Your sustainable bamboo straws are extremely strong and durable, but they still need to be taken care of. These are eco-friendly and all-natural; any natural thing will end its lifespan. Here is to hoping the lifespan is over after it has fulfilled its purpose. So take care of your straws, and use it up to its last breath. Below is how you can make the world a better place by taking care of your bamboo straws.
Once you happily receive your bamboo straws, clean it with hot water and dishwashing soap. The bamboo straws are handmade, and have undergone no chemical process. So, it will be useful to clean before your first sip – or not if you’re adventurous. You may then rinse your bamboo straw and dry immediately for keeping. Or use straightaway on your favorite drink! However, keep in mind to always dry your bamboo straw when you are finished with it.
Wash your bamboo straws after every use. A rinse under the tap would suffice, but you may wash it with dishwashing soap on a daily basis. Just remember to dry your bamboo straws immediately after. Bamboo straws dry quickly! Soaking or keeping them wet for too long a period may weaken the bamboo.
Aside from keeping your bamboo straws dry, keep them well-ventilated as well. Do not store in airtight containers. You may keep them in their carrying pouch. These pouches are breathable canvas made from organic cotton so you may keep them in their pouches closed.
End of Life
Bamboo straws are meant to last a year and more, but it all depends on the usage of the owner. You will be glad to know that even if you happen to shorten the lifespan of your bamboo straw, they can easily be disposed properly, and you can just get another bamboo straw without adding weight to your conscience. These bamboo straws are sustainable and compostable. Established bamboo can grow around the same time a bamboo straw can decompose. Once you decide that you have used and abused your bamboo straw, place your straw in a compost or a compost bin for its natural process of decomposition.
You could be wondering if all these are necessary. You could be saying that buying and taking care of your bamboo straw will not make a difference in the world. You could be saying ain’t nobody got time for that. However, practicing these care instructions for your bamboo straws will help everyone. These will instill a discipline and compassion on your everyday life. These things matter because it is time to cut back on the plastics. Starting with a simple straw, you will realize that small things make a huge difference.
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