Taiwanese startup ramping up production of sugarcane straws

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    Great article. New to the forum here. I think these sugarcane straws are already in Vancouver and www.justgogreen.ca (Go Green Innovation) sells them. City of Vancouver is banning straws by June 2019 and I am already seeing a lot of restaurants started giving out plastic alternative straws.
     
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    The newspaper article mentions that one of the entrepreneurs plans to use the sugarcane straws for bubble tea, one application where it doesn't make sense to just not use a straw.

    A hotel bar/restaurant I frequent to hear music in Waikiki uses thick, sturdy (unbleached) paper straws, but I took too long to finish my drink and the straw stopped working. The drink-from-the-glass option worked fine for that.
     

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