The Impact of Disposable Straws
Disposable straws, whether made of plastic or paper, are a significant contributor to pollution. It is estimated that the United States goes through 390 million to 500 million plastic straws every single day many of which end up in oceans and other bodies of water. These straws can harm marine life, damage ecosystems and it takes hundreds of years to degrade.
Single-use paper straws, though seen as a greener alternative to plastic straws, come with their own set of environmental concerns. They take much longer to break down than most people realize, potentially taking months or even years to decompose. This is because there are a lot of chemicals and chemical based coatings used to get the raw materials to form together into a paper straw. Additionally, the production of paper straws consumes large amounts of energy and water, not to mention resources. And, unfortunately, paper straws are not always recyclable, often ending up as litter or in landfills, further worsening pollution issues in our oceans, rivers and lakes, as well as hurting the wildlife and natural habitats.
The Sustainable Choice: Reusable Glass Straws
Reusable glass straws offer a sustainable solution to disposable straws. Made from the highest quality glass, these straws are strong, long-lasting and can be used again and again. Glass Lab uses a special process that chemically strengthens our straws so that they have the highest durability and strength on the market. They also won't affect the taste of your drink and are safe for use with hot and cold beverages, even acidic drinks like lemonade and smoothies. And, best of all, they can be easily cleaned in a dishwasher, so sanitation is never an issue.
Every straw comes with a food grade stainless steel cleaning brush, with an option of including a food grade silicone straw tip. All glass straws produced by Glass Lab are meant to last well over a year with continual use.
Embrace Sustainability with Glass Straws
By choosing to use reusable glass straws, you're making a proactive step towards reducing the environmental impact of disposable straws. Every time you use a glass straw instead of a disposable one, you are reducing demand for resources and energy needed to produce disposable straws. You're also making a positive impact on our oceans, wildlife and preserving resources for future generations.
Small Change, Big Impact
The choice to use a reusable glass straw might seem small, but it can have a big impact when multiplied by the billions of disposable straws discarded every year. Each glass straw that replaces a disposable one is one less straw that can harm marine life and damage the environment.
We appreciate your decision to be conscious and more sustainable with your straw choice.