How Long and Wide Should my Reusable Straw Be?

You’ve already decided to #switchthestraw, take the plunge and buy a reusable stainless steel straw.


Most straws are 8.5” which is not long enough for a typical 20oz 30oz YETI Rambler or other leading brands of travel tumbler.

It would be very annoying to shell out for a lifeline travel straw pack and only realise AFTERWARDS that your straws aren’t long enough for your favourite mug…..

Let’s go from the smallest to the largest.

    4-5inch – COCKTAIL STRAWS These are the tiny straight or bent straws for your fancy drink.
    7-8.5inch – STANDARD STRAWS These is the standard size of reusable straw size sold. Only suitable for small to medium sized glasses.
    10.5inch – LONG STRAWS This is the longest size of straw that is typically available. It is suitable for a 20oz or 30oz YETI Rambler and covers all possible eventualities. This is also the length of a standard Starbucks green plastic straw, which a useful benchmark for comparison.


The width of your straw isn’t something you typically need to think about until you decide to invest in a reusable straw set.

Standard straws have an internal diameter of

Let’s go from the smallest to the largest internal diameters.

    SLIM STRAWS – 0.15inch 3.9mm These are the tiny straws used for cocktails.
    STANDARD STRAWS – 0.196inch 5.0mm This the width of a standard sized straw.
    SMOOTHIE STRAW – 0.25inch 6.3mm This is sometimes called a Super Jumbo straw. It is suitable for smoothies, thick milkshakes, Frappucinos, freshly squeezed juices and frappes.
    BUBBLE TEA – 0.4inch 10mm This is sometimes called a Colossol straw. It is the only straw wide enough for tapioca boba for Bubble tea to pass though.

We have three straws in our reusable stainless steel travel set that are extra long and extra wide. These will enable you to enjoy bubble tea and smoothies in your favorite tumblers, while you’re on the go.

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Are Stainless Steel Drinking Straws Safe?

TL:DR Yes stainless steel drinking straws are safe, if used carefully by adults.

Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter our oceans. 500 million disposable straws are used each day. Many people have been inspired by campaigns to reduce plastic waste and switch to more sustainable alternatives.


Stainless steel straws are durable and can be reused over and over again. This makes them a better choice for the environment in comparison to single-use plastic straws. If these straws ever reach the end of their useful life, stainless steel is the most recycled material on earth.


Our straws are made of high quality 18/8 stainless steel. This 304 food grade stainless steel is corrosion-resistant. It will not degrade over time leaching a metallic taste into drinks.


Metal straws do not leach Bisphenol A (BPA) into your drinks. BPA is an industrial chemical which has been used in the production of certain plastics and resin since the 1960s. Some scientific research has shown that plastic products made with BPA can leach into food or beverages, with potential impacts on your health. Avoiding products containing BPA is one way of reducing your exposure. All of our products are safe and completely BPA free.


Help prevent rich coloured drinks, tea, coffee and wine or acidic drinks from staining your teeth by using a straw.


Our metal straws are dishwasher safe making them easy to clean and sterilize. Food grade stainless steel won’t rust. We also provide a free cleaning brush for the inside of your straws.


Our metal straws are rounded at the tips to avoid sharp edges, so they are perfectly safe for use. However, unlike plastic straws, metal straws will not bend or break. It’s important to remember that they are not as flexible as single use plastic straws during use.


Since they will not bend during use, we advise that metal straws should not be used when walking, driving or operating machinery.


Having sold the metal straws in the U.S. and Canada from June 2012 to June 2016, in August 2016, the coffee giant Starbucks announced that it had decided to recall 2.8 million metal straws after hearing four reports of children injuring their mouths while drinking from the straws.

In light of this, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned consumers that children should not be allowed to handle or use the stainless steel straws because they pose an “injury risk”).

For this reason, we DO NOT encourage children to handle or use our stainless steel straws, even with parental supervision. Paper straws are our recommended alternative for children.


Reusable stainless steel drinking straws are safe for use by responsible adults. Switching to reusable straws helps keep 584 plastic straws out of our oceans and landfill each year.

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Why Choose A Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straw?

Those single use plastic straws in your cocktails, frappucinos, juices and bubble teas will be on this planet forever. It takes 200 years for plastic to break down into tiny toxic particles.

In the US & UK, we throw away nearly 550 million plastic straws each and every day. Very little is recycled, and most ends up our landfills and the ocean.

But there’s an easy solution for straw lovers who don’t want to hurt the environment and that is reusable straws.

You’ve already seen campaigns for reusable shopping bags and reusable water bottles, and the next step is reusable straws that you can take with you to your favorite bars and cafes.

When it comes to reusable straws, there are the following options:

1. Silicone Straws

2. Bamboo Straws

3. Glass Straws

4. Stainless Steel Straws

The reason why we’ve chosen stainless steel straws is that they are incredibly durable, particularly if you want to carry them around in your bags. We use premium quality food grade stainless steel, which doesn’t absorb flavors or smells from your previous drinks. Stainless Steel is non-corrosive, meaning that it won’t rust over time. They’re also dishwasher-safe, but we also provide a free cleaning brush and carry bag to ensure that they are sparkling clean.

Our straw set is now available for purchase on Amazon EU

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