Plastic vs. Stainless Steel Straws

December 06, 2018

Plastic vs. Stainless Steel Straws

PLASTIC STRAWS VS STEEL STRAWS

The straw debate is quite the hot topic right now and there is a growing concern about it, using reusable straws the perfect first step to reducing the amount of plastic you throw away each day. Don't want to purchase a reusable straw right now? That's okay. Maybe reading this article will change your mind.

To stop this crisis, several major restaurant chains have vowed to pull plastic straws from their stores, and politicians and activists alike are asking for change in regards to plastic waste. "We look at straws as one of the gateway issues to help people start thinking about the global plastic pollution problem," Plastic Pollution Coalition CEO Dianna Cohen. "They've been designed to be used for a very short amount of time, and then be tossed away."

Plastic straws

In other words, how can we change our plastic world with a simple step? Using biodegradable and reusable products, which are the small difference which could save our earth. Plus, just imagine, if a single person were to use a plastic straw every day for the next ten years, there would be 3,650 straws worth of landfill! It is thus imperative you switch to reusable items and recycle plastic items as much as possible.

HOOK 360° STAINLESS STEEL DRINKING STRAW

Stainless steel straws are perhaps the most popular variation of reusable straws currently on the market. No rust and no steel odor taste In addition, Hook 360° stainless steel straw does not leach chemicals and does not interact with the product you are consuming and is BPA free. On the other hand, plastic straws can only be used once and leech harmful chemicals into the bloodstream. They are ideal for just about any occasion.

 HOOK 360 Stainless Steel straws

In terms of durability, Hook 360° stainless steel drinking straws are the best compared to other types of straws. Unlike reusable glass straws, metal straws are not fragile and can easily be used by children. Hence, if you have young children who like to throw things around the table during breakfast, invest in stainless steel straws and you won’t have to worry about breakage again.

So just remember, the most effective way to reduce plastic waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new single use plastic product requires a lot of materials and energy - raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment, fight back against plastic pollution and…save money. We cannot waste this opportunity to help end plastic pollution!

 

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