Ditch the Plastic Straw! With over 500 million plastic straws being used and discarded in the U.S. alone EACH DAY, it's time to ditch one of the most overused, and in my humble opinion, useless plastic items around. Every restaurant and bar I visit I request no straw and then kindly ask management to stop using them all together (think of the financial savings if nothing else!). However, if for some reason you don't feel ready to go without a straw in your life, here are some great alternatives.
Aardvark paper straws were re-introduced in 2007, in response to a growing anti-plastic movement. Restaurants, hospitals, and other services industries, the main buyers of plastic straws in the US, were forced to look for more sustainable, eco-friendly options.
Brush with Bamboo
These bamboo drinking straws are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing re-compressed or processed. They are washable and reusable. Use a jar of warm water with soap to shake them clean, or clean with a pipe cleaner. A purchase of bamboo straws is a vote for sustainable materials. Each straw is 10 inches in length. The straws can last for years and years when properly cared for.
Reusable, durable (lifetime guarantee - if you break 'em, they will replace 'em), recyclable, dentist recommended and handmade in California with equal portions of logic and love. The materials are BPA-free, hypoallergenic and the colors are non-toxic, what's not to Love!
Eco at Heart
Each and every purchase positively contributes towards the cultural change that Eco at Heart are working towards on a global scale.
Since 2014, they've created a range of stainless steel straws that provide a safe and more durable solution for sustainable living.