Although we try to be mindful of sustainability when it comes to food — from the products we purchase to the vessels they are stored in — certain things are harder to regulate than others, especially when we're eating out. Single use plastic straws are everywhere, with a reported 57 million discarded daily in Canada. But, over the past few months, major food corporations, trendy restaurant groups, and even cities have all joined the anti-plastic straw movement. And just last week, the Canadian government announced it would ban single-use plastic, such as straws, by 2021.
Cities like Malibu and countries like Taiwan have also issued widespread plastic bans. In addition to legal support, there are plenty of alternative straw companies continuing to pop up in an effort to eliminate unnecessary waste from our cups.
These non-plastic options are serving the earth with style — the chic straws range from reusable stainless steel, glass, and bamboo, to compostable patterned paper. Ahead we rounded up replacements that not only look good, but ones that we can feel good about buying. So pick out your pack and join the movement to make plastic sips a thing of the past.
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