Everyday we throw away enough plastic straws that, if joined end-to-end, they would go around the equator of Earth 2.5 times! This is a pretty startling fact. We were shocked too. CaliWoods is a NZ company founded by Shay Lawrence who was inspired to create a sustainable product that would help people avoid using plastic in their day-to-day lives while backpacking and seeing first-hand the effect that we humans have on the planet. CaliWoods stainless steel straws are a far better alternative to single-use plastic, and everyone should have them in their homes. If that hasn't got you convinced, here are a few more reasons... 1. Reusables are more eco. Plastic Never Goes Away. Every single plastic straw that was ever made, still exists today in some form. It has just broken down into smaller pieces. Marine life and birds are now mistaking these little pieces for food. They can't digest the plastic in their stomach and end up in a lot of pain. Many birds and fish, even whales, are dying from eating plastic. Plastic has now made its way into the human food chain. Eww. 2. They are healthier. Stop chewing on that petrochemical straw! CaliStraws are non-leaching; there's no BPA, PVC, lead or phthalates. 3. They make drinks look ridiculously good. Strong smoothie game, meet stronger smoothie game. Your drinks will look great.