There are plenty of alternatives to single-use plastic straws, if you prefer to use one. Steel, glass, bamboo and paper are all routes that can be taken on the way to a cleaner environment. Below are some links to start you down a greener path.
Metal and silicone re-usable straws are now available at the Blank Park Zoo WildThings Gift Shop.
Jungle Straws – junglestraws.com
Hay! Straws – haystraws.com
Pasta Straws – pastastraw.org
Corn Base Plastic (PLA) straws:
Without access to a commercial composting facility, these straws can take anywhere from 100 to 1000 years to decompose in a landfill. This is why they are not included as a wildlife-friendly option.