The Materials

Single-Use Plastic Bamboo Glass Paper Sillicone Stainless Steel
Appearance Standard Exotic & Tropical Chic & Elegant Festive & Vibrant Simple & Dependable Modern & Stylish
Texture & Feel Average & Smooth Hard & Natural Very Hard & Very Smooth Very Soft & Smooth Soft & Rubbery Very Hard & Very Smooth
Chewability Great Are you a panda? Terrible Short-Lived Fantastic Terrible
Weight Very Light Light Heavy Very Light Light Moderately Heavy
Durability Single-Use Limited  Durable 15 Minutes Durable Very Durable
Special Attributes Pretty Convenient 100% Organic Transparent Impractical above
86°F
Ultra-hygienic Gets Hot or Cold Quickly
Kid-Friendliness Good Average Bad Very Good Excellent Bad
Cleaning N/A Average Easy N/A Easy/Dishwashable Easy/Dishwashable
Biodegradable No Yes No Depends No No
Compostable No Yes No Depends No No
Recyclable Yes but Impractical No Yes No Yes Yes
Eco-Friendliness Very Bad Excellent Good Average Good Good
Ideal For Cheap Fixes & Dolphin Haters Craft Cocktails & Eco-Enthusiasts Hot Drinks, Pre-toast Clinking & Aspiring Chemists Parties & Seriously Artsy-Craftsy People Kids, Seniors & Germophobes  Busy Restaurants & Spontaneous Sword Fights
Relative Cost per Unit Very Low Average High Low Average-High Average-High