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World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw Bids Goodbye To Plastic Forever
By Yoon Sann Wong, 18 May 2018
If you need something to suck on, suck on this.
‘FinalStraw’ is the world’s first collapsible and reusable straw that helps rid one of the most notorious sources of plastic pollution: straws. Not only are plastic straws non-biodegradable and non-recyclable, but also lightweight and can easily find their way into oceans, where they cause significant harm to wildlife.
The timely launch of ‘FinalStraw’ on Kickstarter by founders Emma Cohen and Miles Pepper joins major brands such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and most recently, National Geographic, in the growing plastic-free movement.
In the US alone, roughly 500 million plastic straws are used, daily.
With one ‘FinalStraw’, you can help save 584 plastic straws from finding their ways into oceans and landfills annually.
This cleverly designed accessory fits snugly inside a nifty case that acts like a keychain. It not only self-assembles “like magic” but also comes with a cleaning squeegee inside the case, which definitely makes life easy for anyone who loathes housework.
The lightweight 2.8-oz product has been designed in four colors ‘Suck-ulent Green’, ‘Shark-Butt Grey’, ‘Healthy Coral’, and ‘Arctic-Melt Blue’.
Support for ‘FinalStraw’ has been, to say the least, thoroughly encouraging for anyone who supports the green movement. At time of writing, its Kickstarter has raised a whopping US$1.8 million, far exceeding its US$12,500 goal. There’s 23 hours to go in the campaign so don’t miss out and show your support here.
See ‘FinalStraw’ in action below and find out why plastic is one of the biggest design failures that sorely needs a solution.
[via Kickstarter, video via Future Technology]
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