Silicone is a great alternative to plastic straws because of how comfortable they are when using them. Unlike metal straws for example, these straws feel soft and can't hurt your teeth. This also makes them great for kids. Another great advantage to these silicone straws is they are easily cleaned. Though this product comes with a free cleaning brush as well, they are also dishwasher safe so you can just pop them in the dishwasher when you're running short on time. The silicone is BPA Free and the product includes a free carrying bag so you can bring these straws with you when you're on the go. Help the environment and make the switch to a great plastic straw alternative!