Has a smoothie company found the perfect replacement for plastic straws?
The demise of the plastic straw due to its impact on the environment has brought about the search for its replacement.
The carrot straw promises to eliminate the problems associated with the plastic straw, and comply with bans that have been placed on plastic straws. The carrot straw can either be eaten or composted when finished. It will not impact landfills or oceans in the same way that plastic straws are doing.
Video Spotlight: Here’s how little plastic straws are wrecking our oceans
This post is based on the Delish.com article, This Smoothie Store Is Testing Hollowed-Out Carrot Straws Ahead Of Earth Day, by Madison Flager, April 19, 2019; and the YouTube video, Here’s how little plastic straws are wrecking our oceans, by USA Today, May 29, 2018. Image source: McGraw-Hill Edudation
1. Why introduce carrot straws?
Guidance: The carrot straw is part of the search for the replacement for the plastic straw. Carrot straws offer the advantage of either eating or composting it when done. Obviously, much more environmentally friendly compared to a plastic straw.
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