In a previous post, I compared the pros and cons of the different types of plastic straw alternatives currently available.  Research into this blog post led me into developing a kit of reusable straws that contained a mix of silicone and metal straws, straight & angled, that I could offer to JSK customers. I also asked my manufacturer to make the silicone straws with transparent silicone material. I believe that being able to see what you are drinking through your straw, does make a difference to its taste! Better still, being transparent, makes them easier to clean as you can easily see any dirty bits that you might have missed with the cleaning brush.

I am delighted to be the first to introduce the transparent silicone straw to the world 🙂  Our silicone straws are also made of premium LFGB quality silicone  (minimum standard required in Germany and is a better quality than the FDA standard required in Australia and the USA). What does this mean for you? No smell or funny taste and no worries about toxicity!

A transparent silicone straw is better than a glass straw for a number of reasons:

  • Can bend without losing its shape.
  • Feels gentle in the mouth with no chance of chipping a tooth making it a preferable option for children and the elderly.
  • Can use for coffee and other hot drinks as silicone is quite heat resistant.
  • More durable than glass as no chance of them breaking when carrying them around.
  • Can cut them to the length you want to fit in your favourite cup or use as a cocktail straw.

There is the argument that it’s better not to use a straw at all for the environment which is quite understandable.  However, there are also some valid arguments for using a reusable straw, such as:

  • Dentists recommend them for protecting your teeth against decay and staining as sugary drinks are sucked past the teeth.
  • Hygenic reasons particularly when drinking from cups and glasses in public places like cafes, restaurants & pubs.
  • For those who have a mobility disability in being able to bring a cup to their mouth and drink from it, hence requiring a straw.

There is the argument that it’s better not to use a straw at all for the environment which is quite understandable.  However, there are also some valid arguments for using a reusable straw, such as:

  • Dentists recommend them for protecting your teeth against decay and staining as sugary drinks are sucked past the teeth.
  • Hygenic reasons particularly when drinking from cups and glasses in public places like cafes, restaurants & pubs.
  • For those who have a mobility disability in being able to bring a cup to their mouth and drink from it, hence requiring a straw.

 

Does JSK have an answer to the McDonalds UK paper straw problem with it’s new transparent silicone straw?  Currently there is a petition in the UK against the paper straw McDonalds has introduced to replace its plastic straw, with over 50,000 signatures on it to bring back the plastic straw. Basically, the paper straws are disintegrating in the drinks and taste like cardboard!

So next time you order a McDonalds drink with a straw in the UK or anywhere, enjoy it with your very own transparent silicone reusable straw!

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