Making the Switch to Metal Drinking Straws

by John Weil March 27, 2019 1 min read

Metal drinking straws vs plastic straws? Straws provide us with a clean, hygienic way to drink our favorite beverages. But if we are to eliminate our use of plastic straws, why would we choose metal drinking straws as our alternative?

 First, cheap plastic straws may leak heavy metal and plasticizer, making them bad for our health and for the environment. One of many reasons why we are eliminating them altogether.

As for metal straws—stainless steel straws—we see them everywhere, and some are cheaper than others. Why is that? Medical grade, food grade, which one is enough? How do I know what I’m getting?

Stainless steel is the most basic durable material that resists oxidation and corrosion. Made of food grade material, a 304 stainless steel straw is a safe and affordable option to drink out of. However, it’s not as resistant to heat and scratches along with the sulfuric and fatty acids from food and drinks when compared to the safer, pricier 316L medical grade stainless steel straw.

You might well be eating and drinking at the same time, because there’s lots of opportunities for chemical reactions. 

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