Straws have been one of mankind’s useful innovation. This drinking tool was patented in the year of 1937 by an inventor named Joseph Friedman which was inspired while Joseph was watching his young daughter trying to drink from a tall glass. Lucky for us now, straws helped us along the way in making drinking a more easier experience. However, with so many wildlife aquatic species and animals are being endangered due to the negligence of human beings, straw is one of the Top 8 most garbage found in the ocean according to banthebottle. Some items on this list include plastic bags, paper bags, food wrappers and plastic utensils. Plastic straws contain BisphenoIa (BPA).
BPA is a harmful chemical found in plastics that mimic 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.
With the increasing need for us to save the environment and to reduce the usage of straws, metal straws have been introduced now in an attempt to promote a more environmentally friendly place.
Even recently, all McDonald’s outlets in Malaysia ban plastic straws from 1st August onwards. “Say No to Straws” campaign is being used by this fast-food giant. Plastic straws will no longer be provided unless requested at the counter.
Plus, the government decided to ban the sale of any plastic items and even implemented plastic bags to be charged extra 20 cents if one were to use it. So, Malaysians for sure is no stranger to being a plastic-free place. However, coming back to the topic of straws, do you know why it’s important?
First up, metal straws are recyclable. Stainless steel straws can last for ages if you clean and take care of them properly. Besides, metal straws do not leach with other chemicals that would harm your body. If there’s a chance for anyone to reuse a certain item, I would say why not? It’s a legitimate way of doing your part to be a better citizen to educate our younger generation on saving the environment one step at a time.
Secondly, it’s super easy to clean too. Just rinse it out when you’ve used it or if you want a cleaner straw, wash it properly with detergent or with a teeny brush. Of course, make sure let it dry. It’s simple, effective and clean too! Plus, it’s easy to bring it around anywhere too so you don’t have to worry about travelling as well.
Of course, when you set a trend in bringing in an environmentally friendly item to your drink, people would be more curious in knowing what is it all about and probably would even follow your footsteps as “monkey see, monkey do”. Plus, it looks unique and has an elegant edge to it. These straws make you the centre of attraction everytime you whip out that straw of yours. Making it even better is the fact that you are helping the earth while looking stylish. That looks dope!
If you’re looking to buy a metal straw, you can get yours in Lazada, 11street and many other online places. This is the final straw to convince all of you to invest in stainless steel straws because a small gesture can go a long way for the environment.