SuckIN Eco Straws was started in January 2018 by footwear designer turned environmentalist Rhea Chhabria and 3rd generation industrialist Suraj Nair.
"My love story for the environment started in high school when I became aware of the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. I worked multiple jobs, switched cities before quitting my job as a footwear designer and moved back to Mumbai to bring about environmental change. While working with an imminent BMC corporator on encouraging a plastic-free lifestyle, we were often asked about alternatives to plastic straws. That's when I realised that reusable straws could potentially be a great solution and I called up Suraj for his in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise in the steel and machinery industry. He jumped at the opportunity of doing his bit for the planet and future generations to come. Together, we worked tirelessly on prototypes, testing, getting feedback at various restaurants and are now selling eco-friendly SuckIN straws to over 2000 individuals and 25 restaurants PAN India. We aim to replace every plastic straw with an eco-friendly one so as to have a cleaner and greener planet." - Rhea Chhabria, Co-founder