I may not be able to save Mother Earth from her children but I can certainly do something to make a difference in her world and so can you. Today, I hope to convince you to join me in saying NO! to plastic straws. My personally tried and true best suggestion for you is to sip your way to saving our planet Earth with glass drinking straws.
While I thoroughly enjoy and partake of the gifts nature provides, I have probably not ever been described as an environmentalist. However, I have come to realize (finally) that many of the items I use in my daily life are not good for the planet. And that means these things are in all probability not good for me either!
Plastic drinking straws are but one of the items in a long list of products we use that in their end do pollute the environment in which we live. Many of these straws are known to leach toxins into our drinks, especially when these straws are used for drinking hot liquids.
Plastic drinking straws that go from our trash cans to our landfills do not break down quickly and are found for many years to be leaching these same toxins into our environment. Even biodegradable straws may take years in the decomposing process.
While there are several alternatives to the use of disposable plastic straws for drinking, my research has led me to choose glass as my plastic-free drinking straw of choice for sipping cold and hot beverages.