Straws contribute around 0.25% of the global plastic waste, but the biggest problem with the straws is that they are too small to recycle. They also cause a lot of damage to marine species, since they are easy to swallow. Moreover, they contribute to microplastic and release of toxic substances.
If you really need a straw, paper, metal, glass or bamboo straws are a great solution.
Whereas paper straws are single-use, others can be used for decades!
Bamboo straws are a bit less durable and difficult to clean, whereas metal ones are durable and can be carried easily.
Because metal straws often give a metallic taste, not all people are fond of them. Glass straws, however fragile, could come in handy then. These replacements are quite cheap now, because of their rising demand.