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Sustainable sipping: The chicest alternatives to plastic straws

Sustainable sipping: The chicest alternatives to plastic straws

Single-use plastics, such as those used to make shopping bags, bottles and drinking straws, have created a crisis in our oceans that threatens to have disastrous effects. Thanks to growing awareness of the issue, however, change is happening with a number of ocean-friendly hotels vowing to go plastic-free and laws introduced to ban microbeads in beauty products.

It has also never been easier to go plastic-free at home or on board thanks to a whole raft of brands offering sustainable alternatives to everything from plastic toothbrushes and bottles to clothing and make-up packaging. Not sure where to begin? Start small with these stylish alternatives to single-use plastic straws...

Clos19 x Campbell-Rey

Limited edition glass straws, £50 for six, Clos19 x Campbell-Rey


Sterling silver and enamel straws, £305 for four, Miansai


Glass smoothie straws, £16 for four, Serax at Amara

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