After plastic bottles and bags are Plastic straws among the top 10 of the most found litter on the beach.

For us it was clear: we have to change that!

We started looking for alternatives. They were varied: from paper and metal to bamboo to straw. However, every alternative broughtweaknesses with himself.

Eventually we realized that glass was the best alternative to plastic. Reusable , tasteless, easy to clean and hygienic.

HALM WAS BORN

So we founded our in 2016 Start-up HALM . First we had to do a lot of persuading, because drinking straws made of glass were still completely unknown. At first we moved from bar to bar and restaurant to personally present our innovation. However, word quickly got around about the unbeatable advantages of our product.

Count nowmany thousands of restaurateurs to our customers and our HALM drinking straws are available from countless retailers - from small HALM to large supermarkets.

We are also very pleased that many TV programs, magazines and bloggers have reported about us.

OUR DAILY SUCCESS

We now have so many customers that they put them together Avoid over a ton of plastic per day - an enormous sum! It quickly becomes clear that the plastic straw is not just a small evil, it really weighs a lot. And this motivates us To HALM further into the world and reach even more people.

Together with our now steadily growing team, we spread our message every day, bring more flavor in your drinks and less plastic into the environment.

THE JOURNEY GOES ON

We want to rid the world of the disposable plastic straw.

But there is much more:

We want to generate awareness for the entire plastic problem, to educate it and finally to bring about positive change in the way people think and act.

With our special editions, we already support a wide range of international NGOs. We will continue to invest in innovative initiatives and projects in the future and promote other products that tackle the plastic problem with us through cleanups, awareness-raising, research and education.

The plastic straw has become a symbol of waste. Now with HALM we are HALM a symbol for sustainable quality.

 

Have fun sipping sustainably!

Hannah, Sebastian & the whole HALM team

CONTACT US

contact@halm.co

+49 030 95999411111