Plastic straws. I see it everywhere. You use it in your flavored drinks, soft drinks, milk teas, frappes, blended beverages, etc. Then after their one-time use, we dispose of them. An alternative to just stop using plastic straws (if you can’t, just like me) is to buy one that is reusable. Which I DID! I bought a set of stainless steel straws for my straw-using pleasure.
How and where did I get one?
I ordered my set of straws from Sip PH‘s website. Sip PH is one of the the first local company which provides reusable stainless steel straws (KUDOS!).
1. You can buy online (it’s easy as pie!)
- choose your straw set of preference
Classic Set (120 php) – “Inclusive of a stainless steel straw (6mm in diameter, 8.5″ in length), a brush (7″ in length), and a Katcha Container.”
Duo Set (200 php) – “Inclusive of a THICK DIAMETER (12mm in diameter, 8.5″ in length) Milk Tea Straw, a THICK Milk Tea Brush (240mm in length), a CLASSIC STRAW (6mm in diameter, 8.5″ in length) and a Katcha Container.”
Family Set (350 php) – “Inclusive of FOUR Classic Straws(6mm in diameter, 8.5″ in length), a Classic Brush (7″ in length) and a Katcha Container.”
Milk Tea Set (150 php) – “Inclusive of a THICK DIAMETER (12mm in diameter, 8.5″ in length) Milk Tea Straw, a THICK Milk Tea Brush (240mm in length), and a Katcha Container.”
I purchased the DUO set!
** just look at that beautiful packaging!!! **
- pay thru bpi/bdo/cash on delivery
** screen captured from Sip PH website **
- delivery came in one day after online purchase
- THANK YOU note from the CEO, Pocholo Espina
** Hello Phoebe,
I just wanted to take a second to thank you for your effort to help the environment, and your recent purchase to help scale our efforts. As you use our product, you are one-step closer to making the switch to the zero-waste lifestyle! Thank you for helping the world in your own little way. If you have any questions or if there is anything else I can help you with, please reach out to me without hesitation.
Thank you again.
Saving the earth one straw at a time,
Pocholo Miguel Espina
Sip Steel Straws **
Really appreciated this Mr. Espina. More power in what you do!
2. You can buy at COMMON ROOM PH (Alabang Town Center)
- additional 15% on top of the regular price
It is so easy to use! How hard can it be anyway? It is easy to wash too, no rocket science involved. It’s just such a great feeling to know that I prevented another piece of straw from harming any sea creatures.
It all boils down to these two things: 1. buy your own steel straw for you to be able to re-use it; 2. actually re-use it! make the decisive decision every time to not ask for a plastic straw and instead use your own.
Next time someone offers you a plastic straw, remember this turtle:
** photo credit to: plastic pollution coalition **
What you can do!
I highly encourage straw-lovers to purchase your own personal set. It is a step towards (as cliché as it sounds) saving our planet, saving the sea-creatures, and saving the future generation.
** enjoying my iced white chocolate mocha drink using my reusable straw **
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