We’re in the middle of a straw crisis. Plastic straws are cheap, colorful, accessible, and ubiquitous, but they’re one of the many “single-use” plastics currently plaguing our environment, ending up in landfills, littering oceans, and taking hundreds of years to decompose. U.S. cities like Washington, D.C. and Seattle — as well as the entire state of California — have banned the use of single-use plastic straws. And, as with plastic bag bans, consumers and industries alike are trying to find alternatives.
In part due to increased public consciousness, there are now tons of convenient, stylish, unique, and far greener alternatives to plastic straws available. From reusable options that can last you a lifetime to disposable straws that will biodegrade naturally, these plastic-alternative straws will keep you hydrated in high fashion.