Single-use plastic straws are so 2010. If you’re already not on, get onto the reusable train, folks! But with so many reusable straws on the market, we can understand how it can get a little overwhelming. So, allow us to explain why WonderSip is the most hygienic straw on the market!
Reusable straws are part of a small change to help the environment. You can get metal straws, glass straws, silicone, or reusable plastic. Some are collapsable for easy storage. You can easily toss them into a purse or backpack to take with you on the go. All of which are considerably much better for the environment!
But, let’s be honest, some reusable straws can get…let’s just say, pretty nasty. And that’s part of the reason so many people haven’t switched from single-use plastic. We get it! The little hole, the length of the straw, makes it difficult to clean sometimes. Reusable straws can carry a lot of bacteria if not cleaned properly. EW!
The bacteria comes from the straws holding onto the water inside of them. The leftover moisture makes it a breeding ground for the bacteria and can build up over time. If you usually use your reusable straws with sugary drinks or thicker drinks such as smoothies, your straws are prone to even more bacteria. This is because the little particles of sugar or remnants of your drink get stuck inside. A lot of reusable straws are opaque as well. While we love cute straws, we want to be able to see whatever accumulated dirt and germs are living inside. Glass straws are usually translucent, but it's glass, and you can risk breaking it and getting hurt. And they are still just as hard to clean.
It’s hard to reach the entire surface of the inside of a straw. You would need a little spoolie to clean and scrub the inside. But, even with a straw cleaner, you can risk potentially not getting to each little space of the straw. And because we cannot see the inside of it, how do we even know if it’s clean?! It’ll drive us nuts!
Let us not forget how reusable straws are used everywhere. Putting them in your bag, moving from one glass to another, the germs get around! Also, if you keep a straw in a closed water bottle, whether it’s one that is a screw top or a built-in one, there is no drainage. According to a lab experiment by EmLab P&K, these straws can be as filthy as a toilet seat unit-wise. Gross!
That’s why WonderSip straws are the most hygienic straws on the market. With our straws, you don’t need to worry about the buildup of bacteria or the particles stored inside. You can literally see the inside of your straw without squinting through a tiny, little hole. With WonderSip straws, you can open those babies up with just a snap. Each surface of the straw is exposed to you for an easy clean. You can take your regular dish soap and sponge and clean the inside of it easily. They are also machine washable. Our straws come in a cute washable little bag to maintain cleanliness when you take them on the go. WonderSip allows us to be more conscious about the environment while still prioritizing our health, time, and energy. We love to see it ;).