Jul 22, 2019 | Updated: 09:15 AM EDT

Malaysian Company Makes Edible Rice Straws To Save The Earth

Jul 12, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

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We will be drowned by plastic someday, and that day is not far away. Thankfully, we are now more aware of our plastic contribution. There are a lot of people, cafes and restaurants are making efforts by switching plastic straws to metal straws. But some people are asking how the metal straws are cleaned and if they are being shared with hundreds of people everyday when the drinks are served with a metal straw.

This is no longer an issue as there is now a solution, and they are edible rice drinking straws. This new invention was founded by a company called Mistraws Manufacturing Sdn, Bhd, and this new invention is based on efforts to solve the plastic wastage. These edible rice straws are also called Mistraws, and they are made from 100% natural ingredients, rice and tapioca. Not only can you use it as a regular straw, but it is also completely edible. It is time to ditch the plastic straws or even your metal straws.

There are metal, bamboo, paper and other plant-based straws that are available on the market, but each of them comes with certain flaws. Metal straws can't be carried around 24/7 without the risk of losing it and hygiene is also a concern. Paper straws, on the other hand, could not sustain long enough in liquid and they tend to alter the flavor of your drinks.

Mistraws Edible Rice Drinking Straw ticks the box, minus all of the problems that are mentioned above. Not only is it fully biodegradable, which decomposes within 100 days (while plastic takes up to 500 years), this type of straw could sustain in cold drinks for 4 to 6 hours, and in warm drinks up to 3 hours, without losing its shape and strength. This is the ultimate solution for the ongoing plastic straw issue. The Mistraws Edible Rice Drinking Straw is eco-friendly and economical, they also come in 3 different sizes.

People are becoming more aware about the issue of plastic straws, they may be little, but they are a part of a huge issue. Plastic straws are too small to be recycled, so they end up in landfills and worse, in our ocean.

In 2015, the United States started banning plastic straws after finding out that a lot of sea creatures die from them, since some digests them and some gets tangled by them. This is when the "Save the turtles" campaign started. In 2016, the campaign was brought to the United Kingdom and Canada, until it slowly spread across Europe and now it reached Asia.

We are now slowly but surely reducing our plastic consumption in our desperate attempt to save our planet before it is too late.

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