Saying no to plastic straws is easy

Saying no to plastic straws is easy

glass-strawHave you ever considered plastic straws and their impact on the environment? In the USA, they go through 500 million plastic straws daily.

Did you know that Australians go through 6.9 billion plastic bags a year, with 10 billion being used worldwide? Add to that the plastic water bottles used (2.5 million every hour in the US alone) and any other plastic container you can think of, that’s a whole lot of plastic. Plastic takes up 1000 years to break down and every single piece leaves its mark on the earth.

While we are becoming more and more conscious of cutting back the use of plastic bags and plastic bottles, where are we at with the removal of the use of plastic straws?

By now most of you are probably aware of the options we have by way of reusable straws – paper, glass and stainless steel. While paper straws are made to look cool they can be bleached, coloured and have all sorts of chemicals used during production. They look great and are eco friendly but possibly not so good for regular personal use.

Here at Shop Naturally we stock Glass Dharma glass straws and stainless steel straws which are both fantastic options for personal use.

Glass Dharma Straws

PROS

  • Comes  in two thicknesses which are great for smoothies and thickshakes.
  • Have smooth ends
  • Easy to clean
  • Make a great gift
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Eco friendly

CONS

  • They can break, but they are covered under warranty for accidental breakage

Stainless Steel Straws

PROS

  • Less likely to break
  • Easy to clean
  • Have a bent shape like a bendy straw
  • Great for juices
  • Make a great gift
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Eco friendly

CONS

  • Ends are not as smooth as the glass straws but are still a perfectly good option
  • Not as thick as a glass straw

So glass or stainless steel? The choice is yours. Either option is fantastic and just know you will be giving yourself the perfect gift – not to mention the environment.

Glass Dharma straws are available singly or in sets. The stainless steel straws are available in pairs or as a set.

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Pru Gibson

Pru Gibson

Pru is Shop Naturally's social media manager and resident foodie. She's a mother of twin girls, and is studying her Cert III in Personal Training.


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