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The best reusable straws for your ecofriendly adventures

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Ever since that video of a plastic straw up a sea turtle’s nose went viral, there has been a demand for reusable straws. Some companies have agreed to either phase out or entirely get rid of plastic straws in response to the demand. And some restaurants have resorted to using paper straws, bamboo straws, or even bucatini pasta [a noodle with a wide hole in it] to substitute for plastic straws. The call to ban plastic straws is part of a greater conversation about single-use plastics: that coffee cup you get from a store that comes with a plastic lid and sleeve is usually not recyclable. All that trash ends up in a landfill, and unfortunately, can also land in our oceans.  Read more...

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BEST LIGHTWEIGHT STRAW

Reusable Silicone Travel Straw

A lightweight and portable silicone straw in cute colors, with a clip-on carrying case.

  • Price: $5 for one straw
  • Measurements: 9.5 inches long straw, 2 inch wide case
  • Material: Silicone
  • Accessories: Carrying case made of plastic
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
$5 from Urban Outfitters

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THE OG METAL REUSABLE STRAW

The FinalStraw

The stainless steel straw that inspired many knockoffs, it folds up into a carrying case and comes with a cleaning brush.

  • Price: $24.95 for one straw
  • Measurements: 23 cm long straw, 2 inch wide case
  • Material: Rust-proof stainless steel with a silicone inner tube
  • Accessories: Carrying case made of recycled plastic and metal brush
  • Dishwasher safe: No
$24.95 from Amazon

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THE BEST SILICONE-METAL HYBRID

Klean Kanteen Straw Set

A stainless steel straw with a silicone tip from the company that makes your favorite water bottle.

  • Price: $19.95 for a pack of 4
  • Measurements: 8.9" long straw, .385" wide
  • Material: Rust-proof stainless steel with a silicone inner tube
  • Accessories: A brush made with stainless steel and palm bristle fibers
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
$19.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR AVOIDING TEETH STAINS

The Koffie Straw

A skinny straw that delivers liquid past your teeth into your mouth, so they won’t be stained by coffee or red wine.

  • Price: $6.50 for one straw
  • Measurements: 7" long straw
  • Material: 100% silicone
  • Accessories: No
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
$12.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR KIDS

The GoSili Reusable Straw Family Pack

Silicone straws of varying lengths, perfect for a kid’s cup, in fun colors.

  • Price: $7 for a six pack
  • Measurements: 5 1/2", 6 1/2" and 8" in length with an opening of .5cm
  • Material: 100% silicone
  • Accessories: None
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
$7 from GoSili

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THE MOST MODULAR OPTION

The Harlov 3 Way Straw

A steel and silicone straw that comes in two pieces, so you can have two mini straws or connect them to make one longer one.

  • Price: $12.70 for one straw
  • Measurements: 9-inch long straws
  • Material: Thick, borosilicate glass
  • Accessories: A cleaning brush
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
$14.97 from Amazon

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