WHY SWITCH TO SUSTAINABILITY?
Trust me, slurping your favourite boba tea on a hot summer afternoon hits differently when devouvered from a metal straw instead of a plastic one. According to an article published by BBC, people in the UK alone produce 8.5 billion plastic straw waste every year.
Since straws are so lightweight, they end up escaping the sewage centers and end up in the ocean. From there on not only they affect marine life, but also enter our food chain.
Most straws are made from plastics called polypropylene and polystyrene which, unless recycled, take hundreds of years to decompose and are only used for a very short time. Paper straws on the other hand, require you to chop down a lot of trees, and are super flimsy.
So it’s time to ban single use straws from your life.
IS IT A WISE CHOICE?
Vimi’s bubble tea straw is made from stainless steel, which is angled at the bottom to pierce your plastic lid easily. It pairs perfectly with thick smoothies as well. This straw comes in a 100% cotton bag which makes it easy to carry everywhere, along with a straw cleaner with nylon bristles. The pouch is big enough to not only hold your straw but also your reusable cutlery so you absolutely abstain from generating waste.
HOW TO GO ABOUT IT?
Wash it thoroughly before first use and wash it after every use and let it dry. The straw is dishwasher safe and the cotton pouch is machine washable.
GO AN EXTRA MILE TO UPCYCLE
When you think you’ve used your metal straw to its fullest, you could use it to organise your necklaces while travelling. Just slide the necklace in the hollow and close it.The pouch can be used as your stationery holder, change holder or your paint brushes along with some paint tubes to unleash your inner artist on the go.
HOW TO DISPOSE RESPONSIBLY?
To responsibly dispose, remove the metal button from the pouch and dispose of the pouch in your compost bin. The straw cleaner goes into your curbside bin, since nylon isn’t compostable.
The metal straw along with the button is recyclable and hence goes in the recycling bin.