Industry Insight

Trend Alert: Eco-Friendly Reusable Straws

Your mind might not immediately go to straws when you think of the word “trendy.” Still, reusable, eco-friendly straws are on the rise, especially those you can customize with a design or message!

Are you ready for something new at your next event? Whether you need wedding favors, trade show giveaways, or something cool for your restaurant’s gift shop, you can’t go wrong with custom reusable straws!

A Sip for Every Style

Some people simply prefer sipping from a straw instead of straight from the cup. This could be for many reasons – taste preference, they don’t want to ruin their lipstick, or perhaps you think drink pics look better with a straw on social media. Not to mention, you tend to take longer sips and quench your thirst faster with a straw in your drink.

That’s why a silicone straw set with your logo or company name printed on the case is such a great giveaway at outdoor events. If you’re hosting a lemonade making contest, a community barbeque, or a giant pool party, these reusable straws are perfect for solo cups full of lemonade and water.

Better for the Planet

Plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, and even then, will never come off the Earth completely. They end up affecting wildlife, the ocean, and even the air we breathe. It’s no wonder many restaurants are banning disposable straws altogether!

Reusable straws are much safer for the environment! Non-profits dedicated to a greener planet or any organization hosting an eco-friendly marketing campaign for the first time should make custom stainless steel straws part of their promotional efforts.

Drinks On-the-Go

On a long road trip, you’re probably going to get really thirsty. This can be dangerous as a study found that thirsty drivers are more likely to get in an accident than those who are well-hydrated. Skip the plastic straw in the drive thru and come prepared with your own silicone straw keychain.

If you work in the travel industry, take note. Collapsible straws will become essential to your clients’ packing list. They’ll want them when they’re on a plane and aren’t provided anything to sip from or on the highway and want a quick sip from their bottle of soda.

You don’t have to go with the same old tote bags and pens when it comes to your advertising giveaways. Straws are new and exciting promotional products that will be used time and time again.   

For more information about custom straws, reach out to any of the awesome reps at Quality Logo Products®. They know a thing or two about the latest and greatest in promotional products trends!

References

Buczynski, B. (2016, August 9). 3 Surprising Reasons to Put a Straw in Your Water Bottle. Retrieved from, https://www.care2.com/greenliving/3-surprising-reasons-to-put-a-straw-in-your-water-bottle.html

Get Green Now. (2018, January 25). The Environmental Impact of Plastic Straws – Facts, Statistics, and Infographic. Retrieved from, https://get-green-now.com/environmental-impact-plastic-straws/

Coverhound. (2015, April 27). Thirsty Drivers May Be at More Risk for Accidents. Retrieved from, https://coverhound.com/insurance-learning-center/thirsty-drivers-may-be-at-more-risk-for-accidents