October 4, 2011
STRAWS. when’s the last time you thought about a straw? for me, it’s been a while. i decided to give them up a long time ago in efforts to save plastic, but there are still times where i just want.a.straw. i mean, i have sensitive teeth!
CONCERN: did you know that over 500 million disposable plastic straws are used in the united states every day? that’s about 38,000 straws per person during their lifetime, and that’s a BIG issue. we’re filling our landfills and using plastic like it’s nobody’s business. (you can read more about these statistics here.)
SOLUTION: of course, we could all just be straw free. but like i said, sometimes you just want.a.straw. turns out, their are alternatives to straws popping up everywhere- from paper to bamboo!
i believe my favorites are these handmade glass straws. they have a lifetime guarentee and are made from the same glass that pyrex is made from! they come with a little brush cleaner and are also dishwasher safe. you can even order a hemp straw sleeve to keep one in, making it easy to use them on the go.
here are a few other resources for great straw alternatives. not only are they eco-friendly, but i think they also add a really nice eclectic touch to the table!
stainless steel straws: brook farm general store
you can also read more over at bestrawfree.org.