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Our reusable drinking straws are a sustainable alternative to single use plastic. We have several types of straws available in a variety of materials including BPA dishwasher safe stainless steel, biodegradable bamboo, dishwasher safe glass and soft BPA free silicone. No more plastic straws - ever!
Types of Reusable Straws
There are many types of reusable straws and it can be hard to decide which type is best for you. This post will cover the different types available and what they offer
Stainless Steel Straw: These straws are durable, easy to clean, and come in a variety of styles such as bent or straight. They also don't impart any flavours into your drink like plastic or silicone does. The downside is that these straws feel cold when drinking from them because metal retains temperature. Its not recommended to use stainless steel straws when consuming hot liquids as it may cause burns.
Our range of stainless steel straws contains straws that are made of food-grade stainless steel, which is BPA free, dishwasher safe and can be reused indefinitely. One stainless steel reusable straw can replace hundreds of single use plastic straws.
Silicone Straw: It's not a surprise that more and more Australian states are banning the use of single-use products such as plastic straws and cutlery. The environmental impact of all plastic straws has been staggering, and now we have a way to replace them with something better. Enter the silicone straw! These are durable, easy-to-clean, and dishwasher safe! They also come in fun colours so they'll look great in your drink.
Our range of silicone straws contains straws made from FDA approved premium food grade silicone with 9.5mm diameter. These straws are dishwasher safe, non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals.
Bamboo Straws: Bamboo straws are a great alternative to plastic. They can be used for years and will never wear out, unlike single-use straws that you have to throw away every day! There is so much waste from the millions of people who drink their drinks with plastic straws every day. It's good for the environment and your wallet to switch over to reusable glass straws!
Our range of bamboo straws contains straws that are non toxic and free from harmful chemicals which can be found in plastic straws. Our bamboo straw packs come with a bonus cleaning brush. As bamboo is a naturally derived product the diameter of the straws may vary slightly.
Glass Straws: Bamboo straws are a great eco-friendly alternative to plastic ones, but what about glass? Glass straws are not only reusable for years on end, they are also dishwasher safe. They can even be used in hot drinks without fear of cracking or breaking! If you are looking for glass straws, long glass straws, smoothie straws, reusable silicone straws, you are sure to find something in our diverse range! Our eco shop houses some of the best sustainable straw sets by brands such as Ever Eco, Cheeki, Earth's Tribe, to name a few. From glass to silicone, long or short- we've got what you need.
Our range of glass straws contains straws made from durable borosilicate glass, are dishwasher safe, 10mm diameter that suits virtually all drinks. These straws are suitable to use with cold and warm drinks and the packs include a cleaning brush.
Best Metal Straw Brands in Australia
Cheeki Straws: Cheeki Straws are by far my favourite brand because they're not only eco-friendly but also the most durable straws I've ever used! I can't even tell you how many times people have asked me if these straws are indestructible because they last so long. The best part is that Cheeki Straws come in so many fun colours, packs and styles!
Ever Eco Straws: Ever Eco straws are an awesome alternative to wasteful plastic straw. Made out of stainless steel and silicone, these reusable straws can last a lifetime! They're eco-friendly and even come with a cute carrying case so you'll never lose them again!
Activated Eco Straws: These straws can handle whatever drink you throw at them - from smoothies to coffee drinks - without breaking or fraying over time.
Smoothie Straws for Tumblers and Bubble Tea
Smoothie straws are a fun way to take your favourite drink with you on the go. Whether it be Bubble Tea, milkshakes, or even just regular smoothies these can be used anywhere! If you are looking for smoothie straw for your bubble tea or smoothie tumbler, Ever Eco has just added smoothie straws to their range.
Switching to reusable straws is a simple yet effective way to reduce your plastic consumption. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but also safe and toxin-free! A few common straw materials include stainless steel, glass, and silicone- each allowing for different styles depending on your preference. Bamboo can be an excellent choice if you want something lightweight.
What is the difference between disposable and reusable?
Disposable products are made for single use. This ease of use ends up creating mountains of waste on land and oceans.
Reusables are the ones that are produced with quality material that is made to last. These can be cleaned and used many, many, many times.
Disposable straws end up in landfills, choking and killing animals who end up eating them. On the other hand, reusable straws help regenerate the earth by not adding to landfill waste.
Best reusable straws for toddlers
Silicone drinking straws are the best straw option for little tots. They are made from a soft material. Others like glass and stainless steel can be hard on kids' gums.
These bendy straws are made from food-safe materials and do not leach chemicals like BPA inside drinks. They also have a wider diameter to allow easy passage of thick formulas and smoothies.
If you are making a transition from bottle to cup, these are a good beginning point.
How to get the metal taste out of stainless-steel reusable straws?
It is best to clean your new stainless steel straws before first use thoroughly.
- A mixture of warm soapy water paired with a straw cleaning brush should get the job done.
- If the metallic taste or smell persists, use a solution of baking soda, vinegar, and warm water.
- Submerge the straw in the solution for fifteen to twenty minutes.
- Run the straw brush up and down along the length of the straw.
- Wash with plain water to finish.
How to clean the bend in metal straw?
Bendy straws are easy to clean. All it takes is a good cleaning brush! Follow the steps to clean metal straws with a bend-
- Submerge the straw in hot water for ten minutes.
- Either use a solution of water and vinegar or warm soapy water.
- Run your coconut husk cleaning brush inside the straw.
- Pour hot water on the straw, and you're done!
Vinegar is the perfect eco-cleaner. A mixture of baking soda, vinegar and hot water will eliminate stains and odours from your long and short straws.
What is better, silicone or metal straws?
Stainless steel straws and silicone straws are great alternatives to plastic straws. With the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills, oceans, and waterways each year, it's essential to try to reduce your carbon footprint. Metal and silicone options will help you do just that! They're reusable, which means less waste going into our ecosystem and being better for your wallet!
- Stainless steel is a durable material that lasts long. Silicone straws can experience accidental cuts when placed with sharp objects.
- If you're looking for something lightweight or want colours, silicone is the choice for you! Reusable bubble tea straws that are made from metal are available in limited shades of rose gold, silver and black.
- Silicone-made straws are travel friendly. These foldable straws won't take much space in your handbags and totes.
In addition to being eco-friendly, a reusable straw is an excellent choice when it comes time for gift giving. It can be used all around the year, no matter if you need it for your hot Americans or cappuccinos in cold months or as an ice breaker on those sweltering summer days.
Which Straw Types are Dishwasher Safe?
When you're drinking your smoothie or iced coffee, do you ever wonder if the straw is dishwasher safe? Straws made from stainless steel, silicone, and glass are dishwasher safe. Bamboo straws on the other hand are recommended for handwashing.
What is the Purpose of Bendy Straws?
With an invention colloquially known as the "soda straw," people who can't sit up at a counter and bend their heads just so to drink from one were now able to enjoy this convenience.
Benefits of Short Metal Straws
- Stainless steel straws are made from high-quality 304 stainless steel (the same that is used in the food industry). Metal straws made from 304 stainless steel use 18/8 grade, which means that it is non-toxic and will not leach into your drinks.
- The short metal straws are great for everyday use. They are portable and easy to clean. Great mocktails, cocktails, and more!
- The short metal straws have been designed for use in a cold drink. It will not scratch glassware and it can be cleaned easily using warm soapy water or by putting it in your dishwasher.
Are Custom Branded Metal Straws Good Ideas for Brand Promotion?
Eco friendly straws are a hot trend in the restaurant industry. Some restaurants have been using metal straws for years, but now they're becoming more popular because they are reusable, cause less waste, and are sustainable. When personalising we use high-quality food grade stainless steel, which is durable and eco-friendly. Custom metal straws can be made to fit any branding needs, making them a great promotional item!