Still Sucking? Ditch Those Plastic Straws And Buy One Of These Reusable, Earth-Friendly Ones

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What's Strawesome?

Here’s something to chew on: The world sips through 1 billion straws a day. Between the US and UK we get through over 550 million plastic drinking straws a day. If you haven’t yet heard about the global movement to ditch plastic straws {it’s all over social media} then you may have just been living under a rock. It’s only in the past twenty years that people have come to expect plastic straws in every drink. These short-lived tools are usually dropped into a garbage can with no further thought, instantly becoming a source of plastic pollution.

Ideally you should just stop sucking, it is the most common sensical thing to ditch straws. But even you can’t do without them and think you need them to slurp your drink, then opt for re-usable straws. These can be made of glass, metal, bamboo and silicon. You can wash and re-use them, carry them around in your bag {so you can nurture your strange straw habit on the go!}.

You can get re-usable straws at several places now {even on Amazon}. But we love the ones we saw at Sienna — they are made with copper so not only are they good for the planet, they are great for your health too. They come in two sizes and can be bought for INR 350 and INR 550 for a pair.

PS: We also love that Sienna is one of the few cafes in the city that have done away with plastic straws completely. One more reason we think this place is awesome!

So, We're Saying...

Stop using plastic straws already. An increasing number of businesses are removing plastic drinking straws from their operations including Marriott International, airports like London City Airport, Eurostar Costa Coffee, Pizza Express and many more.

If the growing pile of plastic shit in the ocean and elsewhere doesn’t bother you, how about this? Coffee and other drinks can break down disposable plastic straws and lead to health issues. And the straws contain dangerous chemicals in the colouring as well as BPA, which has been linked to a range of diseases.

Want to read more about this? Check out the online campaign, Refuse The Straw and The Last Straw project here.