HOW TO REDUCE PLASTIC STRAWS
While plastic straws represent only a small fraction of overall plastic waste, they have become a symbol of our reliance on single-use plastics and the need for more sustainable alternatives.
Plastic Straw Ban – Alternatives to Plastic Straws:
-Of course, these straws are made of glass, which has some benefits. The biggest benefit is that people reuse them. This way, people buy them once and use them for months or even years. As a reminder, clean glass straws after each use to avoid spreading germs.
-First, metal straws are very strong, so people reuse them.
-Second, it’s important to remember to make straws from food-grade metals. This way, people know they won’t get sick from unsafe chemicals.
-Unlike plastic straws, paper straws break down. On average, they break down in 90 days. Therefore, they are safer for the soil and the rest of the world. Also, paper straws are easy to recycle. This means they won’t add to the amount of waste already in landfills.
-Silicone straws don’t have harmful toxins in them. So, they are safe for all ages. These straws are not only reusable, but they also last a very long time.