Bars in Italy have started using Pasta Straws and we think it's a great idea
Companies are always trying to come up with new ways to make straws to make sure they lessen their impact on the environment. McDonalds are known for switching out their plastic straws for paper ones which was a huge success, until they go all soggy, but at least they help to save the turtles.
However, what this company, 'Stroodles Pasta Straws' are doing is a little more interesting. They are simply making straws out of pasta, and what a great idea that is. Not only do they reduce the use of paper and plastic, but they can also technically be cooked and eaten after use.
As well as looking cool, Stroodles are made from wheat and water which makes them 100% vegan and biodegradable. The only thing to watch out for is if you have a gluten allergy. I would stick to paper straws if I were you.
The company itself has said that each straw can be used for up to one hour (meaning you should/or shouldn't see how many Long Island Ice-teas you can slurp up in that time), they are also tasteless which is a good thing and after use, they can be sent straight to the compost.
Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is a cracking idea and I am sure it will catch on over time. I can especially see this appearing in many fancy bars across London and Los Angeles.