Who offers the best wholesale reusable straws?
The switch to stainless steel from traditional plastic drinking straws is in full force, based upon research revealing the detrimental effects of discarded plastic upon the environment and wildlife.
Not only the environment, but the bottom line of any business offering food and drink service can benefit from the transition to cleanable, reusable, stainless steel straws. Following are some helpful tips for easily integrating this new utensil into your business' operations or offering straw kits as gifts for customers.
Plastic Pollution and Public Opinion
Sales of reusable straws are skyrocketing. Businesses are feeling pressure from consumers to make the change to stainless steel.
Movements like Our Last Straw are quickly forming across the country, led by affluent, environmentally conscious young millennials. It won't be long before the majority of the population will be demanding access to reusable drinking straws for reasons of environmental consciousness.
This article by Dan Ashe, of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums addresses the issue of disposable, non-biodegradable plastic straws. A report by The National Academy of Sciences details the specific threats of plastic pollution to seabirds and other creatures.
Retail Customers Request Reusable Straws - For Themselves and to Give as Gifts
Fun and useful prepackaged kits are available which include straws and a brush for cleaning. Reusable straws are often suggested as the perfect gift. Stocking an expansive selection of these offerings for the holidays is a great idea for any retail business.
Concerned About Cleanliness?
Whether at home or within a business, we all strive to keep family, friends, and customers safe. Drinking straws, at first glance, may seem a challenge to clean, but that is simply not the case. Just follow the same procedure accepted for any kitchen utensil or dish, assuring removal of any solids from the interior with the use of a special cleaning brush.
The basic procedure for cleaning straws in a commercial restaurant environment is basically as follows: Soak in soapy solution, scrub with a cleaner brush rinse thoroughly, run through a mechanical dishwasher with - hot water cycle, a second soak in an approved sanitizing solution, store vertically in a sterile, easily and frequently cleaned container. See this post for more details.
Addressing the Issue of Restaurant Expense
Disposable dishes and utensils cost restaurants cash. The buzz through the restaurant business is that incorporating reusable straws decreases costs over time, for a minimal initial investment.
Earlier generations knew this. It's time to get back to basics. A throwaway society not only pollutes the earth and damages the lives of fellow creatures, it depletes our savings.
Why Sand Straw?
Sand straw offers sustainability with style. Not only a great marketing tool, but a socially and environmentally conscious contribution. We offer conscientious service to assist customers with understanding and utilizing our products to improve personal lives and business profits.
Are you a restaurant or store owner? Call Sand Straw today and ask about wholesale reusable straw packages. You'll be glad you did!
Contact us anytime for details of how integrating our top quality reusable straws into your business can improve your business' public image and increase long term profits.