Alternative to Plastic Straws
As the world is becoming more eco-conscious, people are starting to shy away from using plastic disposable straws. That’s because the plastic used to make them is not biodegradable, and while straws are recyclable, they are rarely put in the recycling bin. Instead, they are tossed in the garbage with other food items. Unfortunately, much of the world’s garbage ends up in our oceans, and this includes the discarded straws. Their small size can wreak havoc on marine life, especially if an animal such as a fish or turtle confuses the straw for food and attempts to eat it. So, consider these options instead of plastic straws:
- Biodegradable straws – If you still want the convenience of a disposable straw, then use one that is friendlier for the environment. There are many options nowadays for straws that are made from biodegradable materials, such as paper and even corn.
- Metal straws – To truly reduce waste, get straws that are reusable and wash them after drinking. There are many metal straw options available today, which are suitable for hot or cold drinks.
- Drink lids – If you want to forgo straws completely but still want an option for easy drinking on-the-go, then get cups that come with drinks lids. There are many reusable options, or even cups and lids made of biodegradable materials.
Following these tips, our residents can help to reduce waste whether they are enjoying a beverage in their apartments in Mount Dora, FL, or when they are out and about. To learn more about the Veranda Apartment Homes community, contact the leasing office today.