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Bygreen’s HISTORY

The History of Bygreen has been a long and ever-changing journey of which we are extremely proud.

Since 1989, The Queensland Straw Factory manufactured straws locally and imported food packaging products into their factory/warehouse in Australia. October 2014 saw the business purchased by Austraw. An expansion of the product range took the business in an eco-friendly direction. This was done to meet the demand of Australia’s request for more environmental options.

An expansion into a larger warehouse in March 2017 brought with it even more product ranges and the possibility to ramp up Austraw’s eco lines. As demand grew, Austraw also grew.

When the anti plastic straw campaign began, Austraw had another change to make. To meet the demand for eco-friendly product, new eco lines were introduced and plastic lines were discontinued. This also meant a brand change was needed to fit the new image and so we became Bygreen.


Well established in the industry, with a strong focus on drinking straws, Bygreen is making a change for the better throughout our whole business. Continuing to keep things eco-friendly with items like our paper straws, palm leaf plates and wooden tableware. Bygreen is now moving into the reusable arena with items like stainless steel reusable cups and bottles. 

At Bygreen, we wish to help reduce the impact of plastic waste on our environment. We’ll achieve this by replacing product with eco-friendly alternatives. After creating our “Eco-Straw” range, we have recently introduced our “Go Green Reusables” range, and will also look to increase our “One Tree” range of wooden tableware. We will continue looking for new products that are compostable, biodegradable, reusable and sustainable for the earth’s future.

With this in mind, we will continue to work with our network of distributors all over Australia and we hope you will too.

As a company, we are committed to this transition and the future of our business direction of only sourcing eco-friendly green products.


The history of the Austraw Brand will not be forgotten as Bygreen moves forward with a fresh new national appeal.

Bygreen is the beginning of a new era. Not just a name change, but a conscious decision and shift to becoming more responsible in the products we source and sell to the Australian market. In the hope that we can make a difference in the care of our environment.

By the same token, we encourage other companies and our customers/distributors to follow our move, as we transition to going green.

With only one planet and as the custodians of this earth, we need to look at making changes, be it small or large, to make a difference. Above all, we look forward to not having a planet drown in plastic waste. What’s more, Bygreen will only stock and sell eco-friendly products moving forward.

This is our commitment. Join us.