Drinking straws are, however, a form of plastic consumption when made and become a landfill item when discarded. Straws are made from polypropylene; they are strong and can be transformed or re-used rather than recycled into other products. Polypropylene is becoming favored over polystyrene for manufacturing plastic drinking straws as polystyrene is brittle and tends to crack easily. It is also denser than water, causing straws to sink when placed into beverages. Polypropylene straws, by contrast, are much more durable and do not sink. Jumbo plastic straws are individually wrapped to keep them sanitary and safe. "Sanitary" individually wrapped to avoid contamination. Straws were originally marketed as a means for people to reduce the risk of contracting an illness from improperly washed containers, glasses, or cups. Hence jumbo size is great even for shakes. A translucent plastic straw makes it easier to drink your favorite drink. These are available in reliable paper inc. Wrapped Straws are available in a variety of sizes, colors and packaging styles. These straws cater to your soda, coffee, smoothie and other beverage needs. These are made of quality polypropylene for flexibility, strength and contact clarity. Depending on your usage or application of the straw you can select the inner straw diameter.