In the battle against using wasteful plastic, I became introduced to theotherstraw and its sustainable products. It’s a no-brainer that reusable straws are much better than disposable plastic straws, but I had wondered a few things about switching away from plastic straws. 1) How do you keep them clean (enough) and 2) what would they be made of especially if I may use them in a hot beverage. Can it be safe to use long term?
theotherstraw is my new favorite for a few reasons. Keeping it clean is easy with the included eco-friendly cleaning brush made from 100% natural coconut fiber. The straws can be washed in the dishwasher and reused hundreds of times, however hand-washing them in warm water is best for longevity.
The straws are made from organic bamboo in Vietnam and come with a sustainable sip bag for clean storage. Why bamboo? Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, it absorbs greenhouse gasses and absorbs carbon dioxide and releases up to 35% more oxygen than trees to name a few of its many benefits.
However, theotherstraw does not only provide bamboo straws, but they also offer bamboo cutlery and toothbrushes. As well, they also took care of coconut shell waste and create coconut bowls! These very durable real coconut bowls help reduce more environmental waste as billions of coconuts are harvested every year, and most of their shells are either burned as waste or sent to landfill.
50% of theotherstraw profits go towards supporting projects that protect the world’s oceans and marine life. Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in our oceans and killing marine life. Your purchase makes a different in more ways than one. Shop theotherstraw!