Bucatini straws can be found in bars and restaurants around the world. An original solution to put an end to plastic straws.
After paper, bamboo or metal straws, the new alternative to plastic is noodle straw. A quick search with the hashtag #pastastraw shows us that the solution is used in all corners of the world: Germany, England, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Japan or Africa.
This sustainable option is adopted by bars, restaurants and cafes and, little by little, it is adding more and more followers every day. The type of bucatini (spaghetti with a hole in the center) is the chosen solution.
Even present in so many places, it is Italy that has gained in importance in recent days. Many Italian companies have joined the initiative. Now, to say that Italians use pasta to replace straws seems like a joke. And maybe it is. What happens is that these articles are based on a post on the social network Reddit:
Reddit is full of curiosities in its online communities. In this case, with the roaring success that drew thousands of comments, the author of the post himself later claimed that the photo was not his own. The content, however, had already been “viralized”.
All the noise caused by the unusual alternative also caught the attention of the Stroodles company. Based in London, Stroodles It already sells water and wheat-based straws, in particular to replace plastic ones:
Like almost all the solutions already presented, this one also has its drawbacks: it cannot be used for hot drinks, it is not collapsible (being an obstacle for those with special needs) and it can still be put back in question the waste generated, if the solution is the rule and not the exception. Except for those who have a real need, it must be remembered that the straws generate a great impact during a few seconds of use. Not using them can be the easiest and most effective alternative.
Take a look at photos from fans of the noodle straws: