Straws have been around for thousands of years. At least 5,000 years for anyone who is counting. When archeologists uncovered a Sumerian tomb dating back to 3,000 B.C., they found a seal that shows two men using what appear to be straws taking beer from a jar as well as tube made from gold and the precious blue stone lapis lazuli.
Most “drinking tubes” have never been that fancy, as long pieces of natural rye were often the sip sticks of choice throughout history. It wasn’t until “modern” straws were invented in the 1880s and the bendable straw in the 1930 did mass production of straws begin.
These disposable straws were convenient and seemingly benign, as most people didn’t give them a second thought. That is until 2018 when the environmental impact of single-use plastic straws came to the forefront of the collective consciousness thanks to Instagram influencers, media coverage and anti-plastic groups sharing a video of a turtle with a piece of plastic straw stuck in its nose.
Since then, corporations have vowed to phase out disposable straws and consumers have demanded alternatives to minimize plastic waste and help protect oceans, lakes and rivers.
People are passionate about the environment, so it’s a great connection point if being green is an authentic component of your brand values. When it comes to promotional products, there’s an enthusiasm for eco-friendly products like we haven’t seen for other product categories.
Stainless steel straws are a great option because they’re eco-friendly, environmentally responsible, sustainable, reusable and dishwasher safe. You’ll love these eco-friendly straw sets because they offer a variety of sizes to fit most tumblers, include a cleaning brush and come packaged for easy transport.
And if you want a bit more whimsy in your eco-friendly promotions, we’ve found a super cute colorful tie-dye straw that has a special surprise. Check ’em all out below.
Hoover Stainless Steel Straw Set
The Hoover Stainless Steel Straw Set is our number-one seller—and for good reason. It comes with one straight straw, one bent straw, one silicone tip, one cleaner brush and its own custom muslin bag that can be decorated with company logos, slogans, marketing messages or promotional designs.
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5-In-1 Reusable Stainless Steel Straw Set With Eco Tube
This 5-In-1 Reusable Stainless Steel Straw Set includes three stainless steel straws (same length, different diameters) to fit most tumblers. The durable straw brush cleans all three straws and holds the set together inside a a slim, wheat straw case that features more than 50% wheat straw mixed with plastic. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales from this item will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.
Check out this sustainable straw gift set here to help do your part in eliminating single-use straw waste.
GreenPaxx Tie-Dye Cool Straw With Clipster
Want an eye-catching way to extend your brand’s reach? This GreenPaxx® Tie-Dye Cool Straw™ fits the bill. This handcrafted, two-piece reusable straw is adjustable in length so it works with glasses of various sizes, is available in multiple colors and is made of food-grade silicone that’s dishwasher safe. The best part? The fun surprise Clipster straw holder that makes it a truly unique eco-friendly promotional product.
Add this Cool Straw to your next promo by getting it here.
Support Sustainability With Eco-Friendly Reusable Straws
While reusable straws are a natural fit for restaurants, coffee shops and beverage distributors, they can be used by schools, healthcare centers, hospitals, retirement and assisted living centers, charitable organizations and companies of any kind who want to support sustainability efforts.
And since reusable straws are such a universal product, they can be incorporated into just about any kind of marketing campaign or branding opportunity where using eco-friendly promotional products makes sense.
Think about gift packs that contain a number of items (eco-friendly drinkware, bags or apparel, perhaps) such as customer or donor thank-you gifts, employee onboarding programs, corporate sales meeting welcome boxes or client sales call leave-behind gifts.
Hosting an event and serving drinks? Reusable straws are perfect, eco-friendly accessories to top off any cocktail or soda, and they make great take-home gifts as well. You can also add eco-friendly straws to holiday gift bags to complement the eggnog mixers. What a delicious idea!
Reusable straws are also great for lumpy direct mail campaigns because they easily fit into an envelope, are relatively lightweight an inexpensive to mail, and give just the right amount of unevenness to an envelope to entice recipients to open.
The eco-friendly straws above are just a few of the amazing options available. Our concierge service can work with you to find the perfect reusable straws to incorporate into your next campaign so that you’ll be on-trend and on-budget.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment at https://meetings.hubspot.com/corpspec/chat-about-swag for a quick 10-minute chat, 20-minute new product call or 30-minute brainstorming session to get started today.
And who knows, the next time your dining in a restaurant and see fellow patrons bring their own straws, they might just have your logo on them.