Glass Straws & Why They Are Important

Glass Straws & Why They Are Important

Glass Straws & Why They Are Important

Straws along with other single-use plastics are wreaking havoc on our world. Especially in our oceans.

 

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Straws along with other single-use plastics are wreaking havoc on our world. Especially in our oceans. 

Think of it this way. Almost every restaurant in America has plastic straws. In Spring 2018, there were 660,755 restaurants in the United States. There were 190,649 quick service restaurant franchises and 31,480 full-service restaurants franchises in the U.S. in 2017 according to Statista. So, let's say every one of those restaurants always had 500 straws, that is 441,442,000 straws that take over 200 years to decompose. Did your mind explode? Mine sure did. It is said that Americans use 500 Million straws a day.

I believe, we as individuals can make a difference if we start refusing straws and bringing our own. Bringing our own is a simple way to make a big difference. Restaurants and other services that provide drinks will start buying less and with our request, start to purchase straws that can decompose at a much faster rate, such as ones made of corn. 

This BuzzFeed video is a good throw down on the plastic straw epidemic.
 


I strongly suggest getting a reusable straw. Glass is very classy. These Simply Straws are durable and stylish. They are 25% off your first purchase when you use my link.

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They also sell a reusable utensil set with a glass straw which is ideal for cutting down on single-use plastic forks, knives, and spoons.

Either way, I’d go with reusable when it comes to your straw situation.

If you physically can not use a glass straw and let's face it, paper straws get soggy and clogged real fast, please consider making a small contribution to the planet and purchasing your own biodegradable straws. These can easily be placed in a bag you bring with you on outings. 

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