9 Of The Best Reusable Straws

Scotland is set to become the first UK nation to ban single use plastic straws in a bid to fight against plastic waste so we have pulled together some of the best reusable straws out there…

It’s time to ditch the plastic

Even many fast food chains, pubs, clubs and restaurants are on board to swap millions of plastic straws for paper or reusable alternatives because, while the average lifespan of a plastic straw is usually around just 20 minutes, it can take up to 500 years for them to fully decompose.

With a reported £3 billion of single use plastic straws still being discarded every year in Scotland, the need for switching from single use plastic to reusable is greater than ever.

Plastic not only ends up in the sea and on beaches, ruining the picturesque landscape, but can also severely harm birds and marine life.

It’s Time To Start Reusing

You may have already swapped your disposable cups for a stylish reusable travel mug but could it be time to swap your straw habits too? In a bid to combat the increasing issue, people are urged to opt for alternative materials instead, including biodegradable paper, glass, metal, steel and reusable plastic straws that can be cleaned and used again and again.

We’ve narrowed down our top picks of the best reusable straws…

  1. best reusable straws - rainbow straw
    Sugar and Sloth, starting from £1.50
  2. best reusable straws - glass
    Cos19, £50
  3. best reusable straws - stainless steel
    notonthehighstreet.com, £14.95
  4. best reusable straws
    The Range, £1.49
  5. best reusable straws with cup
    New Look, £6.99
  6. best reusable straws - paper
    Although these aren't reusable, paper straws are still much better for the environment than plastic. We couldn't resist these from Saks Fifth Avenue, £8.13
  7. best reusable straws - bamboo
    Zero Waste Club, £2.50
  8. best reusable straws - cleaning
    Boobalou, £11.99
  9. best reusable straws - glass
    Content, £2.70

Eve MacDonald

I write features and web articles on everything from fashion, beauty and interiors to food, drink and real life. If you're looking to get in touch, please contact me on evemacdonald@no1magazine.co.uk.