Although Bangkok is not mere moments away from the plastic-free era, the city is gradually getting into the practice of using non-polluting products. And with a slew of restaurants in the city supporting the new plastic straw anti-culture, diners will casually encounter a variation of straw alternatives studded on their drinks.

So anyone who has a penchant for environmentally-safe products, here we’ve curated a collection of substitutes for plastic straw just to give you an idea of what reusable and biodegradable straws are available out there. Those hankering to become a green consumer, let’s get into this eco-friendly club.

1

Pasta Straw

Image credit: Instagram/payapate_

2

Metal Straw

Image credit: Instagram/beechyhead

3

Paper Straw

Image credit: Instagram/disneymagicfanatic

4

Bamboo Straw

Image credit: Instagram/clarity_craft_house

5

Lemongrass Straw

Image credit: Instagram/litterlessliving

6

Wheat Straw

Image credit: Instagram/whatawheat_straw

7

Morning Glory Straw

Image credit: Instagram/em_indy

8

Cinnamon Straw

Image credit: Instagram/hmc_vt__

9

Rose Stem Straw

Image credit:Instagram/foragerium

10

Glass Straw

Image credit: Instagram/barstuff.de

11

Colourful Metal Straw

Image credit: Instagram/jc_stainless.straw

12

Silicone Straw

Image credit: Instagram/buyskuuy

Where to shop for reusable and disposable straws: 

Beaker & Glass, Zero Waste Thailand, Broccoli Revolution, Organic Supply, Zero Moment Refillery, Grocery Suan Plu by El Mercado, Refill Station.

 

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.