Plastic Straws are one of classic examples of single use plastics. More than 500 million straws are thrown away each day in the U.S. alone (1). Majority of these straws are made from Polypropylene, a material which degrades slowly, and along with other items smaller items are quite difficult to recycle. As a result, straws always end up in a landfill or damaging our oceans and marine wildlife. Edible Straws are a great alternative to single-use plastic straws. Here’s a curated list of best available Edible Straws:
The NOM Company: Edible Straws
The flavoured NOM Company straws are made from wheat flour, rice flour, sugar, vegetable refined oil and 15+ ingredients. The straws are FSSAI approved, 100% biodegradable and are ready to be eaten as baked snack item for your beverages. Every pack contains 15 units of straws which can be used with any type of beverages.
Edible Straws by Ooble
Ooble Innovations has developed 100% plant-based straws that are edible, biodegradable and come in different flavors. The straws are made using a combination of cereal flours and plant oils. It remains sturdy in liquids for 30-45 minutes, so you can enjoy your beverage and when you are done you can bite into the straw. The straws work really well with smoothies, shakes, juices and cocktails. The straws have no impact on the taste of the beverage when you sip with them, and consumers will only experience the flavor when they bite into the straw. The straws cost about 25% more than those made of plastic and must be kept in an airtight box. They last for three days once open and 30 minutes in liquid.