These Eco-Friendly Pasta Straws Can Be Used Across All Beverages Except For One
By Yimin Huang, 10 Sep 2019
UK-based pasta straw startup Stroodles is introducing an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws—pasta straws.
Previously, mainstream alternatives including cardboard straws have faced backlash by the public. These straws aren’t receiving positive responses as they turn soggy easily in drinks.
Metal straws are much more functional as compared to cardboard straws, but have also gotten flak for its “non-eco-friendly production” and higher price point.
Pasta straws seemed almost perfect. The bucatini pasta is shaped like a straw, and can be resized by manufacturers to fit consumer needs. Made with just flour and water, these straws have a low cost of production and low environmental impact.
According to pasta straw producer Maxim Gelmann, CFO of Stroodles, the straws would not collapse in cold drinks for “at least an hour.” They are best used in carbonated drinks that can cover up its starchy aftertaste that can be annoying to some.
Putting them in hot drinks however, are not advisable as they might get cooked in it.
Pasta straws however, share a similar flaw with metal straws. It has an unbendable nature that makes it difficult for people with disabilities to use them. These people require the straws’ flexibility to support their restrained movements.
If you would like to try them out, you can head over to Stroodles to purchase them.
4.7 billion #plasticstraws are used in England every year. 🥤— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) May 22, 2019
Businesses like @CocoDiMama are already going plastic free, with innovative alternatives such as pasta straws.
Tell us what actions you’ll take to #PassOnPlastic in the comments below. pic.twitter.com/8vRQCFKkBR
Waitress: would you like a straw?— Laura Clarke (@LauraClarkeUK) August 12, 2019
Me: are they plastic?
Her: they are pasta!
And lo! A pasta straw. Doesn’t sog (like paper) & doesn’t taste of hospital (like metal). All round 👍 #BeyondPlastic 🌎 pic.twitter.com/nOKzxINW8f
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