Twenty Seven Things

Straws have had a tough year. They joined the axis of evil after that one turtle video. We should cut down on all plastics and consumables, but disposable straws are necessary tools for many people with disabilities, and they’re awesome (🥤). Let’s fight disposable plastics through water bottles takeout containers, plastic bags, and commercial fishing regulations first.

But, I concede. Straw use can go down for sure. And there are plenty of solutions for using fewer plastic straws. At home, at the office, and whenever I have a large bag, I carry one of these suckers.

I find metal straws far superior to glass and silicone straws for many reasons, including durability and ease of cleaning.In good company, Oprah had metal straws on her Favorite Things list this year too. Just don’t use them on the dance floor or you could stab the roof of your mouth (who would even do this 😬).Nancy from Virginia now has a set of metal straws to enhance her drinking experience and cut down on plastic use at the same time.

TIP: A friend recently informed me that sequins and glitter are terrible micro-plastics and a hazard for wildlife, and my little queer heart weeps. But I am hopeful for BioGlitter and Sustainable Sequins.

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