EcoRubric 16:48 30 May 2020

Instead of plastic. In Ukraine, they make straws for drinks from rye and reed stalks

Unlike other straws, they don't soak in either cold or hot liquids and decompose in compost for 3-6 months

Climate change and pollution are not just caused by giant corporations or governments. Ordinary people like us create a significant part of the problem during our life because we are so used to it.

Plastic straws for drinks are a great illustration. It would seem that you can drink any drink without it, but we are so used to them we don't even think about how many of them we use and how their single use is impractical. But there are other ways.

The company Yes Straws, where Olesia Vershyhora is the COO, has found an ideal solution. It turns out that the straws can be both disposable and environmentally friendly.

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