Mostly all plastic straw contain BisphenolA (BPA). Be considerate to your health, STOP using plastic straws from now on.
*BPA is a harmful chemical found in plastics that mimics the activity of hormones, most commonly estrogen, which can lead to a number of reproductive disorders and other conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.*
Why should we use stainless steel straw instead of plastic straw?
The process of making plastic products involves the release of toxic chemicals and fumes. These dangerous by-products eventually find their way into the earth’s environment through air, water, and land pollution.
To make matters worse, if plastic straws are improperly disposed, they can make their way into lakes or oceans. There, plastic pollution harms marine wildlife and ecosystems.
When you use reusable straws, the majority of these negative effects can be completely mitigated. Pollution during the manufacturing process will be reduced because you continue to use the same reusable straw for a long time. There also won’t be any risk of plastic pollution, since you aren’t using plastic!
Safe to Use:
Stainless steel straws are the most recommended straw to replace plastic straw. In comparison to bamboo and glass straws, stainless steel straws have a number of advantages. They are significantly more durable than both glass and bamboo straws, and safer as well. Also, stainless steel straws are rustproof, and scratch-proof. You won’t have to worry about your reusable straws rusting or breaking after only a few uses!
Plastic straws are designed to be used only once, and then thrown away. Over time, that has proved to be a disaster for the environment. Stainless steel straws, on the other hand, are easily reusable and highly durable as well. Metal lasts much longer than plastic, and stainless steel straws can last forever if you keep them cleaned and maintained.
Less Waste in Landfills:
The world produces 335 million metric tons of plastic every year. Only a very small percentage of that gets recycled, with the rest either ending up in the ocean, or piling up in landfills.
Plastic can take 1000 years or even more to degrade and decompose. That’s a whole millennium of leaching potentially dangerous pollutants into the Earth!
Single-use plastic straws are particularly contributing hugely to the landfill problem, and one way to reduce plastic straw waste is to use reusable stainless steel straws.
Less Overall Economic Cost:
Plastic straws are single-use items. We use a plastic straw once, throw it away, and then use new one when needed. Consider the number of straws you use in one year. What’s their overall cost? Then, compare that with a single metallic straw that you can use and re-use for years.
Another way to look at this is the cost to the environment and the global healthcare system. Destroying the environment with landfills full of toxic non-biodegradable plastics and plastic-derived chemicals is one thing. But there is also the cost of their negative impact to the environment, air, water, animals, human beings, etc.