Are Reusable Straws Better For The Environment?
Over the last few months, many major restaurant chains have been pulling the use of their plastic straws in an effort to become more eco-conscious. There has been a very large push from activist groups, social media, and politicians to make this change in reducing plastic waste.
You may be thinking “oh, they're just straws, so small it can't be that significant of a problem”. As we have said before, every little bit of plastic is making an impact on our environment, including plastic straws. It has been estimated that Canadians throw away over 50 million plastic straws EVERY DAY!
Switching to a stainless steel straw may seem a little daunting but here are a few reasons why you won't regret it.
Many plastic products release several disruptive carcinogenic, toxic chemicals when they are produced. These toxins are then released into our atmosphere contributing to global warming and climate change. They have also been known to leach into the water and soil. Haven't we hurt planet earth enough?
Safe For Kids
Metal straws are extremely durable in comparison to other plastic alternatives such as glass or paper. Glass and paper are fragile and can get damaged easily. If you have young children who are a little clumsy with their utensils you won't have to worry about a metal straw breaking or becoming damaged.
Metal straws can fit just about anywhere you go making them a great option for people that are always on the go. Just pack the straw with the cleaning brush and you are set to go about your day as normal. Reusable Metal straws will last for ages if taken care of properly. They also have the added bonus of not interacting with the product you are consuming and they do not leach harmful chemicals into your body or the environment.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning metal straws is no hassle at all. They are dishwasher safe and come with their own cleaning brush. To make sure that every inch of the inside is polished and gunk free.
Perfectly Safe to Use
Unlike plastic products, metal straws are perfectly safe to use. There is no worrying about if a metal straw will be leeching harmful chemicals, or a chip of plastic will get stuck in your throat. We have to make a change, reusable straws are a great first step in reducing the amount of plastic you throw away each day.
Bambrush has reusable metal drinking straws. Each pack comes with 4 Metal Drinking Straws that are 6mm Wide and 215mm Tall. they also come with 1 Cleaning Tool. The metal that they are made of is Food Grade Stainless Steel. They are 100% Reusable and Recyclable.
If you aren't sure about making the switch, that's okay. There are other ways to help reduce plastic in your daily life.
- Ask for no straw when going out to eat
- Use a reusable bottle or mug for your beverages, even when ordering from a to-go shop.
- Reuse containers for storing leftovers or shopping in bulk.
- Use cloth reusable bags when shopping.
- Use glass or pyrex containers instead of plastic.
- Look for local alternatives to items like plastic wrap.
What are your favorite green alternatives that help with reduce plastic? Leave a comment below and share your tip with other BamBrushers!