With bills proposing bans on single-use plastic drinking straws popping up across the United States, now's the perfect time to test out the best reusable straws. ICYMI: Plastic straws are pretty terrible for the environment, and choosing an ocean-friendly alternative made from an FDA-approved material like bamboo, plastic, steel, or silicone is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint. These reusable options are durable for long-lasting use and, of course, completely safe for drinking.
Here, I've rounded up the highest quality straws. They'll last for years — saving money on straws in the long run — and can fit into a variety of cups including the best travel mugs. What’s more, they’re (mostly) all dishwasher-friendly, come with handy cleaning brushes, and some even boast colorful designs to make your next beverage a little brighter. Who doesn't want that?
The best overall straw set I found is a rainbow 12-pack of BPA-free solid colored plastic ones from Cupture with an affordable $10 price tag for 12. Given the value, size, and quality, these straws are the best for most people — but not all people. If you sip thicker drinks (like frappes or smoothies) you'll want to check out the wider silicone straws. Looking for an even more eco-friendly option? There's bamboo ones, too.