Billions of single use plastic straws are disposed of every year worldwide, with the US alone responsible for 500 million of them every day! Straws pollute the environment and our oceans, creating a plastic waste that will never break down. Next time you’re ordering a drink, ask them to hold the straw. Better still, send your favourite bars, cafes and restaurants a friendly note asking them to move to paper straws.

At home, if you must use a straw, choose environmentally friendly alternatives such as this set of four stainless steel drinking straws from the Little Green Shop (€12.50 including the straw cleaning brush). Or you can go paper yourself by purchasing these pretty patterned straws from Party Parlour (25 pack for €3.75). 

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