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!
Description: One of the most fun alternatives, pasta straws are made out of uncooked pasta, allowing you to eat your straw after you finish your drink! They cannot be used in hot drinks or they will melt. Otherwise, they can be used in water, soda, and other drinks.
Description: Glass straws are easy to carry around and are easy to clean since they are clear! They are dishwasher-safe, reusable, and can be used in hot and cold drinks! They come in many different colors, lengths, and sizes! Simply Straws even offers a lifetime guarantee on their glass straws!
Discount Code: Enjoy 20% off Simply Straws Glass Straws with discount code SKIPTHEPLASTICSTRAW (Limit one coupon code per order. Discount does not apply to the cost of shipping.)
Description: Metal straws are reusable, very durable and dishwasher safe. Some sets even come with a cleaning brush to clean it with! They come in different colors and lengths! You have to use metal straws with caution on hot beverages, as it might heat up.
Description: Silicone straws are made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel with a safe, food-grade, removable silicone flex tip. Silicone straws are easy to dissemble for cleaning and are dishwasher safe!
Description: Pasta Life are the makers of the first-ever gluten-free pasta drinking straw on a mission to eliminate ocean plastic pollution. Their straws are long lasting, tasteless and 100% biodegradable.
Discount Code: Enjoy 10% off sitewide with discount code PASTALIFE10.
Rice, Sugarcane, Coconut & Grass Straws
Description: Equo straws are made from coconut, sugarcane, rice and grass. They are plastic-free, chemical-free, non-toxic and 100% biodegradable and compostable!
Discount Code: Enjoy 20% off sitewide and on Amazon with discount code EQUOSPS20.
Description: 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.
Discount Code: Enjoy 30% off Aardvark Paper Straws with discount code SKIPPLASTIC30
Description: 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.
Discount Code: Enjoy 10% off Coconut Bowls Bamboo Straws with discount code SKIPTHEPLASTICSTRAW
Description: 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.
Description: Grass straws are made by nature! They are simply grass that has been already grown in a straw shape. They are 100% natural, biodegradable, and compostable - meaning they will breakdown in most any environment, becoming a fertilizer for the earth or food for marine life! Grass straws can only be used once and they are very sturdy, flexible, and pliable!
Discount Code: Enjoy 20% off all Eighty Six Grass Straws retail items that include the 500 pack short and tall, and the mixed pack using the code SPS20
Koffie & Fizz Straws
Description: Koffie straws are reusable 100% silicone straws, custom angled with a slim opening for you to sip your coffee or hot drinks to protect teeth from enamel stains. FizzStraw has a wider opening and works great with your carbonated beverages including sparkling-drinks, iced-tea, iced-coffee and energy drinks.
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Description: Silicone straws are an amazing reusable alternative and they even come with reusable containers to help carry them around easier! They are non-toxic, eco-friendly, are very flexible and soft, and they come in all different lengths! The GoSili Silicone products even are recyclable and GoSili has a recycling program that will recycle your silicone products for you!
Description: So Cool Brands offer fun, sugar-free, great-tasting drinks for children while remaining mindful of the environment and helping others through children’s causes. Best of all, the drinks come attached with a paper straw! And they are redefining cool by doing good for our environment!
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Description: Hay straws are another amazing one-time use alternative straw! They are all natural, 100% biodegradable, and they are gluten free! They work very well in hot drinks, never get soggy, and have great prices! They also come in many different sizes and lengths depending on your drink!
Discount Code: Enjoy 15% off all products with code "skiptheplasticstraw".
Valid for one use per customer.
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Description: Check out Ooble straws that are edible and 100% plant based! Order a chocolate or cinnamon flavored sample from their website or DM them on Instagram and sip then munch away!
Description: Check out Final Straw, a portable and collapsible metal straw that's easy to carry around when you eat out. What’s more, the container is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. Final Straw can be used for both hot and cold drinks, is dishwasher safe and BPA free!