HOW IT BEGAN
In 2015 we travelled to Southeast Asia and visited the Thai island of Koh Phayam. Quickly we noticed that on the beach huge amounts of plastic were washed up.
We decided to organize a beach clean-up and within two hours we filled bags of plastic waste - a total of almost 4000 litres!
The number of plastic straws we pulled out of the sand was shocking.
In 2016, for example, we founded our start-up company HALM. At first we had to do a lot of convincing, because drinking straws made of glass were still completely unknown. In the beginning we went from bar to bar and restaurant to present our innovation personally. The unbeatable advantages of our products quickly spread.
In the meantime many thousands of restaurateurs to our customers and you can buy our HALM drinking straws at countless retailers - from small unpackaged shops to large supermarkets.
We are also very pleased that many TV reports, magazines and bloggers have already reported about us.
We now have so many customers that, taken together, they avoid over a ton of plastic a day - an enormous sum! It quickly becomes clear that the plastic straw is not just a little evil, but a real weight. And this motivates us to carry HALM further into the world and reach even more people.
Together with our growing team we spread our message every day, adding more taste to your drinks and less plastic to the environment.
THE JOURNEY GOES ON
We want to free the world from disposable plastic straws.
But there's much more to it than that:
We want to draw attention to the entire plastic problem, clarify it and finally bring about positive change in people's thinking and actions.
With our Special Editions we already support a broad spectrum of international NGOs. We will continue to invest in innovative initiatives and projects and promote other products that address the plastic problem through cleanups, education, research and education with us.
The plastic blade has become a symbol of waste. With HALM, we are now creating a symbol for sustainable quality.