Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches received product from theotherstraw to facilitate this posting. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. All opinions stated are those of the author.
Going green can sometimes feel daunting, but there are so many small steps that one can take, to live a greener lifestyle. Steps like recycling, re-using, and re-purposing items. Brands are at your fingertips, to help you on your journey…brands like theotherstraw. And why do you think that a simple switch to using straws from theotherstraw, can make a difference? According to National Geographic:
In just the U.S. alone, one estimate suggests 500 million straws are used every single day. One study published earlier this year estimated as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world’s beaches.
Besides straws, theotherstraw also offers bamboo cutlery and coconut bowls. I’m quite fascinated. I love the look of the coconut bowls, but the real reason, I was interested, in theotherstraw is because of the bamboo spoons, forks, and knives. You see, our youngest daughter is going through chemo. It’s hard enough to get her interested in food, but when she does eat, the “taste” that come from eating with metal cutlery totally turns her off, and ruins what little appetite she has. Experts suggested switching to bamboo, and it’s really helped!
theotherstraw is a sustainable enterprise replacing single-use plastics straws with reusable, eco-friendly, organic, 100% natural, biodegradable, sustainable bamboo straws.theotherstraw was founded whilst trying to solve one of the world’s biggest challenges; plastic pollution. We are stunned with the number of plastic waste on our beaches, throughout nature, in city centers, in oceans and basically everywhere else. Plastic straws are among the top 10 plastic items found in beach clean ups every year and we have seen first-hand the negative impacts the straws were having on marine life and humans all over the world. We had to do something about it.We are obsessed with ending single-use plastic items. It makes absolutely no sense to get rid of an item within a couple seconds, especially when that item takes minutes to make and then hundreds of years to break down into tiny fractions whilst polluting land, waterways and ultimately ending up in the ocean, continuing its path of pollution. We want to inspire humanity to make more sustainable and ethical decisions. Especially when it is not difficult (at all!) to live more sustainably. We will achieve this one sip at a time.