Did you know that in the U.S. alone we use more than 500 million plastic straws each day? If we don’t do something about our use of plastic straws, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by the year 2050. The problems is plastic doesn’t biodegrade or decompose and can stay in landfills for hundreds of years, creating long-term impacts on our environment. Even large corporate names like Disney Theme Parks, Starbucks and Hyatt Hotels have decided to contribute by abandoning their use of plastic straws.
You may not be Starbucks, but collectively, if we all make small changes, we can reduce the strain on our planet, its resources and its ability to provide a prosperous future for the next generation. How? By replacing our use of plastic straws with stainless steel straws. Compared to its paper counterpart, stainless steel straws can be reused, they don’t bend or break and they can be reused indefinitely. Additionally, some manufacturers of stainless steel straws, like Sand Straw, offer a variety of styles and colors, and 10% of all net profits are donated to protect reef areas that have been negatively impacted.
You can reduce, reuse and give back to the environment by switching to stainless steel metal straws. It’s up to each one of us to do our part, and sometimes small changes can have major impacts on the future of our planet. Let’s all make a collective effort to end our use of plastic straws and switch to stainless steel metal straws now! Before it’s too late.