There's something about straws that makes drinking that little bit more fun. In the UK we love straws - using an estimated 8.5 billion a year. Most straws are made from plastics called polypropylene and polystyrene which, unless recycled, take hundreds of years to decompose. As plastic straws decompose, they leach harmful gases, including methane into the environment. Because they're only used once and then thrown away, plastic straws are one of the biggest culprits for ending up in landfill. They are also one of the most picked up items during beach clean-ups.
With the government confirming a ban on plastic straws in the UK from 2020, it's time to switch to a healthier, eco-friendly alternative.
Reusable straws are a fantastic alternative to plastic straws. They are 100% reusable and can last for several years if cleaned properly. Steelhouse metal straws are made of food-grade 18/8 stainless steel and feature an anti-scratch coating. They comply with US and EU food safety requirements, are FDA and LFGB certified, food-grade, BPA free, no metallic or chemical taste and are much safer than plastic and glass straws.
Stainless steel straws are not only good for the environment, but they are also super-stylish too. Being green has never been more straightforward. These straws show that eco-friendliness can look and perform even better than their plastic counterparts. Plus, the durability of stainless steel means they won't break and there'll be no chewed ends or flattened middles - these metal straws will go the distance.
Reusable stainless steel straws are also a doddle to clean. You can wash them by hand using the free cleaning brushes provided or pop them in the dishwasher. These metal straws are a fantastic alternative to plastic straws and are perfect for every occasion.