Do you live in a city or region that has banned or is planning to ban plastic straws?
You can do your part to curtail the use of single-use plastics by adopting eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws. We look at some of the most promising options for sipping while protecting the environment.
Bamboo: Many bamboo straws are actually whole pieces of young bamboo, cut into various lengths to fit all kinds of drinking vessels. Bamboo is also a versatile and rapidly renewable crop.
Copper: Made from copper with food safe lacquer outside and is crafted specifically for cold beverages. It’s no doubt more expensive to produce, but investment pays off by being reusable.
Agave: Made from PolyAgave PPT4; this is a bio-based hybrid compound made of polypropyle and agave fiber. This option is BPA free and biodegradable.
Hay: Made from the stem of the wheat plant, these straws are gluten free and 100 % biodegradable.
The addition of the Eco-friendly straw makes the sip even more gratifying knowing you are contributing to a more sustainable future. We are all hopeful that ending the use of plastic straws will result in a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship.