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Plastic straws may seem small and insignificant, but each day in the United States half a billion used straws end up in landfills, or on streets or beaches. Instead of using petroleum-based plastic straws for your summer gatherings, opt instead for compostable or reusable straws, such as these cool swaps.

EcoStraw 10-inch Smoothie Straw

Hewn in the United States, this Pyrex, dishwasher-safe straw is wider than standard straws to accommodate viscous liquids like smoothies.

Susty Party Paper Straws

Compostable in municipal facilities, each beautiful, celebratory 7.75-inch straw comes from renewable, sustainably harvested paper. Plus, they're made in the U.S.A.

CocoStraw Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

Made with food-grade stainless steel, these unbreakable straws are perfect replacements for plastic varieties. Each four-pack comes with a cleaner, too.