Plastic, a quantum leap of the invention also turns out to be a bane that could potentially haunt us for many generations further, as they pile up. This lightweight, durable and convenient creation is gradually mounding in our landfills, streaming into oceans, bogging down the mires disturbing the very flow of nature. There shouldn’t be space for plastic that cannot be recycled, plastic that is relatively smaller in size and serves single use. Plastic straws are the ones that check all those boxes. We have to ditch the plastic straws with zero regrets.
According to leading research firms, the United States uses roughly 500 million plastic straws every day, contributing significantly to 4% of total plastic pollution. These are more than enough for killing 100 thousand aquatic creatures per year.
Why Aren’t These Straws Recycled?
It may look like a harmless piece of straw but for the recycling sorters, it is very small to qualify for the recycling process. Switching over from this habitual lifestyle could be only possible with competing alternatives, as convenient, cost-effective, and reusable straws, which are eco-friendly too. Let’s take a tour of some best eco-friendly reusable straws.
This clean & compact straw is completely collapsible and reusable. The final straw is an ultimate option and is just the size of your fist. They come in a case that can be carried along the way. Cleaning this straw is piece of cake, there are fit to size squeegee cleaners with every straw pack, just pull it through the straw nice and foamy and you are done.
This straw is BPA free, dishwasher safe, the ends of the straws are soft and gentle. They are safe for kids and the elderly. The final straw automatically assembles as you pull out of the case, it is a 9 inch straw with medical and food grade tube in stainless steel foldable segments. The temperature resistance makes the straw just right for piping hot or ice-cold beverages.
EnvironMate: Saving the Oceans, One Straw at a Time
EnvironMate is the first carbon fiber reusable straws that are anti-bacterial, lightweight, dishwasher safe, cannot be bend or break, leaves no after taste and are responsibly eco-friendly. These straws are food quality graded and pose no side effects or health hazards. Carbon fiber dust could cause veritable threats if ingested, these straws are specially designed and tested for any damages. The EnvironMate offers a lifetime warranty against any damages. These reusable eco-friendly straws are a smart way to get rid of conventional plastic straw habits.
Eco Tribe Metal Straws
These straws are made to help people move away from plastic use. It is a metal straw, that’s collapsible, eco-friendly and reusable straw. They come in a neat wooden case with cotton straw cleaners and are pretty well designed for maximizing the functionality and form. These straws are FDA approved, BPA free, dishwasher safe, scratch and rust-resistant, 18/8 stainless steel body and it comes with 4 metal straws, 2 wooden cases, and 2 cleaning brushes. They are 8 mm wide, facilitating easy drinking through the straw. Eco Tribe can be used with both hot and cold beverages.
Need info on these different kinds of plastics you’re seeing? Check out “Polypropylene (PP) vs Polyethylene (PET) Plastic” for a look at these different kinds.
Hay straws are incredibly natural and biodegradable straws. They are made out of the natural wheat stem. These wheat stem straws are gluten-free and come in plastic-free packages. Hay straws are single-use straws but with proper care, they can certainly be re-used by rinsing, cleaning, and air drying. These straws work better than paper straws. This wheat stem straw could be used for hot or cold drinks and with proper care, it could be reused as well.
Strawesome Glass Straws
This high quality and eco-friendly straws are made from borosilicate glass and are functional and durable. This glass straw is capable to withstand temperatures below freezing point and up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. Strawesome straws are lead-free, BPA free, lab tested and dishwasher safe. They come in a range of fancy color variations and can be customized on request. They are cozy and wide enough to gulp thick chunky smoothies. Borosilicate has high resistance to breakage and damages. They offer cause straws, conveying sustainability and environmental commitments. The Strawesome has easy returns and exchange policy and a lifetime warranty.
Buluh Bamboo Straws
This organic bamboo wood straw is a creative way of being socially and ecologically responsible. They are 100% eco-friendly, reusable and are also biodegradable. This natural product does not contain added dyes or coloring inks. They are super strong in its pure form. The bamboo used originates from the island of Bali, away from panda habitats. The bamboo straws are 8 inches long, and each straw is a single stem of bamboo.
Koffie straws are made from food-grade silicone, offering soft beverage experiences, without scalding your lips or chipping off your teeth if you bite the straw while you drink. Unlike the metal straws, the silicon does not conduct heat, making it safe for hot and cold drinks. These silicone straws are flexible, BPA free, dishwasher safe and comes with pipe cleaners which makes cleaning easy. Silicon straws are extremely durable and last for a pretty long time, and when needed to toss it out, it effortlessly burns to ash, it is completely bio-degradable.
For the future of our planet, for a sustainable generation, it’s past right time for hoping and high time to leap forward to stop the reliance on plastic. Curb it and be responsible for the life ahead. The advantage of using one among this eco-friendly plastic is that it is also less costly in the long run to use them. Using reusable eco-friendly plastic saves the environment and also your wallet.
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