Did you know that plastic Straw are the cause of around 4% of the world’s plastic pollution?
In an effort to cut down on ocean plastic, the European Union voted to ban single-use plastic items throughout the EU by 2021 and quite rightly so considering how contaminating they are.
Alternatives are being introduced around the world such as bamboo, glass, and, in Italy to keep in line with their traditional foods pasta-made straws have been made!
Bars in Italy have started serving their drinks with environmentally friendly pasta straws.
Italy isn’t the only place to adopt the pasta straw though—a London-based company called Stroodles produces edible, biodegradable pasta straws made from wheat and water, so they’re 100% vegan too! And can be easily purchased online.