Updated: Apr 16
Plastic straws are one of the factors causing serious environmental pollution. It takes 100 - 500 years for a plastic straw to decompose, while the amount of plastic waste keeps increasing each year.
Plastic straws mixed into the soil alter the soil properties, hindering plants' growth, leading to degradation of the ecosystem. Plastic straws, if thrown into drains, ponds, will clog the flow, cause flooding in the rainy season and create favorable conditions for pathogenic organisms to multiply.
When discharged into the ocean, plastic straws will pollute the water source and destroy marine animals' habitat. If plastic straws are burned, toxic gases such as dioxins and furans will be generated, polluting the air environment and posing a direct threat to human health.
There are many types of environmentally friendly straws currently on the market such as grass straws, bamboo straws, glass straws, and stainless-steel straws, etc. These straws are reusable several times, so that helps decrease the amount of waste to the environment.
These straws also have good heat resistance, safety for health, and eye-catching shapes. Let’s find out which straw is the best with QA Bamboo.
These straws currently handmade, so it cannot be produced in large quantities.
They are quite fragile.
These products have a grassy odor and a slightly bitter taste. It alters the smell and taste of the beverage. Color is limited to the natural green of the grass.
You cannot customize on the grass straws, so it isn't easy to PR and marketing.
Environmentally friendly because it can be used for a long time
Made of sturdy, durable steel
Easy to maintain
Not suitable for hot drinks like hot tea, hot milk
With glass straws you can really *SEE* the clean. You don’t have to wonder if there’s any residue hiding in the straw.
There is no taste imparted with glass straws.
Easy to break
Little issue with hot and cold drinks
Easy, convenient and disposable
But if you leave it in a drink, it’ll break down easily or get soggy
Eco-friendly because it made from the most sustainable plants on earth
Reusable a lot of times
Bamboo is strong and durable
Bamboo straws definitely impart a tropical taste to your drinks
It’s suitable for hot and cold drinks
Cheap price because QA Bamboo has an abundant source of natural materials. We have modern machinery and skilled workers that can achieve a mass production output of 15 million bamboo straws/month.
These are by far the most difficult straws to clean
So, what is the best alternative straw for a plastic straw? All types of reusable straws mentioned in this article are great in their own right. And just having a reusable straw is much better than having a single-use plastic straw! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.