Plastic straws are everywhere. From local cafes to our favorite smoothie. Most of us pick up these items without considering the environmental impact of disposable plastic products. Unlike other materials, it can take up to 1,000 years for plastics to break down in landfills.steel square pipe
The recent plastic straw ban is aimed at changing this situation and will be used by manufacturers for plastic straws by 2020. Many plastic products, including straws, can rush into the ocean and seriously damage marine life. As local governments accelerate this change, many are scrambling to find alternatives to plastic straws.
For many people, abandoning the use of a straw is not an option at all. If you don’t have a straw, how do you drink your favorite boba tea? Fortunately, by purchasing reusable straws, you can enjoy boba tea while protecting the environment.
For reusable straws, you will most likely need to make a decision between bamboo, silicone or stainless steel. Reusable straws are made from a variety of materials, but bamboo and stainless steel seem to be the most popular.
Although both types of straws reduce our dependence on plastics, stainless steel seems to be the main choice.
Bamboo is more refined than stainless steel, so bamboo poles are more susceptible to damage in backpacks or wallets. Stainless steel straws are also much longer than bamboo straws. These straws can last a long time, sometimes even longer, than ordinary stainless steel cutlery.
Bamboo stalks need to be replaced every few months to several years depending on the amount used.
The University of Guam’s Ocean Grants Program is an initiative to restore clean oceans and recommends stainless steel straw as the best starting point.
Washing straw at home is very simple. You can rinse the straw with hot water and disinfect with soap. If you have a stainless steel straw, it can also be washed in a dishwasher. Really can’t be simpler than that!
Using a straw when going out may require more planning. After using the straw, be sure to rinse it under warm water. You don’t want the liquid in your sugary drink to get stuck in your straw. After rinsing, you can put the straw back into its pouch and take it home for cleaning. No trouble, no fuss.steel square bar
Change begins with us:
Every day we make small choices that may have a negative or positive impact on our environment. If everyone works hard to use fewer plastic straws, we can have a major impact on the health of the planet. When all of us have a common goal, you will be amazed at the impact we can make.
Stainless steel cutlery, silverware and drinking utensils are increasingly popular for their durability, strength, ease of use and environmental friendliness. By making stainless steel straws as a symbolic accessory for your carry, you can inspire others to do the same.