Ecofreaks say stop sucking and try these cool plastic straw alternatives instead

Refusing the single-use plastic drinking straw is risingly popular way to limit our impact on the environment.

Read: Environmentalist Karoline Hanks hell-bent on curbing Cape's plastic footpint

It's reported that almost half a billion straws are disposed of per day, in the US alone.

Environmentalist across the world are advocating for people to refuse the straw and reduce plastic pollution.

Reusable and sustainable alternatives to plastic straws are available in South Africa.

Also read: Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)

Matthew Myer is the co-founder of Stream Straws and makes reusable straws out of glass.

The glass drinking straws are hand-made in Cape Town. The straws are made out of borosilicate glass, making them extremely durable.

The chairman of the Whale Coast Conservation, Rob Fryer, also offers an alternative made of stainless steels

The pair discussed their eco-friendly alternatives and how their products can be purchased.

Take a listen to the discussion during the Pippa's Planet feature:

Thumbnail image credit: Streamstraws on Instagram.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Ecofreaks say stop sucking and try these cool plastic straw alternatives instead


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Child killer Mortimer Saunders given two life sentences

[WATCH] Child killer Mortimer Saunders given two life sentences

Child killer Mortimer Saunders has been handed two life sentences in jail for the murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters.

10 safety tips from Sanparks following latest robbery at Table Mountain camp

10 safety tips from Sanparks following latest robbery at Table Mountain camp

The Slangkop Tented Camp in Kommetjie was hit by thieves the weekend. Here's advice on how to keep safe in the area.

Two men get away with R70 000 in robbery at Cape Town's World of Birds

Two men get away with R70 000 in robbery at Cape Town's World of Birds

Walter Mangold, the owner of the popular tourist attraction in Hout Bay, was targeted by two men on the premises on Sunday.

[WATCH] “Rockstar” of skincare Dr Des on creating Environ and mastering the glow

[WATCH] “Rockstar” of skincare Dr Des on creating Environ and mastering the glow

Dr Des Fernandes talks about his stellar career, what sparked the idea for Environ SkinCare and the impact of vitamin A on skin.

Top Christmas gift ideas for music lovers

Top Christmas gift ideas for music lovers

The well-versed music aficionado Sean Brokensha suggests three Christmas gifts to impress the music lover close to your heart.

Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)

Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)

Consumer journo Wendy Knowler says consumers need to put an end to the current 'make-use-dispose' culture in terms of plastic use.

Popular articles
Evidence shows how ANC’s Danny Msiza allegedly benefited from VBS looting

Evidence shows how ANC’s Danny Msiza allegedly benefited from VBS looting

Msiza has now resigned from his position as ANC Limpopo treasurer general.

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

Chicken Licken’s latest ad flame-grills the most recent one by Nando’s, says Nicholas Kühne of Wunderbrand.

10 most-read 'personal finance' articles of 2018

10 most-read 'personal finance' articles of 2018

Making ends meet, investments, property, debt, financial freedom… these were the very best "your money" articles of the year.

#CyrilOn702: 'I can assure your listeners that Thursday is confirmed'

#CyrilOn702: 'I can assure your listeners that Thursday is confirmed'

Head of Presidency Zizi Kodwa confirms Xolani Gwala's exclusive interview with President Cyril Ramaphosa will go ahead.

'I am not sure why I must vote for the DA yet again'

'I am not sure why I must vote for the DA yet again'

Caller Phillip on the Eusebius McKaiser Show says he is not sure whether he should vote DA as its policies are uninspiring.

Tons of coal exported from SA not Eskom grade says expert

Tons of coal exported from SA not Eskom grade says expert

While South Africans are sitting in the dark million tons of coal is shipped to other countries like China, Japan and India.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.