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.

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 plenty of alternatives to plastic straws, some of which include glass, paper, bamboo and stainless steel straws.

While glass straws may add elegance to any dining table, it is not really safe to use for the kids or for travel. Paper straws may be more appropriate for young children who may hurt themselves when moving or falling with them in their mouths. Reusable bamboo or stainless steel straws are ideal for just about any occasion and stainless steel particularly is considerably more durable than plastic or paper straws.

Reasons why adults should update to stainless steel straws

Environmentally Friendly

Haven’t we polluted the earth enough? The manufacturing of plastic products releases a whole set of carcinogenic, home-disruptive and neurotoxic chemicals into the atmosphere. These products eventually find their way into the environment through air, water and land pollution. Teach your kids the importance of switching to environmentally friendly products, such as metal straws to protect the environment.

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. They won’t break, there’ll be no chewed ends or flattened middles, nothing to throw away, and half a dozen straws will last a long, long time.

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