Reusable glass straws that may make it simple to say goodbye to plastic
It’s a new year and a new decade (what ?! how?!) And a great time to get involved with our planet. One of the main culprits is disposable plastic straws, billions of which are thrown out each year to land in our oceans and beaches. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of using a paper straw as a replacement, you are probably familiar with the fact that it dissolves faster than you can drink your drink and at the same time leaves paper residue on your lips, making it clear that this is not a good solution is. Glass jumps in here to save the day, and in this case, 100% recycled borosilicate glass that can be used in hot or cold drinks. Benjamin Hubert from the design agency LAYER has developed a collection of reusable glass straws in cooperation with the magazine Surface, which represents a vivid alternative and at the same time serves as the focus for a table.
The trio of glass straws is available in complementary colors in a glass jar made of glass bells and recycled rubber. When not in use, they can live in the glass and form a unique, branch-like composition that waits for your straw needs. The sculptural straws vary in height and diameter and are suitable for various types of drinks from cocktails to bubble tea.
The glass is not only reusable but also recyclable, biodegradable and hypoallergenic, making it the perfect material for a straw. They are also easy to clean. And unlike metal straws, the taste doesn’t change like when using metal.
Unfortunately, these straws are only issued at Surface events and cannot be bought.