Sustainable sipping: The chicest alternatives to plastic straws
by Zoe Dickens
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...
Tiffany & Co.
Rose gold vermeil straw, £355; sterling silver straw, £260; gold vermeil straw, £355, all Tiffany & Co.
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
Sterling silver straw with personalisation, £129.99, Box23 at Argentate