3 Reasons you have to use Bamboo Straws
Plastic remains on our planet for a lifetime. If you used one plastic straw per day for a decade, you would be throwing 3,650 separate pieces of plastic into a landfill! The vast majority of plastic straws cannot be recycled, and instead end up in landfills, or worse in the ocean. Plastic straws are harmful to marine life, and have been one of the top 5 items found in coastal clean-ups worldwide.
2. They’re better for your health
Plastic straws can leach harmful chemicals into your body, like the infamous BPA, which can cause health problems like obesity, early on-set puberty, and even cancer. These toxins are especially prone to contaminating hot drinks, since the plastic becomes heated. Furthermore, re-using plastic straws is not safe and can lead to build-up of harmful bacteria and germs.
Bamboo straws, on the other hand, are 100% natural, chemical-free, washable, and reusable. They can be used safely in both hot and cold beverages.
3. They’re photogenic
With concern for the environment growing worldwide, plastic is out and eco-friendly materials like bamboo are in. What better way to spice up your Instagram feed than to show off your stylish (and sustainable!) bamboo straw?
As we continue to wait on large corporations to act on banning and removing single-use plastic packaging such as straws, we as consumers can start playing our part today. Plastic straws are a complete disaster, one that serves us only by way of convenience. According to a recent study, it is estimated that roughly 8.3 billion plastic straws are currently polluting our beaches along with the 8 million tones of plastic that flow into the ocean every year. Our Zero Waste Bali bamboo straws are: