The Best Alternative to Plastic
Buy a set of reusable straws today and enjoy sipping your drinks guilt free and in eco-friendly style. Stainless steel straws are the perfect waste free swap, they are easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to take with you. Just remember to take them with you when you've finished your drink.
We've found the best reusable straws so you can make the switch today and be ready when the ban on plastic straws comes in.
Reusable Drinking Straws
Reusable drinking straws are an easy step to make in your journey towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle. You still get all the fun, you protect your teeth from sugary drinks, and you're potentially saving thousands of plastic or paper straws from the bin. They are perfect to use at home or take in your bag when you go out, and the Klean Kanteen multi coloured pack are great for parties or just making sure each member of the family can have their own.
In October 2018 the UK government announced it's plans to ban the sale and distribution of single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds. With the ban set to kick in between October 2019 and October 2020 there's no better time to make the switch to a more environmentally friendly alternative of reusable straws.
There are already many types of reusable drinking straw readily available to replace single-use plastic, with the most popular being stainless steel, bamboo, silicone, and glass straws. All of these options are both practical and sustainable, and made from BPA free, food safe materials.
Reusable steel drinking straws are the most readily available and the most practical for most people. Stainless steel drinking straws are easy to clean in the dishwasher or with the help of a cleaning brush, indestructible, and with the Klean Kanteen addition of soft silicone tip they are perfect for hot or cold drinks.
Our drinking straw sets all come with a specially designed cleaning brush to keep them sparkling and fresh. U-Konserve cleaning brushes can be bought separately if you need a replacement.
Klean Kanteen do a pack with a lid that fits their insulated tumblers and steel party cups making it even easier to enjoy hot cold drinks at home or on the go. And the U-Konserve Mini Straws are the perfect size to enjoy a nice cold drink with their tumblers.
Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that can be used to make anything from socks and blankets to kitchen counters and utensils. And obviously, the long, hollow shape makes it perfect for sipping through, A bamboo reusable straw is about as eco-friendly as it gets. Hand-made from a single piece of air-dried bamboo they are not only reusable but fully biodegradable. We think they're perfect for summer parties and BBQ's.
A silicone reusable straw or one with a silicone tip is a great option for children. Silicone is much softer than steel and more durable than bamboo or glass straws. Plus they are easy to clean, dishwasher safe and can be cut to size if you need shorter drinking straws.
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Are Reusable Straws Safe?
Each year, the UK disposes around 85 million plastic straws. The levels are so critical that it is not only affecting our health but also the lives of animals and the ecosystem.