● Plastic straws are quickly becoming a dining taboo:
2018 was full of debate about plastic straws as an environmental issues.
In July, Seattle became the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils. Corporate bans are also quickly gaining momentum: major
companies like Starbucks, Aramark and American Airlines are vowing to stop offering plastic straws.
On the other hand, also in Europe, the EU-Parliament has decided by a large majority to ban the sale of disposable plastic products. The prohibition of disposable products such as plastic drinking straws, disposable tableware, cups, cotton swabs, balloons or food packaging made of expanded plastic, will be applied from 2021.
At this point now, we are looking at the end of free, readily-available plastic straws, and found new straws alternatives for replacing plastic straws.
● Stainless steel alternative to plastic:
As the best way of substitute for an ordinary plastic straw "Metallic Straw", a reusable stainless straws are produced by SEKIKAWA based in Tsubame, Niigata, Japan, the center of cutleries and steel manufacturing. Using these straws is a good way to reducing plastic waste. Switch to those eco-friendly reusable straws and say goodbye to plastic straws!
● Product information:
- 1 piece 18/8 Stainless Steel Straw
- includes 1 piece of cleaning brush
Feature 1: Reusable
You can use this item repeatedly instead of using disposable plastic straws.
Feature 2: Easy to clean
Simply rinse them out after every use with the cleaning brush. They can also be washed in the dishwasher.
Features 3: Made in Tsubame quality
You can not find burrs in every detail part of straws. As the deburring of thin stainless steel straws are carefully done by hand as a finish process, the straw has a very smooth surface.
"Metallic Straw" is produced by SEKIKAWA Co., in Tusabame city, a traditional Metalwork-Manufacturing Region in Niigata/Japan.
Reusable straw made of stainless steel. Can be also used as a stirrer. Comes with a cleaner brush with nylon bristle to ease cleaning inside the straw.
[ Use & Care ]
Reusable / Use straw brush to wash. It is dishwasher safe too.
- contents/Lieferumfang: 1x straw, 1x cleaning brush
- material/Material......... Stainless-Steel / Edelstahl
- color/Farbe............... silver
- Dimensions (outside, approximate)/Größe (Außen, ca.)..... Ø 6 mm x 198 mm
- Item weight (approximate)/Gewicht netto (ca.) ....... 10 g
- Shipping weight (approximate)/Gewicht total (ca.)... 20 g
- Manufacturer/Hersteller: SEKIKAWA Co., Ltd.
- Country of origin/Herkunftsland..... Straw: Japan, Brush: China
from TSUBAME-City, a traditional Metalwork manufacturing region
Photo: Idea Sekikawa Co., Ltd.
The city of Tsubame in Japan 's snow country of Niigata is an area of traditional local industry that is the cornerstone of metal craftsmanship.
In this Tsubame city, Sekikawa Kouhan Co., Ltd. was established in 1985 as a metal manufacturing company. They have focused on self-manufacture from planning to manufacturing and sales, and continued to expand their business activity. In 2001, newly, a company Idea Sekikawa Co., Ltd. was founded, who specialized for cunsumer metal products. They have been launched the successive wide variety of new steel products such as stainless straws and thermally conductive aluminum ice cream spoons(*).
Recently, due to the movement for non-plastic straws, their stainless straws have received particular attention and have been featured in Japanese TV shows and magazines.
(*) Find other Sekikawa's popular product "heat conductive ice cream scoop" ⇒ go to SHOP (coming soon)