I was in search of a reusable straw because I didn't like the paper straws I got from stores when I bought drinks. So, I decided to go green and purchase my own reusable straw! And, this one is great! It comes in a little container, so it's easy to carry around. I just thought it would be easier to carry around if I can fold it, and it's been great! I didn't lose it yet! Recommend!