The Earth is dying. This fact is hidden from no one anymore. A better and clearer way to say it is that the Earth is being slowly and torturously choked by the plastic that is being consumed and then left to rot by the humans. All of us know that plastic is dangerous for our environment. It is, in a way, killing us. Nature is figuratively and literally grasping at straws, pleading humans to save it. Most of us want to save the environment but we do not know the alternatives for all this plastic that we are consuming so rapidly. And this brings to light an important product that most of us use almost every day without even realizing the harm it’s been causing the whole while – Plastic Straws.
It is the most common use of plastic these days. Billions of plastic straws are used every day and then discarded away carelessly and thoughtlessly. Well, to counter this tremendous waste being generated, there is now a solution for us to try – straws made from one of the green industry’s favorite products, bamboo.
Bamboo straws are actually whole pieces of young bamboo cut into various shapes and sizes according to the needs of the users. They have a fun and quirky appearance, giving you a sense of novelty while drinking the drink of your choice in style and panache. Here are a few reasons why you should replace your plastic straws with the bamboo straws immediately.
- Healthier alternative
When you drink hot beverages from plastic straws, the toxins leach from the plastic, entering your body, and disrupting your hormones. They are famous for causing health problems like obesity, early-onset puberty, and sometimes even cancer. A bamboo straw, on the other hand, is free from any such chemicals, eliminating the potential for ingesting any toxin. Bamboo will act like a natural filter making your drink taste plastic-free. You can easily drink any hot or cold beverage whenever you like, without having to think twice about the damage to your health (unless the damage is being caused by the drink directly, that is).
- Environmentally friendly
Plastic and acrylic drinking straws are trashing the environment every day, the vast majority of which can’t be recycled. Instead, they end up being thrown into the landfills, or worse, the ocean. Plastic straws are one of the top 5 items found in the coastal clean-ups worldwide, harming marine life. Bamboo straws, on the other hand, are biodegradable and a safe and reusable alternative to plastic straws any day. They are also cheaper than their steel counterparts.
- Fun and Decorative
Apart from being non-toxic, bamboo straws have a style quotient attached to them. To alleviate the damage to the environment, more and more people are using bamboo straws in their cocktail parties, kids’ summer parties, and even for homemade beverages like hot chocolate. Bamboo straws are the new alternative to spice up your Instagram with your unique and sustainable style. They could also be used for decorative purposes, finding use in the do-it-yourself craft items.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab yourselves a bamboo straw and do your little bit for your Earth.
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