Man Invents 'Pasta Straws' To Help Battle Plastic Pollution
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Did you hear about the Italian chef who died? He pasta way.
A true eco-warrior has created a genius idea to help fight single-use plastic pollution and in case you haven't heard Extinction Rebellion shout loud enough, single-use plastics are, like, really really bad for the envirionment.
So to help with the problem a gentleman called Maxim came up with Stroodles, straws that are not only completely environmentally friendly but also provide you with a weird little tasty snack after your g&t.
Maxim's environmentally friendly, zero-waste straws are made of durum wheat semolina and water - mopre commonly known as pasta.
Speaking to LADbible, Maxim said: "I worked in the commercial world for a long time, and I started to get sick of it. I've always really cared about the environment and I enjoy diving and travelling, so I was aware of the problem with plastic pollution.
"I came across these fun, edible straws made of pasta and realised they could be used to cut down plastic waste."
The straws decompose overnight, they're vegan-friendly, flavourless and will last an hour or so in cold drinks - if you compare that to paper straws which never fully decompose, it's really a winner.
Maxim continued: "Stroodles are fun to begin with and I think they encourage people to make realisations and think more about their choices.
"For me, the most rewarding thing is seeing people's response to Stroodles. Kids like using them because they're fun and, hopefully, they will grow up more aware of their impact and the environment."
And if that doesn't make your sustainable little heart sing, Maxim also donates Stroodles to foodbanks as well as donating some of the company's profits to charities including Ocean Plastic. What a guy.
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