What is the best reusable straw for everyday use?

So, how do you decide which eco-friendly reusable straw is perfect for you?

Well, that depends on what you intend to use it for! But if you need some help check out my list of the Top 3 Best Eco-friendly Reusable Straws for everyday use so you can ditch those single-use plastics forever.

With all the variety out there, we can at least agree on one thing and that is... reusable straws reduce plastic and ultimately help this earth. Enjoy! 


#1 - Bamboo Straws        

Pros:

  • Fully sustainable and 100% natural organic bamboo
  • % of profits support Vietnamese straw artisans
  • Softer on your teeth than glass or steel
  • No chemicals or mold agents 
  • Easy to clean and reuse
  • Comes in multiple sized diameters for different uses
  • Can be used in hot or cold drinks
  • No colours, no inks, and no dyes
  • Dishwasher safe even though hand washing is advised
  • Bamboo won't carry the scent of the drinks, even carrot or beet juice!
  • Doesn't break if dropped

Cons:

  • Overall length of life is less than glass or steel 
  • Durable but not as strong as steel
  • Can't see through like glass
  • Straw diameters sizes vary (could also be a positive trait) 
  • Can't leave to soak over night or in your cup too long as it will swell
  • Colour can darken from certain drinks

 #2 - Glass Straw

Pros:

  • Handmade in the Canada
  • Clear, so you can view its cleanliness
  • Rigid shatter-proof borosilicate material
  • Long lasting and dishwasher safe
  • Easy to clean and wash
  • Healthy alternative to plastic straws
  • No leaching or toxic chemicals involved
  • Mark resistant material so can see inside 
  • 100% Money back guarantee if you don’t like the product
  • Consistent Diameter

Cons: 

  • Hard on teeth
  • Although shatter-proof, may still chip if dropped 
  • The straw is narrow so sucking up thick viscous drinks is difficult
  • Loud when placed in glass cups 

#3 - Stainless Steel Straw

 

Pros:

  • Sleek and stylish
  • Anti-shatter
  • High-quality 304 Stainless Steel
  • Anti-rust
  • Consistent diameter
  • Help prevent cavities and teeth colouring
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to travel with and store 
  • Cleaner brush included for quick and easy cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe 
  • Multipe colours, shapes, diamters, and lengths to choose from
Cons: 
  • Can’t see inside it
  • Hard against teeth
  • Transfers the temperature of the liquid