Companies are Starting to Ban the Use of Plastic Straws
Among the companies pledging to ban, or greatly limit, distribution of plastic straws: American Airlines, Aramark, Disney, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott International, Royal Caribbean and Starbucks. Some of the brands plan to phase out plastic straws gradually.
Hilton also reveals its new goal to double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030, with the help of science-based targets.
Here’s an alarming fact – it takes nearly 200 years for a single straw to break down.
StrawSteam Is the world's first reusable straw-cleaning machine. It cleans and sterilizes up to 200 reusable straws in minutes.
Other alternatives, such as corn or pasta straws, are more biodegradable, but they also cost 2 to 5 times more than plastic straws. And these straws are still disposable, so they are a half step in the right direction at twice the price!
The clear winner is the reusable straw. They are elegant, sustainable, and yes, less expensive because they are reusable!
Reusable Sustainable Straws
Drinking out of a reusable, sustainable straw make guests feel like they are royalty.
It taps into the social consciousness of the consumer, it makes them feel good that they are doing their part to help stem the steady flow of plastics into our oceans.
StrawSteam can clean and sterilize all types of reusable drinking straws, stainless steel, glass, acrylic, or other material.
The bottom line: Cutting down on disposable straw waste saves the environment and saves you money from disposable straw expenditures.