It’s becoming increasingly common for Starbucks patrons to bring their own reusable straw or cup so the barista can fill it with an iced chai tea latte or another refreshing beverage. It’s also become popular to avoid plastic straws as people are doing their part to protect our environment. Some drinks just aren’t meant to be sipped on the brim of the cup though, such as thicker liquids like frappuccinos. In these cases, being able to pull a reusable straw out from your purse or pocket seems pretty handy, as long as it takes up very little space.
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Collapsible Reusable Stainless Steel Straws might just be the answer. These straws are packed away in a storage case that fits in the palm of your hand (around 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches for case dimensions, but the straw is a standard 9 inches long when completely unfolded and 0.30 inches in width). The case latches and stays shut by two small magnets, one on top and one on the bottom, in one of the inside corners of the case and comes with a split key ring that attaches to the outside of the case and gives you the flexibility of carrying it on the outside of your bag, purse, or backpack for quick access.
As for colors, the inside of the straw matches the case and comes in such a wide variety to choose from that I’m sure you can find one that suits your preference. Most companies offer these straws as a two package deal so you could even end up with two different colors if you’re having a hard time choosing between them.
When you open the case you’ll find the collapsible straw, which bends into 4ths, and a pliable cleaning brush that tucks away nicely into the corner of the case with its own special slot. The straw is made of food grade stainless steal and BPA-free silicone that is non-toxic, lacquer-free, no rust and no steel odor taste, which would otherwise mix with your liquids and play with the flavor.
The silicone lines the inside and the tip of each end of the straw so that there is increased comfort while in use. This also means you have more protection from being cut or having the stainless steel slip from your mouth while drinking your beverage of choice, which can either be hot or cold. This type of tip also seems desirable for those of us who like biting on the tip of our straws, but no longer having to worry about flattening the tip completely seeing as the silicone bounces back into place each time.
The stainless steel cleaning brush resembles a thin coil and reaches to the very end of the straw when placed inside it to make sure all areas of the straw are thoroughly rinsed and sanitized for later use. This cleaning tool has a silicone head so that it never slips through the straw completely. It’s easily manipulated back into the storage case slot once rinsed and dried.
In summary, these straws have all the convenience and style you might be looking for in a reusable fashion. They’re easily packed away, carried, and pulled out when ready to use and easily put away when not in use. Cleaning is also made simple with the cleaning brush that companies equip you with when buying the straw. The overall appearance of the straw is sleek and meets a wide range of color preferences.
Go ahead and give it a try. You’ll be saving the turtles and enjoying looking great while doing so. Reusable straws are great to have on hand for any occasion!
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