The first and most important is the material from which the glass straws are made. Namely strong borosilicate glass – this ensures that the straw will not crack or break while you drink. With sustainable borosilicate glass you can also use your straw in hot and cold drinks.
Because they are so small and light, they often do not end up in special plastic waste bins and are therefore not recycled. You can see that on every beach. And although straws are only a minute part of the total amount of plastic in the seas, their small size makes them very treacherous polluters. And if you care about animals like i do, think about this, 100.000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic.
#RefusetheStraw is an online movement that encourages people to avoid using plastic straws in an effort to keep oceans clean. Straw-refusers are making the promise to consume their drinks without an unnecessary plastic straw. This is a simple way to reduce the 500 million plastic straws used each day in America. When ordering your drink at an establishment, simply say, “no straw please, thank you,” at the end of your order and encourage your friends and family to do the same. If you really love straws, you can bring your own reusable straw.
Reusable straws can last for ages if you clean them properly. In addition, they do not leach chemicals and do not interact with the product you are consuming. Due to their sturdy build, reusable straws can be carried wherever you go.