resize (2)With the increasing climatic changes and the growing concern about the harmful effects of plastic, it’s time we switch to healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives. According to Isfoundation, plastic straws contain BisphenolA (BPA).

BPA is a harmful chemical found in plastics that mimics the activity of hormones, most commonly estrogen, which can lead to a number of reproductive disorders and other conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Plus, just imagine, if a single person were to use a plastic straw every day for the next ten years, there would be 3,650 straws worth of landfill! It is thus imperative you switch to reusable items and recycle plastic items as much as possible.

There are dozens of alternatives to plastic straws, some of which include:

  • Glass Straws
  • Bamboo Straws
  • Stainless Steel Straws
  • Paper Straws

 

While glass straws may add elegance to any dining table, it is not safe to use for the kids or for travel. Likewise, bamboo straws may only seem a good option if you are throwing a tropical themed straw party. Stainless steel straws are ideal for just about any occasion. Not only do they add elegance to your dining room but are considerably more durable as compared to plastic straws. Paper straws may be more appropriate for young children who may hurt themselves when moving or falling with them in their mouths.

 There are many reasons why adults should update to stainless steel straws.

 Environmentally Friendly

Haven’t we polluted the earth enough? According to Mother Earth Living, the manufacturing of plastic products releases a whole set of carcinogenichome-disruptive and neurotoxic chemicals into the atmosphere. These products eventually find their way to our ecology through the air, water and land pollution.

Teach your kids the importance of switching to environmentally friendly products, such as metal straws to protect the environment. This will encourage them to reduce the use of plastic made products and recycle.

 Reusable

Stainless steel straws are reusable and can last for ages if you clean them properly. In addition, stainless steel does not leach chemicals and does not interact with the product you are consuming. On the other hand, plastic straws can only be used once and leech harmful chemicals.

 Easy to Clean

Rest assured, cleaning a stainless steel straw is as easy as it could be. Most metal straws are dishwasher safe so all you have to do is rinse the straw and toss it inside the dishwasher and you are good to go.

 Perfectly Safe to Use

Unlike plastic products, stainless steel straws are perfectly safe to use and BPA free. Plastic straws have been known to leech harmful chemicals into the bloodstream.