Plastics are the major problems that our environment is facing today. Plastics cause a lot of pollution in air, land, and water. Plastics have been one of the sources of the destruction of our mother nature. From its point of manufacture to the point of consumption to the point of disposal, plastics cause intensive harm to the environment. As such, one of the main contributors of plastics is the plastic straw. Studies show that plastic straws account to more than half percent of the entire plastic pollution in the environment globally. Thus, we must do something to stop plastic from totally destroying our nature. One small step that we can do is to avoid and stop using plastic straws. There are a lot of alternatives of plastic straws that we can use to help save our environment.
Bamboo straw is one of the most used alternatives for plastic straws. These plastic straws are reusable, lightweight and do not contain any form of chemicals. It is pure natural so you can guarantee that it won’t harm our environment. Also, bamboo straws are directly made from stalks and you can easily wash them.
Another good alternative for plastic straw is paper straw. Today, thee are some restaurants and other food establishment that started to use paper straws instead of plastic straws. my favorite paper straws usually come in different styles and colors.
Steel Straws are also easy to clean and durable. One of the advantages of using metal or steel straws is its portability. You can carry them around in your bag without worrying about stains.
Glass straws are also an effective alternative for plastic straws. People have been promoting this type of straws to promote awareness about the harmful effects of plastics in our environment.