6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws

6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws
3 Minute Read.

Every bit of plastic ever created still exists.

WHAAAAA?!?!?!?! Crazy right? I bet you thought it all got recycled, but unfortunately it hasn’t. Now, we can’t change this fact, but we can change how much plastic is produced from this day forward by exercising our power as consumers and by choosing eco-friendly alternatives to plastic.

In the US alone: 500 MILLION plastic straws are used EVERYDAY. That’s enough straws to wrap around the Earth 2.5 times, which is really hard to wrap my head around, and my guess is: you probably feel the same.

Image of a straw wrapping around the earth

Image from The Last Plastic Straw

So what can I do?

Well, it all starts with 2 very simple words:
“No Straw”

Whether its your ice coffee or cold-pressed juice, even the early morning has opportunities to #RefuseTheStraw and take a bite out of the earth’s plastic pollution problem. Everytime time you say, “No straw please,” you’re bringing awareness to the people around you, and you’re being an activist without having to do the whole tie-yourself-to-a-tree thing.


So let’s keep it simple:

(repeat after me)

 

“I’ll take a large decaf iced latte, extra foam, with almond milk. No plastic straw please.”
( see? . . . simple 😉  )

Image of an iced coffee

Still wanna hang onto that straw??? Aright aright . . .

 

Shop Reusable Straws

Here are 6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Straws that are budget & eco-friendly:

 

Stainless Steel Straw

Image of a Stainless Steel Straw

 

Great for daily use, holiday parties & cocktail flare

 

Get it Online


Silicone Straw

BPA-free, made of food-grade silicone

Glass Straw

Image of Glass Reusable Straws, one of the many eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

Great for daily use & entertaining

Lifetime guarantee


Bamboo StrawImage of a Bamboo Straw, one of the many eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

 

Compostable • Surprisingly easy to clean

 

Get it Online


Glass Smoothie Straw

Image of a Glass Smoothie Straw, one of the many eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

Perfect width for smoothies

Lifetime guarantee

 

Get it Online

Glass Straw (bent)

Image of a bent glass smoothie straw, one of the many eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

Angled for easy drinking

Lifetime guarantee


But Wait! How do I clean Reusable Straws?

 

Straw Cleaner

Image of a Reusable Straw Cleaner Made out of steel and natural bristles

 

Made of Steel & Natural bristles • Perfect for all types of reusable straws

Plastic Free

 

Get it Online


No, but seriously . . . How do I keep it clean when it’s rolling around my bag?

 

Straw Sleeve

Image of a Straw Sleeve made out of reclaimed cotton. Its purpose is to protect reusable straws

Machine Washable • Handmade in the USA

Made of hemp/cotton/recycled denim • No synthetic fibers

 

Get it Online


Still not convinced that single-use plastic straws suck?

Watch this youtube video to see where they could end up after being used for just 15 minutes.

 

Interested in learning more about our plastic pollution problem?


SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG

 

Have any questions about how to find eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws?
Drop me a comment below 🙂