Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
These stainless steel drinking straws are ideal to replace disposable plastic straws. Sucka makes colourful, all dishwasher-friendly. Ideal for smoothies, shakes and tall cocktails. They also make chunky reusable straws.
Do not use stainless steel for children, disabilities or while on the move, as it does not bend (remove from cups and lids, when not in use. Only use straws with cold drinks, to avoid burning your tongue.
Plastic straws cause devastation to ocean wildlife, often because they are just the right size and shape to slip down storm drains and go into the sea (especially those little straws on juice boxes – PIP Organic now make juice boxes with paper straws, if you use them). Most people can use their lips, but others like to use straws, and some people have to do for medical reasons.
Often mistaken for food, plastic straws often cause injuries to creatures in the sea (one penguin was recently found with a perforated stomach, due to a plastic straw). And even if they don’t directly harm marine wildlife, they break down into microplastics, which then get accidentally ingested by wildlife, so cause harm that way. Either don’t use straws, choose a reusable straw or at the least, ask for a paper (not plastic) straw when out and about.