I'm actually a pretty big fan of straws. I use them daily to drink dark beverages to minimize teeth staining (plus, they're fun). I've always disliked how wasteful disposable plastic straws are so I opted for glass straws instead. These straws are very handy, zero waste, and easy to clean either with a pipe cleaner or a straw cleaner (which you can purchase online). If you're a straw user, consider going glass! I bought mine here.