REUSABLE STRAWS IN COMPARISON

Ecological and sustainable Alternatives to disposable straws from plastic

THE PLASTIC PROBLEM

Huge amounts of plastic straws are used in Germany every year.

The estimates are between 4 and 40 billion plastic straws per year .1 That is at least twice as much as the consumption of plastic bags! 2 The plastic straw is also one of the litter that is found on the beach den Top 7 items.

The EU has also recognized that plastic straws pose a major environmental problem. In 2021, the European Union regulation on single-use plastic will come into force. Single-use plastic products for which there are alternatives are banned by law. Fortunately, this also includes the plastic straw.

THE PLASTIC PROBLEM

Huge amounts of plastic straws are used in Germany every year.

The estimates arebetween 4 and 40 billion plastic straws per year.1 That is at least twice as much as the consumption of plastic bags! 2 The plastic straw is also one of the top 7 items for litter found on the beach.en.

The EU has also recognized that plastic straws pose a major environmental problem. In 2021, the European Union regulation on single-use plastic will come into force. Single-use plastic products for which there are alternatives are banned by law. Fortunately, this also includes the plastic straw.

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Reusable straws are made from all possible materials. In the course of our research for the best plastic straw alternative, we compared all variants with one another.

COMPARISON TABLE

MATERIAL GLASS METAL BAMBOO PLASTIC SILICONE PAPER

DISHWASHER SAFE

BREAK-PROOF

TASTE NEUTRAL

NO RISK TO HEALTH

ECOLOGICALLY

SUITABLE FOR THE GASTRO

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COMPARATIVE VIDEO

GLASS STRAWS

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The best taste experience is achieved with straws made of glass, as it is the only one really tasteless option is. The environmentally friendly drinking straws made of glass are absolutely harmless to health and the most hygienic option because glass has an extremely smooth surface. This also makes it very easy to clean Glass Straws in the dishwasher. You can also see at a glance whether the straw has also become clean inside. That makes Glass drinking straws are the best option for gastronomy -Businesses.

With glass straws, however, there are great differences in quality in terms of stability. You should definitely make sure to buy a high quality Glass straw that can withstand falls. Of course, even the most stable glass straw can break if it falls on hard surfaces such as a tile floor. It is also important to pay attention to the correct processing of the Glass Straws at the ends. Inferior products carry the risk of individual parts splintering.

When it comes to recycling, a distinction must also be made between glass straws. Unfortunately, not every Glass straw is recyclable, because it depends on the glass used. Many manufacturers use borosilicate glass. A broken borosilicate drinking straw is hazardous waste. But there are also recyclable Glass Straws that can easily be put in the waste glass container. So it is recycled in a closed material cycle. Basically, glass is a material that can be recycled an infinite number of times without any loss of quality.

HALM Glas strohhalme im vergleich mehrweg strohhalm vergleich online wiederverwendbare trinkhalme

The best taste experience is achieved with straws made of glass, as it is the only one really tasteless option is. The environmentally friendly drinking straws made of glass are absolutely harmless to health and the most hygienic option because glass has an extremely smooth surface. This also makes it very easy to clean Glass Straws in the dishwasher. You can also see at a glance whether the straw has also become clean inside. That makes Glass drinking straws are the best option for gastronomy -Businesses.

With glass straws, however, there are great differences in quality in terms of stability. You should definitely make sure to buy a high quality Glass straw that can withstand falls. Of course, even the most stable glass straw can break if it falls on hard surfaces such as a tile floor. It is also important to pay attention to the correct processing of the Glass Straws at the ends. Inferior products carry the risk of individual parts splintering.

When it comes to recycling, a distinction must also be made between glass straws. Unfortunately, not every Glass straw is recyclable, because it depends on the glass used. Many manufacturers use borosilicate glass. A broken borosilicate drinking straw is hazardous waste. But there are also recyclable Glass Straws that can easily be put in the waste glass container. So it is recycled in a closed material cycle. Basically, glass is a material that can be recycled an infinite number of times without any loss of quality.

BENEFITS
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Heavy metals, lead and BPA free
  • Absolutely tasteless
  • The most hygienic option compared to the other options presented here
  • Can easily be recycled with the glass waste and without loss of quality
DISADVANTAGE
  • Big differences in stability depending on the manufacturer
  • Not every glass is easy to recycle, you have to pay attention to differences in quality
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Heavy metals, lead and BPA free
  • Absolutely tasteless
  • The most hygienic option compared to the other options presented here
  • Can easily be recycled with the glass waste and without loss of quality
  • Big differences in stability depending on the manufacturer
  • Not every glass is easy to recycle, you have to pay attention to differences in quality

METAL STRAWS

Metallstrohhalme edestahl trinkhalme umweltfreundlich strohhalme im vergleich metal straw comparison to glass

Metal or stainless steel straws are unbreakable and therefore last a lifetime. They are dishwasher safe and BPA free. But you are not tasteless and can leave a metallic taste in the mouth. In addition, they provide an unusual mouthfeel, which can be felt uncomfortably on the teeth. Although they could theoretically be recycled, metal straws have to be taken to a special metal recycling facility. In the stainless steel manufacturing process, carbon is also used for 71. 7th[7]

Since drinking straws made of stainless steel can be sterilized by heat, they are well suited, at least for cold drinks and cocktails, in gastronomy. But they also conduct heat very quickly, which makes it difficult to use with latte macchiatos and other coffee specialties. The main problem, however, is that you can never really tell whether the reusable stainless steel straws are really clean inside.

Metallstrohhalme edestahl trinkhalme umweltfreundlich strohhalme im vergleich metal straw comparison to glass

Metal or stainless steel straws are unbreakable and therefore last a lifetime. They are dishwasher safe and BPA free. But you are not tasteless and can leave a metallic taste in the mouth. In addition, they provide an unusual mouthfeel, which can be felt uncomfortably on the teeth. Although they could theoretically be recycled, metal straws have to be taken to a special metal recycling facility. In the stainless steel manufacturing process, carbon is also used for 71. 7th[7]

Since drinking straws made of stainless steel can be sterilized by heat, they are well suited, at least for cold drinks and cocktails, in gastronomy. But they also conduct heat very quickly, which makes it difficult to use with latte macchiatos and other coffee specialties. The main problem, however, is that you can never really tell whether the reusable stainless steel straws are really clean inside.

BENEFITS
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Shatterproof
  • BPA free
DISADVANTAGE
  • Not tasteless, can leave a metallic aftertaste in the mouth
  • conducts heat very quickly, there is a risk of burns
  • Stainless steel creates an uncomfortable feeling in the mouth, especially on the teeth
  • Cannot be recycled without problems, has to go to a special recycling facility
  • Cleanliness cannot be checked by visual inspection
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • Long lasting
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Shatterproof
  • BPA free
  • Cleanliness cannot be checked by visual inspection
  • Not tasteless, can leave a metallic aftertaste in the mouth
  • conducts heat very quickly, there is a risk of burns
  • Stainless steel creates an uncomfortable feeling in the mouth, especially on the teeth
  • The sharp edges of the mouthpiece also represent an increased safety risk, especially for children.
  • Cannot be recycled without problems, has to go to a special recycling facility

BAMBOO STRAWS

Bambus strohhalm wiederverwendbare vergleich zu glas strohhalme bamboo straw reusable comparison

Bamboo is a great natural material and a plant that grows back very quickly. Bamboo is compostable unless it is chemically processed has been. Unfortunately, pesticides are often used to accelerate the growth of plants. Bamboo is not a native plant and is mostly imported from far away. In Asian countries, the harvest is often carried out under poor conditions by underpaid workers. The straws are also not tasteless , but give off a distinct taste of their own.

In gastronomy, the use of bamboo can lead to problems for hygienic reasons, because pollutants can easily accumulate in the wood. In this respect, they are usually not HACCP-compliant. The same applies to private use: Hygiene is only possible to a limited extent because wood can harbor bacteria. During use, some liquid is always drawn into the straw and it is difficult to see during cleaning whether the bamboo drinking straw has become clean on the inside. The The lifespan of a bamboo straw is therefore severely limited - Depending on use, between six months and a few years.

Bambus strohhalm wiederverwendbare vergleich zu glas strohhalme bamboo straw reusable comparison

Bamboo is a great natural material and a plant that grows back very quickly. Bamboo is compostable unless it is chemically processed has been. Unfortunately, pesticides are often used to accelerate the growth of plants. Bamboo is not a native plant and is mostly imported from far away. In Asian countries, the harvest is often carried out under poor conditions by underpaid workers. The straws are also not tasteless , but give off a distinct taste of their own.

In gastronomy, the use of bamboo can lead to problems for hygienic reasons, because pollutants can easily accumulate in the wood. In this respect, they are usually not HACCP-compliant. The same applies to private use: Hygiene is only possible to a limited extent because wood can harbor bacteria. During use, some liquid is always drawn into the straw and it is difficult to see during cleaning whether the bamboo drinking straw has become clean on the inside. The The lifespan of a bamboo straw is therefore severely limited - Depending on use, between six months and a few years.

BENEFITS
  • Natural material from renewable raw material
  • Shatterproof
  • Biodegradable, can be disposed of with organic waste
DISADVANTAGE
  • The shortest lifespan compared to the other options presented here
  • Not tasteless, tastes strongly like bamboo
  • Can be contaminated with pesticides
  • Must be imported from outside Europe
  • Difficult to clean, not dishwasher safe
  • Quickly discolored by the drinks
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • Natural material from renewable raw material
  • Shatterproof
  • Biodegradable, can be disposed of with organic waste
  • The shortest lifespan compared to the other options presented here
  • Not tasteless, tastes strongly like bamboo
  • Can be contaminated with pesticides
  • Must be imported from outside Europe
  • Difficult to clean, not dishwasher safe
  • Unsuitable for gastronomy, not HACCP-compliant due to wood bacteria and the difficult cleaning due to the discoloration of the bamboo
  • Quickly discolored by the drinks

HARD PLASTIC STRAWS

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In fact, there are also reusable plastic straws. From an ecological point of view, the reusable plastic straw made of harder plastic is preferable to the disposable plastic straw. But plastic is still a material extremely questionablebecause it is made from petroleum. Not only is it an increasingly scarce raw material, it also has a worrying impact on the climate.

When processing plastic, additives are added: plasticizers such as BPA, stabilizers, flame retardants and fillers. These substances hazardous to health can from the plastic and be absorbed by the human body. These substances dissolve particularly easily in combination with alcohol or acid. 3]

Regarding disposal, it should be said that most of these drinking straws are theoretically recyclable, but unfortunately, due to the dual disposal system in Germany in most municipalities, they have to be disposed of as residual waste, because only packaging with the green dot in the yellow sack or the yellow one Ton. The light weight of the plastic straw also leads to problems. Even if a municipality accepted straws for recycling, they are too thin and light for machines to pick up. They are sorted out by hand and also end up in the trash here. 4th4]

mehrweg plastik strohalm hartplastik trinkrörchen wiederverwendbare strohhale aus glas HALM comparison

In fact, there are also reusable plastic straws. From an ecological point of view, the reusable plastic straw made of harder plastic is preferable to the disposable plastic straw. But plastic is still a material extremely questionablebecause it is made from petroleum. Not only is it an increasingly scarce raw material, it also has a worrying impact on the climate.

When processing plastic, additives are added: plasticizers such as BPA, stabilizers, flame retardants and fillers. These substances hazardous to health can from the plastic and be absorbed by the human body. These substances dissolve particularly easily in combination with alcohol or acid. 3]

Regarding disposal, it should be said that most of these drinking straws are theoretically recyclable, but unfortunately, due to the dual disposal system in Germany in most municipalities, they have to be disposed of as residual waste, because only packaging with the green dot in the yellow sack or the yellow one Ton. The light weight of the plastic straw also leads to problems. Even if a municipality accepted straws for recycling, they are too thin and light for machines to pick up. They are sorted out by hand and also end up in the trash here. 4th4]

BENEFITS
  • Available in different colors and patterns
  • Shatterproof
  • Inexpensive
DISADVANTAGE
  • Made from petroleum
  • Contains substances that are harmful to health such as BPA
  • Not tasteless, tastes like plastic
  • Must be disposed of with residual waste in most municipalities
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • Available in different colors and patterns
  • Shatterproof
  • Inexpensive
  • Made from petroleum
  • Contains substances that are harmful to health such as BPA
  • Not tasteless, tastes like plastic
  • Partly not dishwasher-safe
  • Must be disposed of with residual waste in most municipalities

SILICONE STRAWS

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Silicone straws are soft and pliable, which can take some getting used to. This consistency can be an advantage for small children. However, silicone as plastic as well as hard plastic can contain BPA.6 Thee Cleaning can be made difficult because silicone can become statically charged and therefore attracts dust that is difficult to remove. Due to the difficult cleaning, silicone drinking straws are not suitable for gastronomy.

Silicone is not biodegradable and is only recycled very rarely because the infrastructure for it is missing. Most municipalities regulate disposal via residual waste or handing it in at a recycling center.

Silikon strohhalme mit knick bpa frei vergleichstabelle mehrweg trinkhalm aus glas

Silicone straws are soft and pliable, which can take some getting used to. This consistency can be an advantage for small children. However, silicone as plastic as well as hard plastic can contain BPA.6 Thee Cleaning can be made difficult because silicone can become statically charged and therefore attracts dust that is difficult to remove. Due to the difficult cleaning, silicone drinking straws are not suitable for gastronomy.

Silicone is not biodegradable and is only recycled very rarely because the infrastructure for it is missing. Most municipalities regulate disposal via residual waste or handing it in at a recycling center.

BENEFITS
  • Available in many colors and patterns
  • Shatterproof
  • Can be easily folded or crumpled to take away
DISADVANTAGE
  • Not entirely tasteless
  • Consistency takes getting used to
  • May contain BPA
  • Silicone attracts dust and is often difficult to clean even in the dishwasher
  • Silicone is not biodegradable
  • Usually not recycled
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • Available in many colors and patterns
  • Shatterproof
  • Can be easily folded or crumpled to take away
  • Not entirely tasteless
  • Consistency takes getting used to
  • May contain BPA
  • Silicone attracts dust and is often difficult to clean even in the dishwasher
  • Silicone is not biodegradable
  • Usually not recycled

PAPER STRAWS

Papierstrohhalme in Vergleich - Smoothie mit wiederverwendbare strohhalm

Paper straws are not reusable. Nevertheless, we think that it is important to include these in the comparison, as they are often bought as an alternative to plastic straws.

Paper straws are a little more ecological than plastic drinking straws. Most of the paper can be degraded in the environment, but most are representatives not just made of paper , but also contain dyes and thus oil as well as other chemicals to protect the drinking straw from soaking. Alcoholic or acidic beverages in Straight release these chemicals into the beverage over time. Due to the mixture with other components, paper straws also belong in the residual waste and must therefore be similarh elaborately processed like plastic straws .

Regarding the handling, it can be said that paper straws often after a certain time soak through and are generally less stable in the hand than metal or Glass Straws, for example.

Silicone straws are soft and pliable, which can take some getting used to. This consistency can be an advantage for small children. However, silicone as plastic as well as hard plastic can contain BPA.6 Thee Cleaning can be made difficult because silicone can become statically charged and therefore attracts dust that is difficult to remove. Due to the difficult cleaning, silicone drinking straws are not suitable for gastronomy.

Silicone is not biodegradable and is only recycled very rarely because the infrastructure for it is missing. Most municipalities regulate disposal via residual waste or handing it in at a recycling center.

BENEFITS
  • A little more ecological than the disposable plastic straws
  • Often made in many colors and shapes
DISADVANTAGE
  • Must be disposed of as residual waste in the municipalities
  • Soaks through quickly
  • Not completely tasteless
  • Usually contains dyes and other chemicals
BENEFITS DISADVANTAGE
  • A little more ecological than the disposable plastic straws
  • Often made in many colors and shapes
  • Must be disposed of as residual waste in the municipalities
  • Soaks through quickly
  • Not completely tasteless
  • Usually contains dyes and other chemicals

CONCLUSION REUSABLE STRAWS IN COMPARISON

All alternatives have their advantages and disadvantages and are preferable to the disposable plastic straw. In comparison, however, glass clearly wins as the best alternative to disposable straws . Glass is the most hygienic of the reusable materials, is suitable for cold and warm drinks and is absolutely tasteless.

If you choose a high quality supplier, Glass Straws a lifetime. Compared to all other alternatives, the transparency of the glass straw immediately shows whether the drinking straw is clean. Glass Straws are easy to clean and are therefore particularly recommended for gastronomy .


GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. Why use reusable drinking straws

Certainly, drinking straws are only one building block to free the planet from its overflow. But it's a very important one. Every day will be around3 billion plastic straws Thrown in the trash, making it one of the top ten most common spills found on beaches. Time to take this small but effective step and focus on sustainability.

2. Reusable drinking straws make a difference

Alone through our current customer base as of November 2019 of approx.4,000 restaurateurs and tens of thousands of end consumersn HALM the drinking straw made of glasss we can now avoid around a ton of single-use plastic per day.

3. Are reusable drinking straws hygienic

There is no general answer to that. It is important to find out about the respective product and weigh its advantages and disadvantages. Last but not least

the extremely hygienic properties of glass very smooth surface, we have chosen for the production of transparentn Drinking straws made of glass decided.

MAIN QUESTIONS FOR ALL STRAW TYPES

GLASS STRAWS

Are Glass Straws environmentally friendly

Basically yes. If you do not use borosilicate glass or paint when you buy the glass straw, it can be recycled indefinitely and without any loss of quality. In contrast to the disposable plastic straw, which is one of the biggest global polluters of our beaches and seas. A high-quality glass straw as well as a drinking glass can also be reused for a lifetime.n.

Are Glass Straws harmless to health

Glass Straws can be made from a very break-proof glass, so that safe use is guaranteed. Basically, however, it remains glass and should be dealt with accordingly. Our Glass Straws are checked twice for quality and are currently used by over 4,000 restaurateurs every day with a lower breakage rate than normal drinking glasses. Compared to plastic or bamboo, glass can neither absorb nor release substances due to the smooth surface of the material.

Can I Glass Straws in the dishwasher ?

You can safely clean Glass Straws in the dishwasher. Even the normal rinse cycle is enough for the kind of cleanliness one is used to from a drinking glass. Should there be any leftover smoothie in the straw from the day before, simply go through it once with the supplied brush and the straw will shine like new again.

Glass Straws are tasteless

Yes, in contrast to many other drinking straws, Glass Straws drinking straws are absolutely tasteless and stay that way even after thorough cleaning.

Are Glass Straws hygienic

Yes, in contrast to many other drinking straws, Glass Straws drinking straws are absolutely tasteless and stay that way even after thorough cleaning.

For which drinks are Glass Straws suitable ?

Basically, Glass Straws for all drinks that you can otherwise drink with a straw. A low sensitivity to cold and heat also make ice-cold smoothies or hot tea possible.

Are Glass Straws for gastronomy

The easy cleaning, the optical and sensory performance, the longevity are just three of the many reasons that speak in favor of using glass drinking straws in the catering sector..HALM already supplies over 4,000 catering establishments worldwideGlass straws (As of November 2019.

METAL STRAWS

Are metal straws environmentally friendly

Metal straws can be environmentally friendly due to their durability and recyclability. However, the recycling process is difficult and can often only be managed using a lot of energy. The same applies to the manufacturing process, for which the environmentally harmful brown coal is often used.

Are metal straws harmless to health

Basically, metal straw ladies are harmless to health. Only a little thorough cleaning or injuries in the oral cavity due to improper use can possibly become a danger here.

Can I clean metal straws in the dishwasher?

Metal straws are easy to clean in the dishwasher per se. Because of the opaque material, it is often not easy to determine whether the drinking straw has really become clean.

Metal straws are tasteless

Metal straws are not guaranteed to be tasteless. They can often leave a metallic taste behind, especially after washing, which can interfere with the drinking experience. In terms of hygiene or health, however, this is harmless.

Are metal straws hygienic

If cleaned thoroughly, metal straws are hygienic and can be reused without any problems due to their smooth surface. However, this also requires thorough cleaning of the interior of the drinking straw.

For which drinks are metal straws suitable?

Due to the good heat conduction, metal drinking straws can convince with cold drinks and leave a pleasant feeling of freshness. This quickly becomes a problem with hot drinks, so that you have to let the drink cool down before you can enjoy it so as not to burn your lips.

Are metal straws suitable for gastronomy

Basically yes. Longevity and design speak for it. However, the laborious and unsafe cleaning makes the use of metal drinking straws a problem, as you often cannot see whether the drinking straw is really clean.

BAMBOO STRAWS

Are bamboo straws environmentally friendly

As an extremely fast growing plant that is naturally compostable, bamboo could be the almost ideal replacement for disposable straws. The chemical processing, the less sustainable production on site and the low wages, however, often make bamboo less sustainable in practice than it could be.

Are bamboo straws harmless to health

Basically, it is unlikely to get any health side effects from the use of bamboo stalks. Nevertheless, bacteria can collect in the wood and multiply through the liquid in the material of the drinking straw. Liquids can be drawn into the material through the organ structures, which is why it is important to buy bamboo straws from established manufacturers. The drinking straw is also difficult to see, so that residues can form in the interior.

Can I clean bamboo straws in the dishwasher?

Bamboo straws are machine washable. Nevertheless, this has an effect on the service life, which can often be significantly less than half a year.

Are bamboo straws tasteless

Bamboo straws have a very distinct taste of their own, which is roughly comparable to that of wooden sticks in water ice. This increases with the length of time the bamboo remains in the drink. Repeated use can also affect the taste of the drink that has been absorbed from the previous liquids.

Are bamboo straws hygienic

Hygiene cannot be guaranteed because bamboo is a natural substance that can also harbor bacteria in wood. HCCP conformity can therefore not generally be regarded as given.

For which drinks are bamboo straws suitable?

Bamboo straws can generally be used for all beverages that have a slight aftertaste of bamboo. However, one should note that the drinking straw can discolour with colored drinks and warm drinks can cause material fatigue to progress.

Are bamboo straws suitable for gastronomy

Due to the HCCP conformity, which is often not given, bamboo straws are not expressly suitable for gastronomy. Short life and heavy cleaning also speak against it.

SILICONE STRAWS

Are silicone straws environmentally friendly

Since silicone is a plastic, environmental friendliness can only be given to a certain extent. The disposal infrastructure makes recycling unlikely or even impossible. This is due to the disposal in the residual waste and the light weight of the drinking straws, which makes it difficult for the filter machines to register them at all.

Are silicone straws harmless to health

Due to their flexibility and soft feel, silicone drinking straws are safe for children in particular. However, hard plastic can also loosen over time. In addition, they are difficult to clean, which is particularly noticeable in the interior. However, there are no known serious concerns.

Can I clean silicone straws in the dishwasher?

You can clean silicone straws in the dishwasher. Residues inside the straw cannot be ruled out. In addition, rinsing with detergent causes greater wear and tear, which also affects the service life of the drinking straw.

Are silicone straws tasteless

Silicone straws also have a slightly artificial aftertaste that takes getting used to. However, this is not particularly intense and especially flavorful drinks are not a problem. The unusual material, however, can be disturbing.

Are silicone straws hygienic

The static charge on the silicone can cause dust to form on the straw, which is difficult to remove. Due to the complicated cleaning, also due to the material, hygienic use is not always given.

Which drinks are silicone straws suitable for?

Silicone straw holsters can be used for both cold and warm drinks. Material fatigue is more likely to set in with warmer drinks.

Are silicone straws suitable for gastronomy

Due to the static charge and the difficult cleaning, silicone drinking straws are not suitable for gastronomy. They are more of an alternative for household use when dealing with small children.

PAPER STRAWS

Are paper straws environmentally friendly

Since paper straws are only intended for one-time use, the origin of the raw materials is crucial for the Ökoblianz. If wood raw materials are used for processing, the balance of the paper drinking straw is only marginally better than that of a plastic straw. Therefore, pay attention to recycled straws.

Are paper straws harmless to health?

Paper straws are absolutely harmless to health as long as only natural raw materials are used for processing. Of course, the drink should be drunk fairly quickly because the material begins to dissolve in the liquid after a certain time.

Can I clean paper straws in the dishwasher?

No, as paper straws soften / tear quickly in the dishwasher.

Are paper straws tasteless

Paper straws are not tasteless. Although they lose their structure only after hours in the liquid, the taste of the paper becomes more intense over time.

Are paper straws hygienic

Paper straws are hygienically unencumbered with standard production and storage, especially since they are used only once and are then disposed of.

For which drinks are paper straws suitable?

Paper straws are primarily suitable for cold to lukewarm drinks. If the drink is too hot, the straw can dissolve faster than intended.

Are paper straws suitable for gastronomy?

Due to the one-way product character, they are perfectly suitable for the catering industry, although depending on which quantities are consumed, economic viability can no longer be given. The sustainable idea then takes a back seat, even if no plastic was produced.

QUESTIONS TO COMPARE

Metal Glass Straws

In principle, both types of straw can be easily recycled and have a similar ecological balance. The almost indestructible nature of the material speaks in favor of the metal straw. In favor of the glass straw, on the other hand, are the significantly better haptics, the soft mouthfeel, the neutral taste, metal tastes metallic and the extraordinarily high hygienic properties. With metal straws it is unfortunately not possible to quickly determine from the outside whether there are any residues from previous uses. The lack of break resistance, which is often accused of the Glass straw , dissolves very quickly when you consider that the glass of glass straws is usually a thicker and b mostly better quality than that of drinking glasses that are used every day even by small children. werden.

Glass Straws

When asked whether bamboo or glass straws, you should be aware that there are and will be two completely different drinking experiences. The significantly better hygienic properties, the quasi lifelong reusability and the taste Glass Straws speak in favor of glass straws.

Hard plastic straws or Glass Straws

Glass Straws straws, like glass straws, are virtually reusable for a lifetime, but are made from petroleum and usually release carcinogenic plasticizers and other ingredients into the body when they are used. In Glass Straws, on the other hand, are the significantly better haptics, the soft mouthfeel, the neutral taste, metal tastes metallic and the extraordinarily high hygiene properties. Glass Straws, if they are not made from borosilicate, can also be easily recycled by being melted down in old glass bins.ln.

Silicone straws or Glass Straws

Similar to hard plastic straws, silicone drinking straws can release carcinogenic plasticizers and other ingredients into the body. These are also made from petroleum and are not recyclable. The significantly better feel, the soft mouthfeel, the neutral taste, metal tastes metallic and the extraordinarily high hygienic properties speak in Glass Straws . Glass Straws, if they are not made from borosilicate, can also be easily recycled by being melted down in old glass bins. The lack of break resistance, which is often accused of the Glass straw , dissolves very quickly when you consider that the glass of glass straws is usually a thicker and b mostly better quality than that of drinking glasses that are used every day even by small children. werden.

Glass Straws

Paper straws are the only real alternative to currently often used plastic straws, which are also a disposable product. However, chemicals are usually used in the manufacture of paper straws and petroleum is also used in the manufacture of colored paper straws. That is why we clearly recommend the glass straw, which scores with its soft mouthfeel, neutral taste and lifelong reusability.


CONCLUSION REUSABLE STRAWS IN COMPARISON

All alternatives have their advantages and disadvantages and are preferable to the disposable plastic straw. In comparison, however, glass clearly wins as the best alternative to disposable straws . Glass is the most hygienic of the reusable materials, is suitable for cold and warm drinks and is absolutely tasteless.

If you choose a high quality supplier, Glass Straws a lifetime. Compared to all other alternatives, the transparency of the glass straw immediately shows whether the drinking straw is clean. Glass Straws are easy to clean and are therefore particularly recommended for gastronomy .

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