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Stainless Steel Straws

It’s Summer and the weather was fabulous these last few days. If you are like me, you might like spending more time in the garden, sometimes with a lovely drink. This can also mean you might add a couple more things on the shopping list, like straws. In an effort to reduce, I’ve bought these Stainless Steel Straws and I’m delighted with them.

We all know the problems with plastics and their impact on our environment. If you’ve followed the news about this, you might know that plastic particles reached our food chain. This doesn’t affect only the people who eat fish, but is much more than that… is in the water, both tap and bottled. Earlier this year, World Health Organisation announced that they will do a review into the potential health risks that might be caused by plastic in drinking water. This happened after a new analysis of some popular bottled water brands. In that study it was found that more than 90% contained tiny pieces of plastic. A previous study also found high levels of microplastics in tap water.

Stainless Steel Straws

I don’t think the convenience of throwing away something after one use worth the damage does to our environment and to ourselves. In our house, we use little single use plastic. Only items of food and household that we can’t get without the single use plastic wrapping. Even so, I do try to reuse some of them. For example, I’ve reused the plastic water bottles a few times, as I need a few with us when we are traveling with the dog, for his water.

I bought them online, from eBay, but there are on amazon, and other online shops. I noticed them in my local supermarket, but they don’t seem to have them online, so they might sell out the ones in the shop.
The straws I bought where only a couple of pounds for a set of two. As you can see, I bought two sets, one straight and the other set has a bent. I like how they look, they have a modern and luxurious feel. One of the sets came with a brush for cleaning.

There are plenty of other steel straws to get online, small straws for cocktails, black straws, coloured straws. You can get them in packs of two or four or even eight. Another great thing about them is that they save money and the hassle to think if you have straws when you need them or not. While the initial price is a bit more than the plastic ones, the stainless steel straws last for ages, as a piece of cutlery would do.

Do you use stainless steel straws? Or do you consider switching to a more eco-friendly alternative when it comes to plastics?

10 Comment

  1. Wow! Never heard of them so I am delighted to read your post. Yes, we try to avoid plastic and we recycle carefully but it can be difficult.

  2. I don’t think I ever even heard of such thing before this post to be honest. It makes sense, and much better for the environment instead of all the plastic straws that go in the trash.

  3. OOoh, I was going to do a post about my stainless steel straws! I bought some before Christmas and I have subsequently bought some for my Mum for her birthday (pretty annoyed that they ALL came in seperate plastic bags!). They are really good. Glad you have invested also!

  4. I don’t really use straws indoors but I have seen that a lot of the pubs have made the swap which I think is great. If I ever need to buy some straws though I would definitely have a look for the stainless steel ones

  5. I’m so happy you’ve dedicated a post to steel straws! Plastic straws (and cups) are so bad for the environment, and it’s a shame you can still find both of them everywhere. All places should have an alternative to plastic so we can change our ways of seeing things. You seem to be doing a lot of eco-friendly things, I’d love to see more of that type of content!

    Julia x

  6. I think these are a great idea but I’m just worried about cleaning them – how do you make sure they are clean inside after each use?

    1. It’s very easy to clean them with the brush. Just pop a bit of washing liquid on it and insert it into the straw. Takes less than a minute to clean.

  7. Oh these look great. I tried paper straws a few years ago but they turn to mush so we’ve just given up on straws entirely but maybe I should give these a go for our next Pimms session!
    C x

  8. I switched to waxed paper straws a while back, but these stainless steel ones look even better, especially the ones with the bend at the top.

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