Best plastic straw alternatives: From silicone and glass to stainless steel and bamboo

There are loads of other types which are reusable and, therefore, much better for the planet. A ban on businesses being able to hand out plastic straws has now come into effect. However, these alternatives aren’t limited to stainless steel or silicone. The colours mean they look great paired with cocktails or for whipping out at special occasions. Notably, almost 52% of people in the UK drink straw every year. Reusable straw alternatives have been shown to be dishwasher safe.

In a pack of six straws that are vegan and dishwasher friendly. The silicone straw is sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China. They can be popped in the dishwasher but, due to it being natural, Oliver Bonas encourages people to wash them by hand. Reusable straw packs from Paperchase have got you covered for all your sipping and slurping needs. Each straw comes in six colours including blue, teal, purple, pink, and white.

Anthropologie straws are available in pink, yellow, teal and white varieties so there’s something for everyone. This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through these links but never influence our experts’ opinions or coverage.