6 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT BAMBOO STRAWS
Here at Jungle Culture we love creating and sharing eco-friendly products and there’s nothing we’re more proud of than our reusable bamboo straws. Adopting a plastic-free life is something we all should be steering ourselves towards, and one simple bamboo straw is a huge step.
Nature pack Straws by Jungle Culture Reusable Bamboo Drinking Straws with Pouches
Lady Holds Bamboo Straws manufactured by Jungle Straws
1. BAMBOO STRAWS ARE COOL & THE PLASTIC ERA IS OVER…
The single-use plastic ban is sweeping its way across Europe as we speak. By 2021, plastic straws will be no more and going plastic-free is going to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Over the coming months, businesses and restaurants will be taking action to find an alternative to plastic straws. That might be bamboo, or even paper or metal. Get ahead of the phasing-out stage and start spreading the word about environmentally friendly options now. Find out what your local coffee shop or favourite bar is planning to do and point them in the right direction of where they can buy recyclable straws.
2. …BUT THE ENVIRONMENT IS STILL AT RISK
We know you don’t need us to tell you about the crisis that is climate change. Plastic plays a very guilty role in global warming, from its production to the dreadful way in which it is handled when it loses it purpose. By switching to a reusable bamboo straw or an alternative to plastic straw with a much lower carbon footprint and encouraging others to join you, you’re doing your bit for the environment. It might feel small, but the more people who make the change and talk about it – the more difference we can make.
Metal Straws by Jungle Straws
A selection of stainless steel and metal straws by Jungle Straws
3. ARE BAMBOO STRAWS SAFE & ETHICAL?
Can bamboo straws be recycled and why are bamboo straws good for the environment when compared to plastic? These are questions we often get asked, and we’re always delighted to tell people that our bamboo straws are completely free from chemicals, pesticides and other nasties. This makes them super safe to drink out of. They’re great for kids too – you can even find bamboo straws thick enough to squeeze through the thickest of milkshakes, or a boba tea with those delightful tapioca bubbles that the little ones dream of! Oh, and in case you wondered, bamboo straws impose no risk to the environment as long as they are harvested sustainably. Zero. For example, all of our Jungle Culture straws are sourced responsibly from bamboo plantations where bamboo grows in abundance. That means there’s no risk of deforestation!
4. BAMBOO STRAWS ARE TRAVEL-FRIENDLY
If you’re an avid traveller, an alternative to plastic straws should be at the top of your packing list. It’s lightweight enough to slip in your day bag and easy to keep clean on the go with the straw cleaner provided. Whether you’re sipping a fresh coconut on the beach in the tropics or indulging in a sundowner on a city break, bamboo makes for a very stylish cocktail drinking straw or partner for your reusable water bottle. You’ll get other travellers talking about reducing their own carbon footprint whilst you’re at it!
Drinking through a bamboo straw by Jungle Straws
Green Smoothie and a bamboo straw by Jungle Straws
5. BAMBOO STRAWS SHARE STORIES
If you want to get a message out there, then bamboo is an easy and fun way to do it. Bamboo straws can be engraved with brands, logos, hashtags, and stories. They showcase the artisan talents of their crafters, and are truly beautiful. Branded bamboo straws are safe and hygienic and when you pair this with sharing a message of your own, you’re onto a winner – whether it’s a gift item to boost your brand, or bring a unique touch to a festival or wedding.
6. A BAMBOO STRAW IS FOR LIFE
We love any recyclable straw that is made from an earth-friendly material. Paper straws are beautiful and are a blank canvas for creatives and brands to express themselves. But a reusable bamboo straw has a long shelf life. They are durable, resilient and a doddle to keep clean between slurping on smoothies. But, if the day comes when you need to upgrade your eco-friendly drinking companion, you can pop it in the compost and it will decompose naturally. That’s something no plastic straw will ever do.
We also frequently get asked; can you wash bamboo straws or can bamboo straws go in the dishwasher? You’ll be pleased to know that both questions can be answered with a resounding ‘Yes!
So, whether you shout about the power of bamboo straws from the rooftops or slide a couple into your daily stories, we simply encourage you to start talking and get sharing. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!
WHY USE BAMBOO STRAWS?
If you’re interested in trying some bamboo straws for yourself then you can buy bamboo straws on Amazon in the UK, Europe and in the US, or directly on our website.
Jungle Straws also sell personalised bamboo straws wholesale and in bulk throughout the UK, and worldwide.
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