Plastic in general is a huge problem, but little by little we can make a huge difference. This post is specifically about straws.
Have you seen the video about the straw stuck in the turtle’s nose? Click Here.
People tend not to give a crap until it affects an adorable animal, so I had to add the video. Sad, right? What should we do? Duh! Stop using straws!
“But I love straws.”
If only there were a ton of options for straw lovers… oh wait there is.
There’s metal, paper, plant derived plastic and even glass! The glass is especially beautiful. Check out our small collection:
The metal straws came with a nifty wire straw cleaner for easy cleaning. We got the disposable straw this weekend at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The bartender (who also happens to be vegan 🙂 said he introduced the idea of compostable straws to the hotel and they made the switch. Maybe we can all make a call to our favorite hotel or restaurant and start pressuring establishments to finally move on from plastic straws? It’s that easy!
I highly recommend the glass straws for home use. Mostly because they’re beautiful and fun, so why not? The stainless steel straws are great for going to restaurants (they won’t break in your purse or pocket :), just don’t forget them at the restaurant! Lastly, the compostable straws are great for traveling, where straw washing isn’t as accessible. And also remember, you don’t actually ever NEED a straw so you can always. just. not. use. one.
Below is a list of eco friendly straw options sold by small businesses. I don’t technically support Amazon because of their non environmentally friendly shipping practices and the fact that they’re a big ugly corporation, so I won’t add them here, but rest assured they have plenty of options if that’s your thing.
If you need a quick link to just the list click here.
Eco-Friendly Straw Options
If I’ve missed a great company, comment below and I’ll be sure to add them. Thanks!