Can you imagine a world without plastic? We use so many plastic products in our everyday lives that it can seem impossible to imagine eliminating or even just reducing how much we use in our homes. Switching to using reusable stainless steel straws is an easy way to lower the amount of plastic you dispose of in your household, and reducing your carbon footprint. But there are many more benefits to switching to reusable straws than just environmental.
Here are our top five reasons to make the switch to reusable straws that you simply cannot ignore:
1) Disposable plastic straws are TOXIC
Plastic drinking straws can contain harmful toxins that can be detrimental to your health and the health of your family, including Phthalates and Bisphenol A. More commonly known as BPA, Bisphenol A has been linked to brain and behaviour problems, increased risk of cancer, heart problems and increased health issues for young children. By switching to reusable stainless steel straws you can cut down on your family's exposure to these harmful toxins and create a safer environment for your loved ones.
2) Better for the Ocean
Did you know that disposable plastic straws are one of the top 10 most common items of trash found in the ocean and on our beaches? With over 500 million plastic straws being used every day in the US alone, it's no wonder that many of them end up in our oceans and waterways. By switching to using reusable straws we can drastically reduce the amount of disposable straws that are made, used and then thrown away. When you choose Eco at Heart reusable stainless steel straws we donate 5% of all profits made to help clean up our oceans and reverse the damage done by throwaway plastic straws.
3) Save Money
Buying cheap, throwaway items can seem like a cost-effective choice at first glance. However the cost of replacing these disposable items regularly quickly start to add up. Reusable stainless steel straws are just that – reusable! Made with high quality stainless steel, our straws are long-lasting, durable and will quickly have you saving money when you no longer have to to replenish your plastic straw supply.
4) Better for the Environment
Many disposable plastic straws are made from polypropylene - a thermoplastic polymer which is made from the same stuff that powers our cars. That's right, much of the plastic straws that are used every day are made from fossil fuels!
We all know that the use of fossil fuels contributes to greenhouse gasses and climate change, so switching to reusable stainless steel straws helps to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and curb global warming. This is vital if we want to preserve our environment and make sure our children and grandchildren have a healthy and stable planet to inherit in the future.
5) Be a Trend Setter
We need more and more people to make the switch to sustainable and reusable products, so why not lead the way and be a trendsetter amongst your friends and family! Our reusable stainless steel straws are beautifully designed and are a great addition to your clean and green kitchen and home. Be a trend setter and get family and friends hooked on eco-friendly products by being an example when you invite people over. It really is going to take more and more people making conscious decisions to live greener and switch to reusable products in order to make a positive difference in our world. And it all starts with YOU!
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