On the long list of things we should be doing to be more eco-friendly, switching over to reusable straws is one of the easiest. (Come on, people, it’s 2020—plastic is so last millennium.) To make it even more foolproof, we’ve rounded up six of the best reusable straws you can buy right now. Happy sipping.
The 6 Best Reusable Straws, from Silicone to Glass
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1. Hummingbird Glass Straws (pack Of 4)
We know what you’re thinking: Won’t a glass straw break really easily? But these are made from shatter-resistant borosilicate glass, so they’re durable and safe to drink from. In fact, it’s the same stuff used to make those nearly indestructible Pyrex bowls that you drop on the floor at least once a week. They can be used to sip hot or cold drinks and come with an easy-to-use cleaning brush.
2. Flyby Collapsible Metal Straw
One of our main gripes with reusable straws? They’re good for home and work, but not so great for unexpected Starbucks stops. Enter Flyby’s collapsible straw, which folds into a handy carrying case for maximum portability. The straw itself is made from food-grade stainless steel that’s temperature regulated, so you can enjoy any cold or hot drink.
3. Eco At Heart Stainless Steel Metal Drinking Straws (pack Of 5)
OK, don’t take our word for it. Listen to the 170 five-star reviews on Amazon. They come with a handy cleaning brush, but you can also toss these babies into the dishwasher, making for the easiest cleanup possible.
4. Kitchen Up Silicone Straws (pack Of 8)
Here’s what one reviewer had to say about these silicone straws: “The straws are great for smoothies, since they’re wide. They are very easy to wash and I love that they’re good for the environment. The case is helpful for keeping the straws and cleaners in one place. Having different colors of straws is helpful so multiple people know which drink is their drink.” Good enough for us. *Adds to cart*
5. Buluh Organic Bamboo Straws (pack Of 8)
Bamboo straws? Very cool. These are reusable, biodegradable, sustainable, BPA-free and vegan. Each eight-inch wooden straw is handcrafted in Bali and made from a single stem of bamboo, meaning no two are exactly the same.
6. Cupture Plastic Color Striped Straws (pack Of 12)
Yes, these are plastic, but they’re also reusable. Made from strong 100 percent nontoxic, BPA-free materials, these colorful straws are ten inches long and have a ring near one end to prevent slipping out of lids. They’re also dishwasher-safe and easy to trim (to fit your favorite cup or mug), and they have 426 five-star reviews on Amazon.