Top Gourmet’s Eco Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straws are the future. As well as being fun to drink from, they won’t go soggy or crumple like a paper straw. They’re easy to clean, coming with a handy brush. And when you whip one of these out it sends a powerful message to businesses who refuse to eliminate plastic straws.
According to reports in the press, plastic pollution has doubled in the past 20 years and not even 10% of our plastic is recycled. Single-use straws contribute to the pollution crisis. Figures for the number of plastic straws thrown away vary; the non-profit organisation Plastic Ocean suggest 550 million in the UK and US every day, and DEFRA estimated 8.5 billion a year in the UK alone. And it’s not just the numbers; we’ve all seen the heart-breaking pictures in David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and Greenpeace’s “don’t suck the life from our oceans” campaign launched in Summer 2018. Straws like these are a big first step on a journey towards reducing single-use plastic.