The Era of Plastic is Ending, So Say Hello to Stainless Steel Straws!

04.07.18 - BY Nona Raybern

From the Industrial Revolution to technological advancement, the world wants to make life more easy and more convenient. But what about more sustainable? Whether you believe in global warming or climate change, most assuredly we can say that human beings create a lot of stuff, thereby creating a lot of waste. So what’s an average person to do in the face of so much throwaway culture? Stainless Steel Straws? Is that the answer?

Okay, so using stainless steel straws isn’t the answer to fixing our waste problem. But we here at RSVP International sure believe that it’s a step in the right direction!

DId you know that in just one day, over 500 million straws are used in the united states?

Yep, you definitely read that right. 500 million! The average person uses 38,000 or more plastic straws between the ages of 5 and 65 in their lifetime. From juice boxes, to smoothies, to sodas, to cocktails, we use straws in almost all kinds of beverages we consume.

All that plastic has to end up somewhere and it usually ends up in landfills and the ocean. An estimated 100,000 marine mammals, as well as sea turtles, birds, and fish, die from plastic debris each year. The amount of plastic in the oceans can cover almost 500 million square miles. And these numbers aren’t petering out…most experts agree that if we don’t do something about it, it will continue to grow exponentially (if you haven’t yet, read up on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch).

 

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From just one trip to the beach, members of Sea Turtle Conservancy found this handful of straws.

but what can i do about that? plastic is everywhere!

Hey! We have a really simple solution and it’s one that we’ve been practicing for a few years now. The Endurance® Stainless Steel Straw line is one that we’re incredibly proud of, not just because of their functionality and practicality, but because of the durable and sustainable material they’re made of. Each straw is made of 18/8 stainless steel and goes through a triple hydro polishing process before they even make it to your drink (no chemical processing and no residue!). They’re dishwasher safe and reusable. We carry three different kinds for any type of drink you might want; the bent straw for lighter, everyday drinks, the frozen drink straw for smoothies or milkshakes, and the spoon-straw for floats and desserts!

Sure, there are other kinds of eco-friendly straws out there. Paper straws are cute and degrade faster than plastic, but that’s still a ton of waste produced and adds to throwaway culture. Reusable plastic straws are out there, but they don’t last as long as stainless steel and that’s still more plastic that’s created and consumed. Plus, they’re not as shiny or eye-catching!

So take the plunge with us and try out our Stainless steel straws! They’re an easy, eco-friendly, and attractive alternative to plastic straws and each straw you use can save thousands from reaching landfills and oceans! It’s a durable way to take your first step into taking care of this little earth we all live on.

 

RSVP International’s Endurance Stainless Steel Straws are meant for use by those ages 18 and up. Please use responsibly and don’t drink and run.