Everyone who is even a little bit environmentally conscious knows that the plastic straw is pretty much the devil incarnate. So much so that major corporations like Disney, Marriott, and Starbucks have pledged to eliminate them at their locations. As people’s awareness continues to grow, there have been many alternatives popping up. Now, not all plastic straw alternatives are created, and some are better than others. Let’s explore further…
These beautiful straws are definitely one of the most beautiful alternatives. These also tend to be wide, which are useful for smoothies and thicker beverages. One major drawback is that these straws are quite fragile.
These alternatives are a great option because they are so light, so they’re super easy to carry around. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and sustainable, so that’s always good. One thing to keep in mind is that bamboo can sometimes give off a bit of its flavor, so it’s important to wash them thoroughly before using.
Silicone straws are very lightweight and super portable. These are also a great option for people who tend to chew on their straws (that definitely won’t work with glass straws!). Remember to keep them in a pouch, since silicone tends to attract dust and dirt.