The Sand Straw company strives to create a reusable straw that gives back to the marine community. Each straw supports a different sea animal that is affected by plastic waste. This item includes three black stainless steel reusable straws, a compact carrying case, and one cleaning brush. With this product, Sand Straw donates 10 percent of net profits to Fish Research sponsored by the Birch Aquarium & Scripps Research. Choosing to bring your own reusable straw wherever you go will help eliminate waste. Some scientists estimate 7.5 million plastic straws polluting U.S. shorelines, and anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws on shorelines worldwide. And plastic straws are just a small percentage of the more than 8 million metric tons of plastic that end up in the ocean each year.