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Since plastic came into our lives, it has become a dear product for all of us. It was cheap and easy to mass-produce and it can be molded to form anything. We have used it to make plastic bags, cups, straws, and other things too. It made things cheaper and whatever comes cheap is an instant hit. However, nowadays, we are coming to the realization that plastic is not good Ė it is something that does not get biodegraded easily and as a result, it creates landfills. Many of them end up in the oceans and make life difficult for marine animals.

But while we are aware of the harm that plastic brings, we do not do much to lower its use. It has been estimated that Americans use up about  500 million plastic straws. So, these Ďharmlessí straws are creating quite a lot of waste. Hence there are many locations that are trying to ban straws. There are alternatives, but none of them seem to work well. There are stainless steels straws which are really difficult to clean after use. Bamboo straws are biodegradable but leave a woody aftertaste. On the other hand, glass straws are too fragile. There are even paper straws but they donít hold well and become mushy, tasting like paper afterwards.  It seems like we need a better alternative for it.
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