The Incredible, Edible… Straw? — The Science Times

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— by Chardynne Joy H. Concio: In South Korea, one man and his company has taken the fight against plastic straw waste to another level-by developing a version that you can eat. “These straws are edible,” says Kwang-Pil Kim, chief executive officer of Seoul-based company Yeonjigonji. “You can throw them away if you don’t want to eat them. Simply put them in a flower bed, or in a fish tank.” Kim says the product was born out of concern about the impact of plastic straws to the environment, noting that in South Korea alone, some 2.6 billion plastic straws are being used every year…

Image courtesy of Yeonjigonji

April 24, 2019 — 12:11 EDT

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