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by Jen Biederman on 03/10/2009
Reusable Straws - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
Did you leave us with the short straw?
Fine by us, as long as it's reusable. Glass and stainless steel drinking straws add garbage-free class to your glass, even if you get stuck sucking down a cuppa SunnyD.
- Fewer fistfuls of trash. Most disposable straws are made from polypropylene (so you may be able to recycle them), but remember: plastic never fully breaks down, so generally just try to avoid it.
- Shorter bills; not-so-short lifetimes. At about $5 per box of 50, straws aren't superexpensive, but reusable options will pretty much last forever.
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Reusable straws are a great idea, but if you do still buy the plastic variety you can always wash and reuse them as well. My family has this really cool old school straw dispenser that I just love; I wonder if the reusable straws would fit in it, because I refuse to give it up! ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.