6 Reusable Alternatives to Plastic Straws and Where to Buy Them

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6 Reusable Alternatives to Plastic Straws and Where to Buy Them

We probably don’t have to tell you that single-use plastic straws are bad.  Really bad.  With the massive backlash they are receiving, many restaurants, stores and coffee shops have switched to better alternatives or even banned straws altogether.

Although we have seen a positive trend, there still are many restaurants out there serving plastic.  And yes, businesses and government have a responsibility to drive change, but so do we.  That’s why we recommend that you arm yourself with a reusable straw in the fight against plastic.

Here are 5 great, reusable alternatives that you can toss into your bag:

Stainless Steel Straws

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Stainless steel straws sure are pretty!  They come in a variety of colors and are hygienic, durable and great for travelling as they won’t break or get damaged.

Buy them here.

Copper Straws

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Copper straws are a great choice if health and hygiene are major concerns to you.  Copper is antimicrobial and scientifically proven to kill germs, fungi and parasites.  Copper straws are also recyclable and safe to use.

Buy them here.

Bamboo Straws

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With bamboo being one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, these straws are truly an eco-friendly choice.  Lightweight, durable and strong, these straws will last well when taken care of and if ever discarded, are 100% biodegradable.

Buy them here.

Glass Straws

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These beautiful straws are made from durable borosilicate glass and can withstand very high and very low temperatures.  They are dishwasher- and child safe and contain no lead or toxins to boot!

Buy them here.

Bubba Silicon Straws

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If you don’t like the mouth-feel of stainless steel and glass makes you nervous, we recommend these 100% food-safe silicon straws.  They are dishwasher-safe, BPA-free and come with a custom cleaning brush.

Buy them here.

Khanyiso Reed Straws

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These straws are found naturally in nature with no two straws looking exactly the same.  Made from the Khanyiso reed that grows abundantly in Mozambique, they are 100% biodegradable and renewable, making them a sustainable choice.

Buy them here.

 

 

 

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