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The Advantages of Stainless Steel Straws

In recent years the growing concerns over climate change and the effects of single-use plastic have lead us to consider the choices we make. In April 2020, England will take action in enacting the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds. The first step to abating the estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws we use per year. 

With this development, we have the option of simply stopping using straws, or sourcing reusable alternatives. Yet, navigating the market to find a safe, sustainable isn’t always easy. So, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on why we think stainless steel straws are the superior alternative. 


Plastic straws have quickly become the symbol of the words reliance on single-use plastic. Individuals are increasingly recognising the detriment of plastic pollution to the planet and aquatic life. Of the alternatives currently available, stainless steel straws are by far the best way to reduce your plastic footprint. 

Steel is the most recycled material on earth. Its advantage lies in that it can be recycled time and time again without any consequence to the final product. Opting for stainless steel straws proves better for the environment because they are durable, reusable and eco-friendly.


Rippl straws are developed from safe, high quality, non-corrosive stainless steel that is sure to last. They are perfect for kids, as unlike other alternatives like glass, hard-wearing stainless steel is not easily damaged. You also don’t have to worry about breakage, making them the perfect travel companion. 

Their lightweight, super-strong design ensures that you can easily take them to work, parties, the gym and pretty much anywhere you would otherwise use a plastic straw. When sourcing your straw, just be sure to check that it’s sourced from food-grade stainless steel to avoid toxins, and a metallic taste to your drinks.

Enjoyable To Use

Stainless steel straws are a fun, cost-effective way to savour your drinks. Easily stored in your bag or pocket, using them can quickly become second nature. Whether you favour hot or cold drinks, Rippl stainless steel straws are great for retaining the temperature of your drink. Their straight and curved design, makes for optimum enjoyment. 

In fact, it’s been reported that drinks even taste better when consumed through a stainless steel straw. It’s known that material utensils can have a significant effect on taste, with food rated to be higher quality when tasted with a heavier metallic spoon as opposed to a plastic one. In the same vein, drinks ought to taste more pleasant through a steel straw.


Stainless steel straws have the added benefit of being available in a range of colours and designs. They offer a chance to add style and personality to your beverage, which makes for a great conversation starter at parties. At Rippl, you can pick one up in silver, rose gold and blue. 

So if you are seeking an environmentally friendly gift this Christmas look no further. Stainless straws work as a wonderful stocking filler, or if you are seeking to up your water consumption/sustainability in the New Year getting one for your workplace is a great way to start. Add a touch of elegance and aesthetic appeal to any occasion with Rippl straws.

Easily Cleaned

Plastic-free straws don’t need to be a hindrance. Opting for a stainless steel alternative makes life easier, in that they’re easily cleaned and easily maintained. Unlike other options, stainless steel straws are dishwasher safe, so you can rinse them, stick them in and forget about them. Otherwise, Rippl straws come with an easy to use cleaning brush so you can polish them up on the go. It really is effortless! 

If cared for correctly stainless steel straws can be the last straw you will ever need to buy. Investing in a Rippl straw today is the easy way to invest in the future of our planet. Pick one up to be part of the fight to phase out single-use plastic.