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...More about Straws, Eco Friendly, Mashable Shopping, Reusable, and Consumer Tech
BEST LIGHTWEIGHT STRAWReusable Silicone Travel Straw
A lightweight and portable silicone straw in cute colors, with a clip-on carrying case.
THE OG METAL REUSABLE STRAWThe FinalStraw
The stainless steel straw that inspired many knockoffs, it folds up into a carrying case and comes with a cleaning brush.
THE BEST SILICONE-METAL HYBRIDKlean Kanteen Straw Set
A stainless steel straw with a silicone tip from the company that makes your favorite water bottle.
BEST FOR AVOIDING TEETH STAINSThe 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.
BEST FOR KIDSThe GoSili Reusable Straw Family Pack
Silicone straws of varying lengths, perfect for a kid’s cup, in fun colors.
THE MOST MODULAR OPTIONThe 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.