Boston-based company aims to put plastic straws in the past.

Have you ever thought about where the straws we use end up? Unfortunately, once they are disposed of by you, they usually find their way into the ocean, where they interfere with the flow of natural sea life and pollute the food chain over time. Like forks, spoons and knives, straws should be reusable! It’s one simple – but incredibly effective – step we can all take to turning the tide of human pollution.


Each day, 500 million plastic straws are used in the U.S. alone. That’s enough straws to circle the Earth 2.5 times. Made predominantly from Type 5 plastic, plastic straws are nearly impossible to recycle and never fully degrade and that’s not the only problem with plastic straws. More than 1 million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine animals die each year as a result of plastic ingestion, which leads us asking … are plastic straws worth dying for?

Image credit: The Last Plastic Straw https://thelastplasticstraw.org/

And that’s not the only issue with plastic straw use. Due to its chemical makeup, there is nothing in nature that can biodegrade plastic. Every piece of plastic ever made is still in our environment in one form or another. Incineration, one of the only plastic removal methods, isn’t a great alternative. Burned plastics release toxic dioxins into our air and we ingest them through our food supplies. Recent studies show that infants are exposed to toxic BPA through their mother’s breast milk. Overall, plastic straws create issues for ourselves and our environment that can no longer be ignored.

You can take your Sustainable Sippin’s straws with you everywhere you go!

Sustainable Sippin’ strives to make plastic straws a thing of the past. Owning your own reusable straw is a great first step toward reducing your environmental footprint and demonstrating your commitment to a cleaner Earth. Did you know that plastic straws change the flavor of your drink? Sustainably Sippin’ from a reusable straw not only makes a statement about what you stand for, it improves the taste of your drink. 

Sustainable Sippin’ wants to make plastic straws a thing of the past. Owning a reusable straw is a great 1st step toward reducing your environmental footprint and showing your commitment to a cleaner Earth.

Sustainable Sippin’ was created by two Bentley University marketing students Shannon Fairweather (’20) and Daniel Linger (’17) who wanted to take what they learned about plastic waste in their Industrial Ecology class and make a difference in the world. From colorful glass bottles and insulated tumblers to glass, bamboo, and steel straws, Sustainable Sippin’ provides consumers with products that are trendy, high-quality, reasonably priced and environmentally friendly – making it all too easy to sip sustainably and in style.

The company’s mission is to bring high quality, affordable, reusable straws into the marketplace and ultimately start a movement that puts plastic in the past.

Sipping from a metal straw actually makes your drink taste better!

Because Sustainable Sippin’ is committed to making and leaving a positive impact on the world we live in, they are also donating 5% of straw sale proceeds to The Conservation Law Foundation, a New England based non-profit organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions for our environment. 

Shop Sustainable Sippin’ products now!

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With an over-the-top LOVE for Boston, Shannon is a recent graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School now setting off to study Creative Industries at Bentley University. In between school, dance and entrepreneurial adventures, Shannon likes to celebrity-track, plan fun events, attend concerts, travel and hang out with friends … particularly her dog Bella. Shannon took on the challenge of creating Dirty Water Teen as part of her family’s company – Dirty Water Media – with plans to deliver the same entertaining and fun content that Dirty Water TV, Dirty Water Radio, Dirty Water Media, Dirty Water Sports & Dirty Water News have been doing for years. “Boston teens like to have fun,” says Shannon. “And Dirty Water Teen is a cool way to stay on top of the trends, attend the hottest events, and stay on top of the latest trends, styles, music, sports and experiences here in this amazing city!”

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