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National Geographic

The Death of the Plastic Straw - Hotels, resorts, safaris, and cruises are increasingly banning plastic straws... A more creative option is uncooked pasta, which is currently being used at Paradise Cove Beach Café in Malibu and tested by Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.



Chippewa Falls Business Offers Pasta Straws - Bye the Willow beer and wine lounge in Chippewa Falls is now stocking pasta straws all in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.

Owner, Dawn Bye, said, “The pasta straws have no taste to them, they hold up very well in water and for a long length of time and when you throw them away they're biodegradable.”


Desert Sun

5 Eco-friendly Plastic Straw Options - [We] polled Desert Sun and DESERT magazine readers on Instagram to find out if they are already using eco-friendly alternatives – and, turns out, they are... Roger Lehner [says] "They last long enough in your drink without going soft, but decompose much faster than paper straws."



Pasta straws replace plastic at Bristol restaurant - A restaurant in Bristol has started serving straws made out of pasta with its drinks. Brace and Browns on Whiteladies Road says it uses them to cut down on plastic.

Don't like plastic straws? Here's a solution you'd never have thought of👍🍝🙀 (via BBC Radio Bristol)



What's for dinner? - As plastic is targeted by environmental and municipal campaigns, restaurants are taking creative approaches to the problem. Would you like a pasta straw with your drink?



Malibu Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastic - In terms of environmental impact, there are alternatives to plastic straws — glass, paper, metal even. But each one had its particular flaw in the eyes of Robert Morris, who owns the Paradise Cove restaurant in Malibu, Calif.


The Malibu Times

Blog: Straws - As the late, great Sam Cooke sang, “I don’t know much about biology,” but I would venture to guess that straws made from pasta are even more biodegradable than paper straws, and they have a couple of additional advantages.