It comes from the grass Andropogon Gayanus Kunth plentiful in many parts of the world, it's considered a invading plague for it's rapid germination and growth, takes about 3 to 4 months to grow 2.5 meter to 3.5 metes approximately the stem.
To obtain every straw it is necessary to cut both ends to specific measures to then extract the spongy tissue of each stem, which it deforms it's natural condition to obtain a hollow light cylinder that serves to suck liquids.
They are existing straws already hollow by nature, but these have advantages and disadvantages.
Ruti Straw Nsheke Straw
Growth 3 - 4 months 10 months
Usable lenght 2.5 - 3.5 meters 1 meter
Thickness of the wall .6 mm 1 mm
Diameter 5 mm - 8.15 mm 5 mm - 9 mm
Descomposition 8 - 9 months 1 year
Harvest 3 months 8 months
Process More Less
We can obtain 3 different diameters of the Ruti Straw : 6 mm, 7.35 mm, 8.15 mm
Comparison of the Ruti Straw and a Plastic Straw:
Ruti Straw Plastic Straw
Weight .94 g .6 g
Diameter 6 mm - 6.4 mm 6.31 mm
Thickness of the wall .55 mm .25 mm
Lenght 21 cm 21 cm
Descomposition 8 - 9 months Many years