Alternative to Plastic Straw Options: My Top Seven Picks
Searching for alternative to plastic straw options? Straws caught a lot of flack a few years ago when an image of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril went viral. Although the movement received some criticism for focusing on a small issue in the massive world of plastic pollution, it’s still an important first step.
Bringing your own straw can save hundreds and even thousands of plastic straws each year – and it’s a great place to start on your plastic free journey! Here are my favourite alternatives.
Best alternative to plastic straw options
These glass straws are my favorite for home use. Since they’re glass, they do require a bit of extra care but they are super comfortable to drink from! Plus, they’re wide enough for boba and smoothies.
Metal straws are another common alternative to plastic straw. With metal straws, you can find a lot of fun patterns and colors – I love the look of these!
Some people hate the feeling of a metal straw clanking against their teeth. There’s a simple solution: a silicone tip. These flexible tips feel super comfortable against the teeth and make for a great drinking experience.
Bamboo is an excellent alternative material, as it’s biodegradable. These are finished, so the straw is smooth and comfortable to drink from. They’re also really cute.
It’s important to keep a straw with you at all times for when you have beverages while out of the house. This is where most people use plastic straws. This collapsible metal straw is super compact, fits perfectly in your pocket, and has a silicone tip.
If you have the space, this travel straw set is awesome to keep with you on the go. It comes with 2 full-size metal straws and a straw cleaner, so you can share with a pal and clean them while you’re out. The cloth cases are even made from salvaged material that would otherwise go to waste. Win-win!
These glass straws have built-in gemstones, so when you drink using the straw you get gemstone-infused water! Each gemstone has properties that can benefit you. I can’t personally vouch for it and am a bit sceptical, but this seller has tons of excellent reviews and gemstone knowledge on her page. Explore the topic further if you’re interested.
Have you tried any of these alternatives to plastic straw options? Leave a comment below and let me know what your preference is! For more plastic free drink inspiration, check out my blog on plastic free kettles.
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