Dude, Where's My Non-Plastic Straw?
What's Going On Here?
A folding metal straw in a swanky little box could soon be hanging from your keyring. It is the latest headline-hitting solution to the world’s suckiest problem...plastic straws.
What Does This Mean?
The guys and gals at Final Straw have hit it big around the globe with their crowdfunding campaign. They aimed to raise £9,000 to get the business up-and-running but they’ve already raised over £600,000 before launch. Ex-straw-dinary.
The funky metal straw has soft ends for your easy-drinking pleasure and is gonna hit the market at about £20 a pop.
Even though Americans use enough straws to wrap around the Earth 2.5 times every day. This is just one minor problem in an ocean of plastic detritus.
Why Should We Care?
Straws aren’t the real problem here. Drinking through fewer plastic straws isn’t going to remove the plastic already in our environment - from those in your local stream to those in the Thames or the Pacific Ocean.
Those plastics aren’t going to degrade nor is the waste management problem in developing countries going to stop with a metal straw.
The moral is: yes ditch the plastic straws. Refuse them at all costs. They are a blight on the environment and they’re a waste of time and money.
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