We have seen a lot of news in recent months about the serious harm that drinking straws are causing to endangered species on Earth. Allegedly, enough disposable straws are used and disposed of every day to circle the Earth's equator twice. If true, and considering the vast amount of fast-food consumed every day around the world, most of which is served with soft drinks that come with plastic straws, it seems reasonable to imagine that disposable straws are indeed a serious international pollution threat.
Always standing at the point where fashion and trends come together with reality, the promotional industry has responded to the market's call for a range of reusable straw choices, all of which can be custom branded and reconfigured in a number of ways to suit a multitude of uses and promotional structures. Top of the list is simple promotional paper straws, which are theoretically recyclable and avoid the major problems associated with plastic straw waste, namely that the plastic from which they are made decomposes very slowly into its constituent parts and is unlikely to be destroyed through bacterial action, creating a huge ecological problem. The paper straw is provided in individual boxes, with five or six straws per set. The unbleached recycled cardboard boxes and custom full-color labels not only solve most of the problems caused by the use of plastic straws but clearly voice your concerns.
The next most trendy style of straw is the soft, reusable silicone rubber straw that can be easily washed by hand or in the dishwasher. The silicone straws are as soft and flexible as plastic straws and are offered in a selection of colors. With the addition of your custom printed message and logo, you can not only make an eco-friendly product, which will trade the local media publicity swirling around the drinking straw issue. An added advantage of using silicone straw products in publicity is that they are made in a wide range of bright colors, which increases an element of fun to your event and creates the potential that your investment will utilize a higher level of interest in your brand and promotional message.
The best in this new category are the stainless steel reusable drinking water straws. If you are seeking a present for an individual, this is on-trend and will be very well received as recent customer feedback suggests that one of these stainless steel straw styles is a great way to offer people a gift that will be both enthusiastically received and create a level of interest and attention that far beyond the expected range of less stylish items. With standard stainless steel straws and retractable styles, in each case they provide a cleaning tool and simple packaging, allowing them to be easily stored and kept ready for action in a handbag or pocket.
No matter your budget or the event you are planning, there is a promotional drinking straw style that will increase the value of your brand. Custom branded reusable straws are among the products, which is likely to be one of the quickest growing product categories around in the coming many years.