I’ve been my coffee through a straw for as long as I’ve been drinking coffee. And I’ve been my soda 🥤 through a straw for as long as I’ve been drinking soda🥤(approx. 29 years and 42 years respectively, but whose counting?!?!)
And while I completely understand and appreciate that plastic straws are the 11th most found ocean 🌊 trash.
And that it takes up to 200 years for plastic straws to not only decompose, but also that they can not be recycled in most places.
And each year 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine species die from ingesting plastic.
And that over 500 million is the number of straws used by Canadians and Americans daily — enough straws to circle ⭕️ the Earth 🌎 2.5x !
So I’ve decided to do my part.
👉 NO. MORE. STRAWS. 👎
Instead I’ve gone ahead and purchased this stylish and very cool straw kit from @coupledots
The set includes 4 reusable straight stainless metal drinking straws, (including 2 specially designed straws for thicker smoothies), 2 wooden tube carrying cases, 4 silicon coloured tips (especially needed when drinking hot beverages), 2 internal cleaning brushes and a sweet drawstring carrying case.
This isn’t new technology but I’m personally hoping the trend for carrying our own straws takes off, and we all start sporting our own stainless straws.
Not likely ...but that’s ok.
I’m hardly a die-hard, staunch, environmentalist, but I do believe we all need to help make a difference. I feel especially compelled to take action as a Mama, with some personal sense of responsibility re: the state our planet is in, being given to our children.
So ... I’ll continue to be the one carrying my own stainless mug and now will add to my carrying collection my wooden tube and stainless straw !
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