Reusable Straws - Why they make sense for restaurants

by John Weil March 29, 2019 2 min read


Heard of reusable straws? If you're a restaurant owner, then there is no way you missed the campaigns against disposable, plastic straws that have been going on all over the world. These single-use straws have become a target, and their impact on the environment is something people are railing against. However, as The Cap Times points out, there are still customers who need a straw with their drinks (children, customers with disabilities, etc.).

While some restaurants have made it a policy to only provide a straw if the customer asks, and others have switched to biodegradable straws made of bamboo or similar materials, there is another option that more restaurants are considering as a way to go green, make their customers happy, and save money in the long run.

Re-usable straws.

Just Another Part of The Table Setting

Disposable items cost more over the long-term. No matter how cheap they are initially, the cost of buying the same item over and over again adds up. Whether it's plates, napkins, cups, or silverware, you get a lot more value out of something you can wash and reuse than you do out of something you just throw in the trash.

So why don't we do that with straws?

For just a moment, think about how many straws your customers go through in a day. Even on a slow day. Now ask how many pounds of garbage those straws create on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Now ask how much you paid for those straws, which many customers don't even touch, but which get thrown out anyway. What if you could buy a set number of straws that were durable, long-lasting, completely recyclable, and which showed your business was simultaneously committed to helping keep the oceans clean while also serving your customers? And, best of all, lowering your bottom line while you did all of that?

If that sounds like the sort of business decision you want to make, then all you have to do is contact us today!