Why We Love Reusable Bamboo Straws
We all know that plastic is bad for the environment, and many companies and homes are taking the initiative to remove as much plastic waste as possible. While it's inevitable in some products, others — such as straws — are totally avoidable. However, if you like your straws simply because they're convenient or you have sensitive teeth and it helps, there's good news. You don't have to cut them out altogether. Just try out our Reusable Bamboo Straws! There are many reasons to love them, but here are our top 9!
1. They're Sustainable
Reusable Bamboo Straws are a sustainable option that won't hurt the planet or contribute to landfills. Instead of throwing them out, you simply rewash them and use over and over. Additionally, Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, and cutting it down to use for straws and other products doesn't hinder its growth at all, since it regrows from its own roots. There's also no need for the use of pesticides and fertilizers, so it's 100% Natural & Plastic Free.
2. They Last Years - Bamboo Tough
If cared for properly they can last up to several years. This means washing and drying them properly and taking care to store them so they don't get damaged.
That means a box of 100 can potentially last you through the next decade or two — how's that for longevity?
3. Reusable Bamboo Straws Are Easy to Clean
Reusable Bamboo Straws are easy to clean. You simply run them through some soapy water or use a plant-based cleaner to remove all traces of beverage from the tube. Then you set them out to dry and simply reuse them again, talk about simple! Plus — as an added bonus, you can even toss them in the dishwasher.
4. 100% Biodegradable Natural Straws
While they can last for years, when they do finally need replacing, you don't have to toss the straw in the trash. Rather, put them in your compost heap, because they easily break down. If you don't have a compost heap, then you can bury the straw in your yard. During the process of breaking down, they won't harm the plants or wildlife around them. They're truly environmentally friendly!
5. Contributes to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle
Because they're made of natural materials and not plastic, and because they can be added to a compost heap or buried, they absolutely contribute to the zero-waste lifestyle. This is a relatively new approach to minimizing waste, if not cutting it out entirely. The idea is to reduce the amount sent to landfills by adopting an eco-friendly and sustainable approach to the products you buy.
If you're looking for a way to eliminate trash, and you love your straws — this is a good place to start.
6. Bamboo Beats Out Metal Straws
Some people often compare metal straws to Bamboo Straws, and while metal is certainly better than plastic, it doesn't top Bamboo. At the end of its life, which would be when it's damaged, you still have to throw metal straws in the trash or, if you're lucky, you can send it to a recycling center. However, this isn't the case with Bamboo. They're made of natural materials, which means you can put them right back where they started — in nature.
7. They're Aesthetic
Add a Bamboo Straw to a glass or a jar, and you'll immediately notice how much better it looks than its plastic counterpart. They photograph well, too, so if you're taking pictures for a sustainable or eco-friendly blog — or just your social media page — you'll want these to add even more allure.
8. They're Antibacterial
It's not uncommon to worry about mold and mildew when it comes to plant-based materials, but with bamboo straws, you have nothing to worry about. They're naturally resistant to bacteria, as well as mold and mildew!
9. Travel Friendly
If you want to avoid using plastic straws, carry a Bamboo Straw with you wherever you go. They're easy to transport, so they make a wonderful travel companion. If you go on vacation, take a few with you for you and the family. Who knows, you might even spark a conversation with someone who sees them and convert them to the eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle, if only in one aspect.
These are just a few of the reasons why we love our sustainable straws. At Seek Bamboo we offer other Wheat Straws and Grass Straws too! We're confident that when you try them for yourself, you'll inevitably find your own reasons why you simply can no longer live without them.