I'm not a fan of straws, but those who are seem to have a hard time letting go of the habit. So, here are three options that'll let you abandon your disposable straw habit and embrace reusability:
Always wanted to sip hot chocolate — or hot coffee — through a straw? GlassDharma’s glass straws work for both hot and cold drinks! Handmade in the U.S, GlassDharma straws are both dishwasher and microwave safe and come with a lifetime guarantee for repair or replacement. Pick from a plain straight straw or a straw with a bend; more colorful straws called “Decorative Dots” are also available.
Reusable Bamboo Party Straws. These fair trade are made in Laos and are certainly unique-looking. The major downside to these straws is the cleaning process, which seems cumbersome: “cover them in water with vinegar, boil them for 20 minutes then lay to dry.
Stainless steel straws. These steely straws look kinda cold to me, but at least they'll match your stainless steel flask or cocktail shaker! Plus, stainless steel's easily recyclable.
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