It’s been a while! Back-to-school season means I have less time to write here. Fun fact: in addition to teaching and blogging, I also work as a barista during the summer at the coffee shop I’ve worked at since high school! So this post about the best zero waste straws is based on a lot of research and many hours of sipping iced coffee.
When you look for zero waste straws on Amazon, you’re met with a gazillion different choices. Not all of them are great, either. I always try to purchase things locally to cut down on shipping waste, but if, like me, you can’t find compostable or reusable straws in your area, I recommend sticking to the options below or at least just buying straws that don’t have weird gibberish brand names because that’s usually a giveaway that they’re being dropshipped from who knows where and made with who knows what.