Skip the plastic straws

Metal straws

Say no to plastic straws! If you use straws regularly, it may be worth thinking about purchasing reusable straws

500,000,000 straws are used daily around the world.



  • Metal, glass and bamboo straws are reusable, helping reduce single-use plastic
  • Glass straws are heat resistant, and can be used in hot or cold beverages
  • Easy to carry


  • Upfront cost
  • Requires cleaning and care
  • Not necessarily suitable for disabled individuals or young children
  • – The environmental footprint of making a metals straw is higher than a disposable one, so it needs to be used multiple times to start reducing it's footprint

Making a difference

In 2018, Seattle became one of the first major cities to implement a ban on plastic straws and utensils.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Claire McCluskey