Switching to reusable straws is much more eco-friendly than using any single-use straws over time. Metal and glass straws are the best alternatives as these materials are more hardwearing and can be recycled endlessly. Bamboo straws are also a great sustainable option.


If you travel then remember lots of countries still use plastic straws, so refusing the straw when you order a drink is still a great practice for the planet.


TOP TIP: Reusable straws can be bought in most zero waste shops. It's a great idea to support these eco-friendly businesses before shopping in big high street retailers. Find your nearest here.

London's Planet Organic supermarkets stock a variety of reusable straws as well as metal straws made for reusable cups and  collapsable metal straws which come on keychains. They also stock many other eco-friendly products from food to cosmetics, find your nearest store here.


Plastic Freedom sell a brilliant variety of reusable straws, many of which come with a bag and a cleaner. We recommend their metal straws the most as these are much more sustainable. They also have many more items for greener living and they plant one tree for every order made.

Boobalou stock a range of reusable straws made of metal, glass and bamboo as well as bags and cleaners. They also sell a variety of other great products for eco-living

The Zero Waste Maker sell a set of stainless steel straws which come with a cleaner and a bag. They also sell a great range of other products for greener living.

No Plastic Shop sell a set of stainless steel straws. They also have lots of other great eco-friendly items available.