Metal straws have recently become more and more relevant, as well as more readily available, as the world realizes that single-use plastic straws are super detrimental to our environment.
Though they may be small, these plastic straws pack a seriously powerful punch when it comes to trash and litter. Americans alone use around 390 million straws everyday. That's just one country — one country disposing of hundreds of millions of straws that take up to 200 years to decompose and that consistently harm ocean wildlife.
So, making the switch to metal eco-friendly reusable straws seems like the right way to go. But while they're beneficial to our environment, this story proves that these straws can also pose some risks to our own health if we're not careful.