Views: 61 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2023-05-11 Origin: Site
It goes without saying: plastic straws are bad for the environment. They pollute waterways, are eaten by wildlife and take dozens of years to decompose. Thankfully, there are now many alternatives to drink straws. But how do you choose between glass, bamboo, silicone or stainless steel?
We've outlined eight reasons why we think using stainless steel straws is the best alternative to straws for you and the environment. They are more durable, more economical and a safe and convenient option. Read on to find out more!
1. Safety and convenience
Stainless steel straws are one of the safest and most convenient straw options available. This metal will not crack, splinter or shatter and will last you for years. It also doesn't harbour bacteria like other materials, so it's also one of the most hygienic options.
2. Easy to clean
Cleaning reusable metal straws is easy, which keeps their maintenance to a minimum. Simply use the straw cleaner provided in the pack with a little soap and water to scrub the inside of the straw and remove any traces of your last drink. If it gets dirty, you can easily remove any stains with something as simple as vinegar and baking soda.
3. No bad taste
Unlike other ingredients that can cause your water to have an unpleasant taste, or absorb the taste of other drinks and leach into your water, stainless steel does not leave a bad taste in your mouth. On the contrary, there is no disturbance to your taste buds, allowing you to fully enjoy your water, juice or iced coffee!
4. Durable and reusable
A reusable metal straw is just that - reusable! It's also durable and hard-wearing, so you can rely on it for years to come. Unlike other materials such as glass, plastic or natural fibres, stainless steel won't crack or break easily, meaning you won't have to replace it for years.
5. more economical
Because you replace it less often, you'll end up spending less in the long run. Repurchasing multi-packs of plastic, silicone or natural straws can add up quickly and these types of straws may need to be replaced more often, meaning you end up spending more in the long run. While the initial investment in stainless steel straws may be higher, you'll save money in the end!
6. Create less waste
By using fewer disposable plastic straws and opting for stainless steel straws instead, you'll be doing your bit for the planet by reducing waste. Keeping waste out of landfill is important to the health of the planet and by using and reusing straws you can help save 1.6 straws a day from being wasted.
7. Eco-friendly options
As well as staying out of landfill, there are other reasons why stainless steel straws are a more eco-friendly option. Firstly, they use less energy in their manufacture than other options and, where they can use more energy, their lifespan can offset the initial energy output. When they reach the end of their life and need replacing, stainless steel straws can easily be recycled and potentially made into something else.
8. Add a touch of elegance
While silicone or plastic straws are suitable for children and children's parties, stainless steel straws exude a more elegant feel. They are great for dinner parties and events to get the perfect adult vibe.
How could you not buy a set of stainless steel straws now? Our set includes a variety of straws in different lengths, ideal for any size glass or cup, and also includes a straw cleaner for easy sterilisation. Don't forget to check out our blog post on how to clean stainless steel straws to make the most of your new set!