It’s 2020 and that means plastic straws are a big no-no. The good for the environment ban has encouraged parents to become more creative and that means eco-friendly straws are a must. Whether your kiddo prefers using this beverage accessory at home or in a restaurant, keep reading to see some great plastic straw alternatives that are easy on the pocketbook and the environment.
As the name implies, Hay! Straws are made from natural wheat stems and are 100 percent biodegradable. Unlike paper straws, they never get soggy, are minimally processed and non-GMO.
Biodegradable Paper Straws
While a paper version won't last all day, these colorful biodegradable paper straws are more friendly for the earth than their plastic counterparts. Made with BPA-free paper and food-safe ink, they are a fun alternative.
Leftover sugarcane fibers form the basis for anti-plastic Sugarcane Straws. The certified compostable product is 100 percent derived from plants, is reusable and doesn't give off any flavor.
Before you get nervous, these glass straws are actually shatterproof! The durable and safe plastic alternative can be tossed into to the dishwasher, is free from toxins and a great eco-friendly option.
These stainless steel straws come with a pouch making them easy to tote around when you’re away from home. They also feature a silicone tip which makes them softer and more kid-friendly for those little ones that tend to chew on their straws.
Pasta, it's not just for dinner! Noodle Straws are organic, biodegradable and even edible. Dinner time just got interesting!
Reusable Plastic Straws
While these straws are made of plastic, they are reusable, dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Plus they come in colorful patterns that kids will love.
Bamboo is a sustainable resource and it makes for some great, kid-friendly reusable straws.
You’re already toting enough kid gear around, never mind adding a pack of reusable straws. These clever stainless steel straws fold down and fit into a tiny travel holder so that you don’t have to add much more to that already bulging bag.
These 100 percent non-stick silicone straws are dishwasher-safe and come with a free cleaning brush. They also work well with hot drinks if your kids like to sip their hot cocoa through a straw.
—Shahrzad Warkentin & Karly Wood
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