A man has come up with a genius idea to create straws made of pasta to help fight plastic pollution. The man named Maxim came up with straws called Stroodles that are not only completely environmentally friendly but also provides you a tasty snack. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest problems and single-use plastic is one of the worst offenders contributing to pollution.
The zero-waste straws are made up of durum wheat semolina and water (known as pasta). Maxim said that he worked for the commercial world for a long period of time and got sick of it. He added that he always cared about the environment and was aware of the problem with plastic pollution. Those are the edible straws made of pasta and could be utilized to cut down plastic waste. The straws decompose overnight and are vegan-friendly. They are flavorless and will last for an hour in cold drinks. If they are compared to paper straws that never fully decompose, pasta straws are the winners.
He said that the stroodles are fun, to begin with and he thinks that it encourages people to make realizations and think more about their choices. He said the most rewarding thing for him is to see people's response towards Stroodles. He said kids like using them because they are fun and will grow up more aware of their impact and the environment. He also added that they are very safe to eat and people end up munching on them. He said Stroodles are definitely making a difference and they are helping both directly and indirectly. Maxim also donates stroodles to food banks and a portion of the company's profits go to charities including Ocean Plastic. The straws are also available online and at a select number of bars and restaurants.
(With inputs from Agencies)