If you’re focusing on sustainability . . . maybe it’s time to trade-in the plastic straw

Did You Know . . .    that each day we use an estimated 500 million straws? That’s an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day! (   http://www.ecocycle.org/bestrawfree   )

Did You Know . . . that each day we use an estimated 500 million straws? That’s an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day! (http://www.ecocycle.org/bestrawfree)

Recently, many fast-food restaurants, cities, parks, and businesses have taken a step toward reducing the use of plastic and have pledged to ban plastic straws in their areas. Reusable stainless steel drinking straws aren’t just a stylish new fad, they’re a way to help keep plastic straws out of our oceans and landfills. Not only are they incredibly durable and long-lasting, but when they are at the end of their life and it’s time to dispose of, you can rest assured knowing that stainless steel is the most recycled material on earth.

Need some more reasons to make the switch?

  1. Reduce your BPA consumption.  By reducing your contact with the plastic used to make disposable straws, you reduce your consumption of BPA (Bisphenol A), an industrial chemical that can contaminate your food and drinks, which can negatively impact your health  in the form of cancers, birth defects and more. In addition, just the manufacturing of these plastic products releases many disruptive carcinogenic and neurotoxic chemicals into the atmosphere which make their way into our ecosystems for consumption.

  2. Enjoy the cold a little longer. Steel retains the temperature of your drink much longer than your typical plastic straw and prevents it from melting down. No more having to gulp down your cold beverage on a hot summer day in fear of it melting before you can even enjoy it.

  3. Convenience. Not only are they sturdy, but they are convenient to carry wherever you go. Perfect for those who need their smoothie or post-workout protein, as well as anyone who wants to bring their drinks to the office. The straws come with a convenient cleaning bristle-brush for quick cleaning between drinks, and both can be stored quickly back into their small travel pouch. All are dishwasher safe, too.

  4. Environmentally Friendly. Aside from the personal benefits of converting to reusable stainless steel straws, the biggest benefit will be the positive impact you’ll make on the environment. And, hey, isn’t that the collective goal of us all?

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Want to give it a try? Request an SSM Straw.