Straws may seem out of place in most break rooms, but there are a few places that have soda fountains and to-go cups on the counters. For these places, straws are a necessity. Also, some workers may want a straw to drink their water which reduces the risk of spilling it all over their desk and keyboard. You can place the straws in one of those cups or simply leave them in the box, but the box or cup could spill, depositing hundreds of straws on the floor. A better choice is to get an actual dispenser to keep the straws nicely organized and easy to access. As with any disposables, you can choose between conventional or more eco-friendly options. Though they may cost more, eco-friendly straws are cost far less in environmental damage tolls.