3 Reasons You Need to Swap to Stainless Steel Straws Today
With statistics showing that a regular person can use up to 540 straws on a yearly basis, the need to eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws and replace them with stainless straws has never been more important. Awareness of this has started to slowly increase with more Sri Lankans looking to live a healthier, greener lifestyle, but not many people still understand the full extent of the damage caused by plastic straws on the environment and why they should start using stainless steel straws, so we’re here to help you understand!
Did you know that plastic straws alone contribute to almost 2000 tonnes of plastic waste? Just like other plastics, straws last forever. The simple plastic straw leads to landfills becoming overcrowded and can, in turn, result in something devastating like the Meethotamulla disaster!
The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish! Not only is that shocking, but when ingested, plastic particles can be highly toxic to marine life. Larger particles can even clog the gills of fish or choke animals that mistake it for food. By switching to a stainless steel straw that you can easily take around with you to avoid using plastic straws you can do your part to keep the ocean safe for its inhabitants.
Safe and Easy To Use
While there are plenty of other alternatives to plastic straws such as glass or bamboo straws, stainless steel straws are believed to be the safest and most convenient to use. While glass straws are dangerous for kids to use in case they break, bamboo straws are a bit more difficult to clean than stainless steel straws and are more likely to break.
All stainless steel straws come with a separate cleaning brush that gets right into the straw to make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned which makes it last for ages. Also, stainless steel straws are BPA free and do not interact with other products you are consuming and leach harmful chemicals, the way their plastic counterparts do.
Cheaper in the Long-Term
While yes, as a single unit, a plastic straw would be cheaper than a stainless steel straw, however when compared over a period time you will find that investing in a stainless steel straw which can be re-used for years will result in significant savings!
Apart from finances, the cost that plastic straws has on the environment cannot be overlooked anymore with the negative impact extending the environment, air, water, animals, human beings and more.
Make the decision to start using reusable stainless steel straws today! Play a role in saving not just the local environment, but on a global scale too!