Best Metal Straws Thrifter 2020

Plastic straws are being phased out in many places like restaurants and bars. While this is undoubtedly a win for the environment with way fewer straws ending up in landfills or the ocean, the replacement paper straws aren't that great at, you know, being a straw. Instead of trying to get by on flimsy paper straws, you ought to upgrade to a durable metal straw that you can take everywhere with you and re-use time after time.

Best overall: SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

Staff Pick

SipWell's 4-pack of stainless steel straws is super affordable meaning you don't have to spend a lot to ditch single-use plastic. They are each 8.46 inches long and come with a cleaning brush. They are also dishwasher safe for added convenience.

$5.89 at Amazon

Colorful: Hiware Rainbow Color Stainless Steel Straws

If regular stainless steel is a bit boring, add a pop of color with this 12-pack. The set features a mixture of straight and bent straws in 8.5-inch and 10.5-inch lengths to suit different beverage sizes. You'll love the colors and feel great using them while saving the planet one drink at a time.

$7.64 at Amazon

Extendable: OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Reusable Straw Set

This set of four 10.5-inch stainless steel straws tucks easily into your purse or glove box thanks to the included case. These straws have a durable metal construction as is the norm but they are topped with an extendable silicone tip. That makes it really comfortable to drink from.

$19.95 at Amazon

Cop the copper: Zerro Copper Reusable Straws

If you want a stylish alternative to plastic or stainless steel for at-home cocktails, go for this set of chic 100% copper straws. This is a 4-pack of straight 8.5-inch straws with an included cleaning brush. They have a food-safe lacquer on the outside to keep the shine over the long term too.

$18.99 at Amazon

Wide load: Sungrace Extra Wide Reusable Stainless Steel Straws

If you drink a lot of smoothies and milkshakes, you'll benefit from the extra-wide design of these Sungrace straws. Each straw in the 4-pack is 8.5 inches long with a generous diameter of 0.47 inches so you can easily slurp up that thick protein shake or even bubble tea.

$8.95 at Amazon

Extra long: CocoStraw Jumbo Super Long Stainless Steel Straws

These 14-inch length straws are perfect if you drink from an oversized travel mug and need your straw to reach all the way to the bottom. You also get an extra-long cleaning brush, though they are dishwasher-safe so you could do that instead.

$6.97 at Amazon

Say goodbye to plastic

The best way to ensure you don't have to use single-use plastic is to be prepared. A reusable straw is a perfect thing to keep with you when you venture out in order to help you do just that. The 4-pack of SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws is the simplest choice. They are a normal straw length, can be cleaned in the dishwasher, and you get four without spending a bunch of money.

If you want something a bit flashier, then you can pick up more colorful options that will encourage kids to want to use them or something like the Zerro Copper Reusable Straws if you want something that looks great in a cocktail. As long as the straws you pick up are food-safe, easy to clean, and long-lasting then you'll be able to avoid using hundreds of disposable plastic straws each year which is, ultimately, the goal.

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