The 5 Best Reusable Straws

By Andrea Cannon on 1 March 2017 0 comments

Most people associate reusable straws with saving money. After all, wouldn't it be nice to keep using the same straws and stop wasting money throwing them away after each use? What many people don't realize is that using reusable straws can actually be healthier as well, especially when you use them with hot drinks.

Many people (myself included) use straws for everything, including coffee, because it can help prevent teeth stains and cavities, make cold drinks more enjoyable, and can even help you feel an alcohol buzz faster. However, coffee and other hot drinks can break down disposable plastic straws and lead to health issues.

Plastic disposable straws contain dangerous chemicals in the straw coloring, as well as BPA, which has been linked to a range of diseases. They are also not biodegradable, so they can leach toxic chemicals into the earth.

What Is a Reusable Straw?

Reusable straws come in all colors and various materials, such as glass, stainless steel, and silicone. They can be cleaned and used again and again, saving you money.

Did you know that Americans use over 500 million plastic straws per day? That's a huge number of wasted plastic items on our beaches. By switching to a reusable straw, you can help keep about 38,000 disposable straws out of the environment and help reduce pollution.

Top 5 Reusable Straws

SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

The SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws are stain-free, rustproof, and scratch-proof. The set of four high-end straws is made of durable stainless steel, so there's no metallic aftertaste. The high-quality shiny straws are sturdy enough to last for years of continued daily use. They are dishwasher-safe and include a free flexible cleaning brush. They are an Amazon best-seller and have more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $6.88 on Amazon

Bubba Big Straw Reusable Straws

The Bubba Big Straw five-pack of reusable straws are made for the Bubba Envy line of products, but can be used with any cups, mugs, or tumblers. They can be used for any hot or cold drinks, including shakes and smoothies. The thick, flexible, BPA-free straws are sturdy enough for the dishwasher, but should not be placed in the microwave. The food-grade silicone straws come in assorted bold colors. They are an Amazon best-seller and have great reviews online.

Currently $6.50 on Amazon

Hummingbird Glass Straws

The Hummingbird Glass Straws can be used for both hot and cold drinks, including smoothies. The clear lead-free glass is nontoxic and has no harmful chemicals. The durable straws are shatterproof and resist breaking, so they're very durable. Both ends are smooth and round, so the straw is safe and comfortable to use. The pack of four bent straws includes a cleaning brush and they are also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. They have more than 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon and are backed by a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Currently $16.99 on Amazon

Rainbow Colored Replacement Acrylic Straws

If you prefer acrylic straws in your tumbler, then you won't find better than the Rainbow Colored Replacement Acrylic Straws. They work best for cold drinks, but aren't wide enough for smoothies. The BPA-free acrylic straws can crack if they are dropped, so they may not last over a long period of time. They include a cleaning brush and are dishwasher safe. The straws come in eight different rainbow colors. They are an Amazon best-seller and have nearly 800 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $7.99 on Amazon

Reusable Straws for Smoothies and Shakes by GreenPaxx

These Reusable Straws by GreenPaxx are truly unique. The reusable silicone straws come with two interlocking pieces, so you can add an extra curved part to the bottom of the straight part to elongate your straws for taller cups. They are wide and won't conduct heat or cold, so they are ideal for any drinks, including smoothies and shakes. The soft, safe, food grade silicone surface is bendable, and won't damage teeth, so they are also ideal for children and straw biters. The pack of four straws are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and can be occasionally boiled for sterilization. They are toxin-free and have no BPA, no BPS, no phthalates, no lead, no PVC, and no unknown heavy metals.

They are available in a range of color options. They have nearly 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon and are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. Best of all, for each box sold, GreenPaxx donates a portion of profits to the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Currently $10.95 on Amazon

And those are our recommendations for the best reusable straws. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread's Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!

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