Finalstraw is a reusable stainless steel straw that's meant to be used with any beverage, as long as it hasn't been heated to a temperature exceeding 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This straw has been designed to reduce the number of plastic straws disposed of each day, as in the United States, hundreds are actually thrown out in mere minutes. According to testing results, one of these straws may last you for 16 years, even if you use it a couple of times a day.
The cost of Finalstraw is $24.50 plus $5.00 shipping, for a total price of $29.50.
To start using your Finalstraw, pull it out of its case that's not much bigger than a car key, but will hold the straw comfortably when it's been folded up. The straw will expand until it reaches the length of a standard drinking straw.
As mentioned, you'll be able to use this straw to drink virtually any beverage, such as water, juice, soda or even alcohol. All you'll need to do is dunk the straw in your cup, glass or bottle. If you've ordered a drink to go from a fast food place, it'll fit nicely into the hole of most to-go cups.
You don't need to clean your straw after every use, but if you've finished drinking something like a glass of milk or alcohol, and don't want residue left behind, it's a good idea. To clean the straw, pull the drying rack out of your case and detach the cleaning squeegee from the rack. Run a little bit of water through the straw and then pull the squeegee through from end to end. This will clean the straw, and then you can leave your straw in the drying rack so it can drip off.
When obtaining a Finalstraw, you'll be able to choose between five different case colors, including coral, green, grey, blue and teal. All cases are made from recycled plastic and will attach to a keychain so you can keep your straw ready-at-hand while you're out and about.
Each straw will fold up when you're not using it, making each one about the same size as a car key, and the case that holds each one isn't much bigger than that. As a result, this type of straw will fit in the vast majority of purses or pockets, as an alternative to carrying it on a keychain.
The Finalstraw is free of the potentially harmful chemical compound known as BPA, which is still found in some kitchen accessories today, and is free of latex, too. If you're part of the segment of the population that's allergic to latex, you'll be able to drink from it without worrying about having an adverse reaction.
Each straw is dishwasher safe, along with each squeegee that comes with it, although the cases that come with these straws are not. You'll need to wash your case out with soap and water if you feel that it's gotten too dirty, and the squeegee can also be washed in that way.
Both ends of each Finalstraw are soft, which means that no matter which end of your straw you put in your mouth, the stainless steel used to craft each straw won't cut you. Plus, you won't end up cutting your fingers on either end of the straw as you hold it (and no children under your care will end up doing so, either).
It's been said that the outer shell of each straw is made from stainless steel, which is known as a durable material. However, the inner elastic section of each one is made from medical-grade and food-grade silicone—two materials that are also recognized as being durable. You may get more than a decade of use out of a single Finalstraw.
If even a small group of people start using these straws on a daily basis, instead of disposable plastic ones, that'll minimize the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. It'll also minimize the number of plastic straws that blow into oceans and other bodies of water. This, in turn, will contribute to the general health of animals and marine life since there'll be less of a chance that they'll ingest straws or get them caught in their nostrils.
Every Finalstraw comes with a small handful of cards that contain information about how harmful plastic straws can be to the environment. If you're interested in making more of a contribution to the effort to eliminate disposable straws, you can leave these cards behind at restaurants that still use them. You may also want to give one to a friend or acquaintance who doesn't have much information on the movement.
These straws are manufactured in both the United States and China. People know that in the United States, certain safety and labor standards must be followed, and the manufacturing facility in China is audited by a third party to verify the safety standards there. The Chinese facility was also selected due to the fact that it's aiming to lower its carbon footprint, which will positively contribute to the health of the environment.
Some people find that drinking a beverage from a straw that's made from metal can make the beverage taste a bit more metallic than usual. As a metal, stainless steel is more durable than plastic, but plastic may not affect the taste of a drink as much as stainless steel is able to. It would be helpful if a collapsible, reusable Finalstraw made of plastic could also be created as another alternative.
If you're responsible for grocery shopping in your household, you likely find yourself picking up dozens of packages of plastic straws per year. Fortunately, once everyone in your household starts using a Finalstraw, you won't have to obtain a single package of disposable straws ever again. Even when you leave home to visit friends or relatives, or go on vacation, you'll all be able to bring your straws along with you in their individual cases.
These straws will be able to withstand temperatures of up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit if you use them to drink hot drinks, but you should never heat these straws intentionally. If you want to heat a particular drink up in the microwave, be sure to remove your straw from your mug or cup first and put it aside until your drink has been heated.
The Finalstraw has not been designed to suck up foods that are thicker than liquid, such as pudding. If you were to use one of these straws to suck up a thicker substance, the straw could get clogged up, and then your squeegee might not be able to clean it fully.
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