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January 11, 2019

 photo by Tracy Wentzel

New at StrawSleeves – Organic Cotton!

The momentum to live plastic free and travel with re-usable items is on the increase, and we could not be more excited! Finding non-plastic replacements and avoiding single-use straws and utensils has not been an easy quest for those who wish to lessen their footprint on our planet. The good news?  It is getting easier!

StrawSleeves' Re-sellers are offering the purest, most earth-friendly goods for every day lifestyles. The demand is i...

May 15, 2018

It's not just the straw....

The progression of news about plastic straws has spiraled to new heights in recent months.  It is not just about the turtle anymore. Concerns with ocean plastic, city litter, non recycle-ability, and even toxicity, is an alert to the masses that single use plastic straws are on the way out.  Reusable straws are now the super cool trend. The next step is to pack and carry, spurring the “bring your own” age. The practice includes reusable totes and baskets making a comeback from decades ago, an eas...

February 18, 2018

Hold The Straw

The commitment to refuse plastic straws in your daily routine has taken a new turn as you dine out at your favorite restaurant and request, “No straw, thank you” to the server.  You even bring your own glass straw to use. Your server brings your iced tea and you notice the plastic straw protruding from the crushed ice! Many are discussing this common occurrence as they share with each other the ways of learning to eradicate single-use plastic habits from their daily choices.

Grasping At Straws

Why are we focusi...

December 27, 2017

The New Year is showing promise of more people embracing sustainable actions. 2018 will be even better! The growing sales at the StrawSleeves online store is proof. Our customers are searching for sustainable items and ways to bring their own reusable straws and utensils with them when they go out. 2017 showed a surge in these online searches. Turn the calendar page to 2018 and we are seeing the momentum building. For it is you, the person that is reading this right now, that is literally saving our planet!

Noticeably, ther...

October 24, 2017

Save the can! And go get yourself a "real" pumpkin to cook up! You not only save the can but the taste is nothing like canned pumpkin.

You can read more about processing pumpkins in my personal Instagram post here. And more ideas and information about processing pumpkins here.

It's really easy to freeze scoops of pureed or mashed pumpkin for this recipe, you can find instructions in this post.

"Real" Pumpkin Smoothie 

1/2 cup frozen pumpkin puree

1 whole frozen banana (chunks)

2 dates

1 1/2 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup

1 3/4 teaspo...

September 1, 2017

Last September, reports about the perils of plastic straws hit the news media with a movement of why we should all gravitate away for our current plastic straw habits. The 500 Million Straws (in the USA alone) quote is repeated in almost every news report with different suggestions and solutions of how we are going to go about ridding our environment of the mounting plastic that accumulates minute by minute. Straw bans are scrutinized and restaurants are eager to start leading the way as we continue to delve into this issu...

August 7, 2017

Surfrider is organizing an event to show how you can have a good time and still forgo the plastic straw! Get ready for the first No Straw Bar Crawl organized by SurfriderLA.

Plastic straws have been ranked in the top 10 list of items found on the beach during beach clean-ups since 1989! Eliminating the unnecessary use of single-use plastic straws is a major policy initiative for us this year.

The West LA and Malibu Chapter of Surfrider are advocating to the city of Santa Monica to consider banning plastic straws or AT LEAST...

July 5, 2017

 What favorite reusable straws have you found?

There is a new Facebook Groups page where you may ask to join and participate in the conversation and posting of photos. Participants are encouraged to interact with stores and reusable straw manufacturers to share ideas of how to make plastic straws extinct.

Many restaurants are leading the way towards curbing the constant barrage of plastic straws that are put before us day after day. But, not many of them provide a solution to the dedicated straw user.

We all make straw choice...

January 16, 2017

It all started long ago with the quest for an outting, a change of scenery, to spend time away from home, and in the out of doors...... 

The Picnic - We can learn a lot for our Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents if we had paid attention. With a little planning, the picnic basket was properly packed with the contents of a meal, and all that the meal required to be consumed from.  Dishes and cups were wrapped in dish towels and silverware was rolled in a napkin to be nestled in among the jars of jelly and pickles, cloth wr...

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