The solution: a set of glass straws for your home. You can even sew up a little travel pouch for packed lunches and your handbag.
Made in the US, glass straws are dishwasher safe, BPA-free and actually guaranteed not to break for their lifetime. But the most comforting part is, you can be sure that your glass straws will not end up floating in an ocean or a landfill.
Do a google search to find an Australian retailer near you, or your can order them online from the US with a $4 delivery charge. ** Please note I am not being sponsored by any company to recommend this product, I just believe in the cause and think that it is an important green change than is often overlooked.