The sweetest straws around

The sweetest straws around

Saddened by images of marine creatures affected by plastic pollution, a Stellenbosch University engineering student came up with an innovative concept: edible drinking straws that don’t unravel when wet and don’t add to the amount of single-use plastic that we produce.

Leila Siljeur’s award-winning Eat Me Straws come in various options, including vegan. She found that other biodegradable straws made from bamboo, metal or paper are not degrading fast enough and continue to pollute our oceans.