Before we start talking about which material is considered ‘best’ we should instead be thinking about how we can remove these items from use and switch to reusable options instead. We need to reduce our consumption of all disposable products, no matter the material.
BYOB: try taking a refillable water bottle from home next time you're out.
Use your voice to tell retailers and producers that unwarranted packaging or any other extras are not wanted.
Carry a reusable cup to put a cap on your daily waste.
If you're able to, say no to plastic and cardboard straws in your drink.