THE HALM STORY

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

THE HALM FOUNDERS

Hello! 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 huge amounts of plastic had washed ashore on the beach.

We decided to have one Beach clean-up to organize and filled bags 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. That is equivalent to the weight of around 500 orca whales!
  • On average, a straw will only be used Used for 15 minutes .
  • However, it takes time 300 to 500 years until it decomposes. During 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. That is equivalent to the weight of around 500 orca whales!
  • On average, a straw will only be used 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 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.

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.

Meanwhile countmany thousands of restaurateurs to our customers and our HALM drinking straws are available from countless retailers - from small unpackaged shops 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 minor evil, it really weighs heavily. And this motivates us HALM further into the world and to 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 CONTINUES

We want to rid the world of disposable plastic straws.

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. With HALM we are now creating a symbol for sustainable quality.

 

Have fun sipping sustainably!

Hannah, Sebastian & the whole HALM team

CONTACT US

contact@halm.co

+49 (0) 30 959994111