Instead of single-use plastic straws, why not consider an alternative? There are so many different types of straws that are biodegradable and cheap and easy to use. Carry them with you in your bag, your purse, your car, and you'll never need to use a single-use plastic straw again. (Just don't forget to bring home the reusable ones with you!) Below are just some of the options available; there are many more manufacturers out there, so search them up and find your perfect straw!
1) Pasta Straws
Pasta straws are one of the fun alternatives! They are made out of uncooked pasta and are just as easy to use as the other alternatives. They cannot be used in hot drinks or they will melt. But otherwise, they can be used in water, soda, and other drinks. Check out Pasta Straw's website and enjoy 20% off with discount code AMZN5 on bulk boxes :
3) Paper Straws
Another alternative is a paper straw, like these from Aardvark. These straws are a preferred option as they are compostable and inexpensive. They come in many designs and colors and are great for parties and outdoor events! They are kid-friendly too since there are no sharp or hard edges.
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5) Metal Straws
Last but not least metal straws are reusable, very durable and dishwasher safe. Some sets come with a cleaning brush. Also, you can buy silicone straws that are made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel with a safe, food-grade, removable silicone flex tip. You have to use metal straws with caution on hot beverages as it does get hot.
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2) Glass Straws
Glass straws are easy to carry around and clean since they are clear! They are also dishwasher safe. You can use them for hot and cold drinks and they are recyclable. Glass straws are pretty cool looking too and come in many colors! They even have smoothie straw options. Check out Simply Straws's website (they offer lifetime guarantee on their glass!) and enjoy 20% off with discount code SKIPTHEPLASTICSTRAW or order using this link (Limit one coupon code per order. Discount does not apply to the cost of shipping. Code expires 9/30/2020):
4) Bamboo Straws
Earth-friendly bamboo straws are light and there are so many different shapes and sizes to fit your drinks, whether it's smoothies, cocktails, or even just water. They are dishwasher safe, and great for hot and cold drinks. Even better, they are compostable and are naturally antibacterial.
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6) Straw Sleeves
Straw sleeves are a great way to keep your alternative straws clean and safe. The fabrics and sleeves are designed to withstand frequent laundering by hand or machine and are ideal for many types of reusable straws including stainless steel, titanium, copper, bamboo, sterling silver, and glass.
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