Eco-Friendly Bars in Italy Are Using Pasta Straws to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

Here in Italy bars are starting to use pasta as straws to reduce plastic use. Our technology amazes the world another time. from r/europe

In an effort to cut down on ocean plastic, the European Union voted to ban single-use plastic items throughout the EU by 2021. This includes plastic straws, which take up around 4% of the world’s plastic pollution. However, this doesn’t mean you have to go without the drink-sipping tools. People around the world are using alternatives to plastic such as bamboo, glass, and, in Italy, they’re drinking from pasta straws!

Redditor GranFabio recently shared a photo revealing how some bars in Italy have started serving their drinks with environmentally friendly pasta straws. He writes, “Here in Italy bars are starting to use pasta as straws to reduce plastic use. Our technology amazes the world another time.” His image soon went viral, with many people loving the idea. One person wrote, “Italian engineering at its finest,” while another responded with “Now you’re speaking my linguine!”

Italy isn’t the only place to adopt the pasta straw though—a London-based company called Stroodles produces edible, biodegradable pasta straws made from wheat and water, so they’re 100% vegan too! If you’re feeling inspired to cut down on single-use plastics, you can buy packs on Stroodles pasta straws online.

People have started using pasta straws to reduce plastic waste.

 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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