Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Green Alternative: Straws

For some reason I really like straws. It could that they remind me of my childhood or it could be that I'm too lazy to drink out of a cup like an adult. Regardless of the reason I've totally been on a straw kick lately.

Unfortunately plastic straws aren't eco friendly at all. You can only use them once or twice before they need to be tossed. This leaves me with a dilemma. Do I partake in the cool rush of sipping my summer drink through a straw or do I forgo this pleasure in the name of being green. Thinking that there must be some compromise, I did a little research and found some helpful eco friendly alternatives to your run of the mill plastic straw:

Eco Products has produced a compostable straw made of corn. Go Iowa! You can see their assortment along with other eco friendly paper products here. While I always lean more toward reuse and longevity, this biodegradable option is a definite step in the right direction.

These glass straws may not be very kid friendly but they are definitely reusable and can last a long time if taken care of. Aren't they chic?

Glass straws can be purchased here.

These stainless steel straws from Steel Function seems to have the whole package. Not only are they reusable and durable but they are well suited for kids and adults alike.

Stainless steel straws can be purchased here.

1 comment:

Michelle C said...

sounds like an interesting thing. Just wonder if they have good tips for cleaning so they don't harbor bacteria.