Which Reusable Straw Is Right For Me?

Posted on 01 October 2019

Which Reusable Straw Is Right For Me? A guide to reusable straws.

 

Around the world, companies (even governments!) are banning single use plastics. Restaurants and coffee shops are making the pledge to replace disposable plastic straws with environmentally friendly single use options like compostable paper straws or, in some cases, skipping the straw altogether.

 

But have you tried sipping an iced coffee or pop through a paper straw for more than 10 mins? Its so compostable it starts to break down within minutes.

 

Reusable straws are not just a fad, they are the future.

 

The market is flooded with endless reusable straw options, so how do you choose just one? We've put together a list of the pros and cons of the most popular types of reusable straws to help you find the option that's best suited to you!

 

Which reusable straw is right for me?

 

 

BPA Free Plastic Reusable Straws

purple and white striped BPA free reusable plastic straws in a mason jar

 

PROS

  • made from polypropylene plastic
  • BPA free
  • low toxin
  • recyclable at end of life
  • dishwasher safe
  • can be cut to exact size desired
  • comes in a variety of colors and patterns

CONS

  • more prone to wear and tear - dents/teeth marks/etc
  • can melt in extreme heat
  • not for use in hot beverages

Shop BPA Free Plastic Reusable Straws

 

 

Glass Reusable Straws

three borosilicate glass reusable straws

 

PROS

  • made from borosilicate glass
  • the strongest glass on the market
  • BPA free
  • completely toxin free, will not leech anything into your beverage at any temperature
  • dishwasher safe
  • microwave safe
  • can withstand extreme temperatures
  • does not affect the flavor of your beverage
  • See through, so you can be 100% sure that it’s clean!

CONS

  • breakable, accidents do happen!

Shop Glass Reusable Straws

 

 

Silicone Reusable Straws

various colors and sizes of silicone reusable straws

Silicone is considered a great option for kids because it can withstand bending and chewing without being damaged, and its easier on their developing teeth than alternatives like stainless steel.

 

PROS

  • made from food grade silicone
  • BPA free
  • toxin free
  • dishwasher safe
  • can be cut to exact size desired
  • flexible! Can withstand moderate to extreme bending and chewing without being damaged
  • can handle extreme temperatures without transferring heat or cold
  • non-stick
  • easier on teeth

CONS

  • not rigid

Shop Silicone Reusable Straws


Stainless Steel Reusable Straws 

metallic gold stainless steel reusable straws in a mason jar

PROS

  • made from food grade stainless steel
  • BPA free
  • toxin free
  • dishwasher safe
  • virtually indestructible
  • corrosion and oxidation resistant

CONS

  • can give beverages a slightly metallic taste
  • metal transfers heat and may become hot to the touch
  • harder on teeth

Shop Stainless Steel Reusable Straws



In the end which reusable straw you choose comes down to personal preference. Sometimes its the feel of the straw on your lips, or just the way in looks in your tumbler!

Whatever your choice, choose reusable and you're making the better choice for your body and the environment!

 

Shop our huge selection of reusable straws including collapsible reusable straws here.

 

Looking for other ways to make your home and lifestyle more eco-friendly? Start here:

 

Which reusable straw is right for me? A visual guide to reusable straws

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