A Fun Eco-Friendly Straw Options: Pasta Straws

Pasta Straws

We’re all trying to cut back on our plastic straws (and plastic bags) to save the environment, but sometimes, a drink is just better with a straw! The paper straws don’t last long and usually disenegrate before you’ve finished your beverage. And reusable metal straws have hit the market but honestly, I can barely remmeber to pack my reading glasses let alone metal straws for everyone in my family. So many restaurants have come up with a new idea: pasta straws! We’re hoping to start seeing these more around town at our favorite spots.  The straws are eco-friendly, 100% compostable and flavorless. They last about 30-40 minutes–longer than a paper straw. You can even purchase them for home.

Straws made with rice flour

While doing research, we also discovered these colorful rice flour straws in case you have a gluten intoilerance for $12. We’ll let you know how they work out!

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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