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Washable Straws of Bamboo Make Drinking Delightfully Green

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Mar 22, 2009 • References: globalexchangestore.org and re-nest
Bamboo straws are a small solution to a big waste problem. Millions of plastic drinking straws end up in landfill every year. Think about how many cups of pop you have enjoyed in the past month alone, each one ending up in the trash.

So maybe it is a little impractical to carry your own bamboo straw to the local fast food restaurant, but if you have kids, you likely go though many of the plastic tubes in your home.

Bamboo is an extremely eco-friendly and sustainable material and these natural straws are reusable. All you have to do is boil them in a water and vinegar solution for 20 minutes, let them air dry and you're good to go for the next party.

The eco-chic Bamboo drinking straws from Laos are available from the Global Exchange online store for $16.95 for a set of 12 and come in a hand-woven cotton storage bag.