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Straws (for drinking with)

Find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle straws.

Reduce

You could ask not to have a plastic straw in your drinks at a café or restaurant. If you use straws a lot you could have your own reusable alternative e.g. ones made out of hard plastic or metal.

Reuse

Plastic straws can be reused in a number of creative ways. This webpage has some great ideas.

Recycle

For advice on hard metal straws, see "Metal".

For advice on hard plastics straws, see "Plastics (hard)".