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If this were a Mean Girls movie, plastic straws would definitely be the fugly sluts. Seriously. Did you see that viral video when one got stuck in a cute bb turtle’s nose? It was so sad, and it kinda started the metal straw movement.
Not only are people cutting back on the plastic tubes, but states like California and Oregon passed laws to ban them from restaurants, making way for a ton of reusable options to steal the spotlight. Metal straws are definitely the prom queens of the eco-friendly efforts. They last waaay longer than whimpy paper straws and are easy to clean and reuse.
Sadly, in the grand scheme of things, skipping out on plastic straws only has a small impact on our pollution problem, especially compared to the waste caused by plastic cups and bottles. But if you want to make a slight difference, you can start here—every bit counts. Below, you'll find 18 of the best metal straws (and a few other eco-friendly materials) for you to sustainably sip on.