Tuesday, April 8, 2008

my one true love: straws

my friend julia and i were discussing our affinity for straws and how it's nice they are so cheap and recyclable but were thinking that to cut back on waste maybe we should get re-usable ones like these or these. is that taking our neurotic need for straws to a ridiculous level? maybe. am i ashamed? not in the least.

7 comments:

tjhirst said...

Don't do it! Imagine trying to clean tomato soup out of reusable straws. Been there, done that. Not a pretty picture when the residue comes out in your next root beer float.

Aliah said...

1st the comment about getting old tomato soup in your root beer float...GROSS
2nd can we make request on this site, b/c I really need a good recipe for bran muffin with fruit in them like they have a Niche on 8th and 3rd.

love ya

A-

caroline said...

good point about the residue part. that's pretty icky.

aliah, i do have a bran muffin recipe, do raisins count as fruit or what? i haven't had those ones from niche yet, i will have to sample and see what i can come up with.

i love recipe challenges!

Nancy said...

Caroline + straws forever!

I'm glad nothing's changed.

Sarita said...

I'm thinking about getting the stainless steel ones for my mother. She will love it. Seriously, her kitchen drawers are forever littered with bendy straws. And I'm afraid that her obsession has filtered down to her daughters as well.

Theresa & Raphael said...

I had read somewhere that it can take hundreds of years to decompose straws and only a few places recycle them. They do have some neat ones made from corn, potato and cane sugar that are completely biodegradable and compostable and not very expensive. Here is a link to some ideas on what to do with leftover straws. p://www.associatedcontent.com/article/574909/the_many_amazing_uses_for_a_recycled.html?cat=7
Just thought I would feed your fetish on straws-love T (Ness's friend)

Theresa & Raphael said...

I had read somewhere that it can take hundreds of years to decompose straws and only a few places recycle them. They do have some neat ones made from corn, potato and cane sugar that are completely biodegradable and compostable and not very expensive. Here is a link to some ideas on what to do with leftover straws. p://www.associatedcontent.com/article/574909/the_many_amazing_uses_for_a_recycled.html?cat=7
Just thought I would feed your fetish on straws-love T (Ness's friend)