Metal, paper or plastic? We all know one of these shouldn’t be used anymore – but what’s the benefit of using metal straws over paper and plastic choices? If you haven’t made the switch yet, or don’t quite know what all the hype over metal straws is about – read on to find out more.
1. Bye-bye plastic
Plastic straws fall into the category of ‘single-use plastics’ – meaning, once you’re done with them, they go straight to a landfill and take a very long time to decompose. To combat climate change, we need to reduce the amount of plastic we use – and switching to a metal straw is just the first step.
2. More hygienic
We’re more conscious than ever about hygiene and whether items we’re using have come into contact with other people. With your own metal straw, you can feel confident that no nasty germs or bugs are waiting for you – because you’ll be the only one using it.
3. Easy to clean
Most metal straws are dishwasher safe and so can be popped in for a deep clean after each use. Stainless steel metal straws are easy to clean and reuse over and over again.
4. No nasty chemicals
Studies have shown that plastic straws made out of polypropylene, a chemical that can mess with the hormonal balance of your body. Metal straws are made from predominantly stainless steel, so you know there are no chemicals involved.
5. Last much longer
Because they’re made of stainless steel, metal straws last much, much longer than any plastic straw could. Durable and strong, they also won’t leak any material from the straw into whatever you’re drinking, as some plastic and paper straws can do.
Think about every time you’ve bought a straw with a drink, only to throw it away as soon as you’re done. It might seem like a small cost, but the pennies add up after a while. Stainless steel metal straws are a one-time purchase and are more economic to use in the long-term.
We are Hippo Bottles. A reusable water bottle company selling insulated stainless steel bottles and drinkware, as well as a few accessories. If you’re ready to make your favourite drinks more sustainable, visit our website to browse the range today.