Plastic Straws

THE INFAMOUS TURTLE KILLER

Found in restaurants across the country, straws elevate the experience of having a cold beverage. They allow for more mobility when taking a sip. For ease of distribution, these simple contraptions are made out of plastic.

Alternatives to plastic straw have become more prevalent.

But do you even need a straw?

There are now dozens of restaurants that have banned plastic straws and replaced them with paper straws or other alternatives. Because of the growing awareness of how products like this affect marine life, reusable options have increased. Sustainable products and businesses are now a large niche.

There are different kinds of reusable straws. There are metal, glass, bamboo, and silicone straws, each having different pros and cons. There are foldable straws and collapsible straws to make them more portable. There are even different sizes of straws for different drinks like soda, milkshakes, or boba.

For those with disabilities, drinking from a straw is the only way they can consume their food. But the majority of people don't need straws to survive. Even if you don't have a reusable straw, you can still say no to getting one because you can drink directly from the cup. If you rarely use straws in general, you might not even need to purchase a reusable one if you're barely going to use it.

Want to know more?

Should you invest in that reusable straw?

Based on

NECESSITY

PERSONAL VALUES

QUALITY

Do you use straws often?

NO

I rarely drink

with a straw

If you don't need it,

don't buy it

YES

I enjoy drinks

with a straw

Will you remember to bring it with you?

NO

I can see myself forgetting

If you're not going to use it, it will just become clutter

YES

It'll be part of my everyday carry

Is reducing plastic waste a priority to you?

NO

It's not something

I think about

Then this might not

be a priority to you

YES

It is very

important to me

Do you trust the quality of the straw?

NO

It seems like it will break easily

Invest in something

that will last

YES

I believe it will

last a long time

BUY IT

Or don't, it's up to you! Either way, you are now making a mindful and intentional decision

 

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