Here’s a quick list of the most commonly thought of and Frequently Asked Questions including our products and services. If you have any other questions which are not addressed below, please feel free to email us at or call us on 416-907-9062 9AM – 5PM EST Mon-Fri.

Paper Straws

Yes, Paper Straws can be used in Cake Pops. They’re sturdy and available in all sizes to suit your requirements.

Paper Straws are made with 3 or 4 ply (layers) of Recycled Mix Paper put together by a specific machine which used soy-based adhesive to bond the paper twirling the paper in a controlled and electronically managed method.

A lot of companies make Paper Straws including Canada Brown, Aardvark, Huhtamaki, World Centric, etc.

Canada Brown makes premium quality Paper Straws in all sizes, wrapped and custom printing options.

Canada Brown makes premium quality Paper Straws in all sizes, wrapped and custom printing options.

Canada Brown Paper Straws are not coated with anything. They are simply made of Paper & adhesive.

Canada Brown Paper Straws are not waxed or coated with anything.

Canada Brown Paper Straws do not get soggy to a point that they become unusable. They do get soft but not unusable.

Canada Brown Paper Straws last up to 10 hours in almost all kinds of beverages.

Canada Brown Paper Straws which are made from good quality paper, soy-based adhesive and proper manufacturing process tend to last longer and not get soggy or unusable quickly.

Canada Brown works with wholesalers and distributors in Halifax. Call 416-907-9062 to find a Halifax based wholesaler located near you.

Canada, as a country, currently does not have a specific law on paper straws, however various authorities and communities have taken strong steps to advocate Paper Straws over plastic straws.

For Personal Use, you can buy Paper Straws online or any marketplace. For Commercial Use, i.e. Restaurants requiring paper straws in bulk, can purchase from their local wholesaler, cash-and-carry or distributor.

In Australia, you can buy Paper Straws from Canada Brown International. Simply call +1 (416) 907-9062 with your order requirements.

In the UK, you can buy Paper Straws from Canada Brown International. Simply call +1 (416) 907-9062 with your order requirements.

In Toronto, you can buy Paper Straws from Canada Brown. Simply call 416-907-9062 or email at

No, Paper Straws are mostly made from Recycled Mix Paper and FSC Certified Paper which is sustainably and responsibly sourced paper.

No, Paper Straws are not bad and they help the environment whilst serving the consumer’s purpose of using a straw.

No, Paper Straws are not biodegradable unless so specified on the manufacturer’s packaging.

No, Paper straws are slightly more expensive than plastic straws because of the raw material costs.

No, Paper Straws are usually wrapped in paper not plastic.

No, paper straws should not be re-used for hygiene purposes.

No, paper straws should not go in the oven.

No, you cannot eat Paper Straws.

Paper Straws can be used for hot drinks up to 35C.

Paper Straws can be used for hot drinks up to 35C.

Paper Recycling is recommended only if the paper is not contaminated with food & beverages. You can check with your local waste management company to dispose the Paper Straws in the Green or Organic Trash.

Paper Straws are better for the environment when compared with Plastic Straws which is a single use plastic item, eventually goes to a land-fill.

Paper Straws are generally considered marine-friendly because unlike Plastic Straws, Paper & Adhesive do not live forever. Paper Straws when dropped in water over a long period of time will decompose and become so soft that they cannot hurt marine life li

Paper Straws are good for disabled and differently-abled as they serve the same purpose yet are environment friendly.

Paper Straws are made of Paper and soy-based adhesive.

Paper Straws are made out of Paper and soy-based adhesive.

Paper Straws can be composted in a Commercial Compost.

Paper Straws can be used for hot drinks up to 35C.

Paper Straws do not have a film inside like Paper Cups and comparing the two, are a more eco friendly product.

Paper Straws generally cost $0.02-$0.04 in wholesale.

Paper Straws range from $0.01-$0.05 depending on the size, color, length, order quantity, customisation, etc.

Paper Straws save the environment when compared with Plastic Straws, which apparently is used 500 million times a day in USA, as they do not end up in landfills and can be composted in an industrial compost thereby re-introducing it in the environment in

Paper Straws serve the same purpose as a Plastic Straw but are better for the environment as they can be composted.

Recycled Paper being a more expensive resource as compared to plastic makes Paper Straws more expensive then Plastic Straws.

The quality of paper and adhesive determine the strength and the ability of the Paper Straws to remain waterproof.

Yes, Paper Straws – if not contaminated can be recycled. Else composted in an Industrial Compost.

Yes, Paper Straws are 100% Vegan.

Yes, Paper Straws are gluten free.

Yes, Paper Straws are made from Recycled Mix Paper unless differently specified by the paper straw manufacturing company.

Yes, paper straws are safe to use with all beverages, however one should remain alert when around children, infants and pets.

Yes, Paper Straws are safe. However, be careful when used with or around children, infants and pets.

Yes, Paper Straws can be used for cotton candy. They’re strong & sturdy enough to last while you enjoy your candy floss.

Yes, Paper Straws can be used for all kinds of drinks including Soda, Cocktails, Iced Tea, Cold Coffee, Smoothies, Slushies, Milkshakes, Ice Cream Shakes, Bubble Tea & Boba Tea.

Yes, Paper Straws can replace plastic because they’re environment friendly and can be re-introduced in the sustainability eco system if they are composted properly.

You can buy paper straws from Canada Brown sitting anywhere in Canada. Simply call 416-907-9062.

You can buy Paper Straws in bulk from Canada Brown. Call us on 416-907-9062 or email us at

You can buy Paper Straws in wholesale from Canada Brown for as cheap as $0.01 depending on the size, packaging and order quantity.

You can cut Paper Straws by a machine. It is not recommended using any other method.

You can get Paper Straws online or offline in stores.

Some manufacturers attempted making Paper Straws decades ago which were not very successful and were basically rolled up paper. Canada Brown Paper Straws however are made using FDA Approved Material include Food Grade Paper, Adhesive made using Soy/Vegetable Oil and Food Grade Ink which as safe as having a chocolate. Our Paper Straws can last up to 6 hours.

Yes &  Yes! We make big, fat & long Smoothie Straws for Smoothies, Milkshakes & Slush type beverages.

Yes &  Yes! We make extra thick and extra long Paper Straws for Bubble Tea drinkers.

No, we do not recommend re-using Paper Straws after a few hours.

Paper Straws are a great alternative to Plastic Straws. Paper Straws are completely Biodegradable & Compostable hence when compared to Plastic Straws which do not decompose at all and Plastic Straws clog landfills, clog oceans and harm marine life whereas Paper Straws are more disposable and do not cause a threat to the environment. It has come to rise recently because countries like US along use 500 million straws per day, Canada uses 50 million straws per day and such astonishing figures only increase landfills and cause overall damage to the environment and in turn humanity.

Canada Brown Paper Straws can last up to 6 hours dipped in a beverage.

Canada Brown Paper Straws are available online at our E Commerce Store and select Wholesalers & Distributors in US, Canada & UK.

Over 500 million plastic straws get used in the US every day and a lot of brands have recently started switching to paper straws causing an unprecedented high demand of paper straws.

Common paper straws designs like White & Black Paper Straws Wraped or Unwrapped are available at anytime. However for printed and custom straws the lead time may be between 2-8 weeks.

We strongly recommend not to use Paper Straws for hot beverages anything above 35C.

Face Mask

No, Reusable Fabric Face Masks are only meant for Civil Use and Not meant for Medical Use.

We recommend washing your Face Mask regularly however a standard is 30 hours of use. Maintenance and longevity of your Reusable Face Mask depends on your maintenance including Wash Methods, Soap/Detergent Type, Dry Methods and overall wear and tear similar to any other apparel that you own.

Yes you can. However, we recommend using a wash bag. It’s a good idea to wear disposable gloves while handling soiled gloves.

Once cleaned, store your cloth mask in a polybag or along with other apparel. After use, make sure the inner side is folded and unexposed. Place carefully in a polybag or paper bag and it’s a good idea to sanitise your hands after handling a used reusable fabric face mask.

Cotton Face Masks are highly recommended for Reusable Face Masks as Cotton has a high thread count and when built with Multiple (Three) Layers, it does a better job of filtering out microorganisms and particles. However, Reusable Fabric Face Masks should not be considered as N95 Particulate Respirators or for Medical Use.

These Disposable Face Masks are sourced from China, Canada, India or USA subject to availability.

We have ample stock and ship from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Delivery may take anywhere from 1 – 6 business days depending on your location.

These are Disposable Face Masks and are not recommended to be reused.

1. When you hold your Face Mask folded in half, you would notice one edge is flat while the other is curved. The curved edge is the top of the mask.
2. Fit the face mask over your nose and mouth and pull the elastic earloops behind your ears to firmly place the face mask on your face.
3. Bend the Nose Strip firmly over your nose bridge and the bottom part of your face masks should sit firmly below your chin.
4. To remove your Disposable Face Mask, pinch and hold the elastic earloops from behind your ears while making least possible contact with the Face Mask fabric.

Paper Bags

Normally 8-12 weeks after artwork approval.

We can print 1, 2, 3 and even full color on custom printed paper bags.

We can print on all Paper Bag sizes that you see on our website and also custom sizes tailor-made to suit your needs.

Yes we can help you design the artwork or logo placement on your choice of custom printed paper bags.

Absolutely! We will provide you with Free* Custom Printed Samples before a production run so you’re confident of what you’re about to order. *We provide Sample Credit for orders placed within 30 days of receiving Custom Printed Samples.

Yes. As long as they conform to Shipping & Freight norms.

Up to 100% of the bag from 1 to all sides. We can also make Full Color Printed Paper Bags.

Choose from White or Brown Kraft Paper Bags. They can be customised with some/full color print, handles & paper strength.

Approximately 20-25% higher, subject to various factors including printing style, ink coverage and order quantity.

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