Pasta saves the day…and maybe the world?

image_pdfimage_print

So it looks like pasta really is good for more than a deliciously garlicky pesto sauce with a side of garlic bread and extra cheese!

Confused? Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, penne, spaghetti, farfalle (the cute little bows), to name a few. One of the less common shapes is called bucatini, which is actually pasta in the form of long tubes.

Bars in Italy have decided to use bucatini in a very clever and eco-friendly way, as straws! Straws are currently made of plastic, which is terrible for the environment, paper, which just gets soggy and disintegrates into your drink, or even metal, which some people find unhygienic, since washing and cleaning straws is not easy!

Pasta Straws? Really? Why not?! Uncooked pasta is hard and does not lose its shape in any cold liquid so the tube-shaped bucatini is actually kind of perfect as a substitute for plastic straws. When a picture from a bar in Italy was posted online, it quickly went viral!

Taking a page out of Italy’s (recipe) book, a British company, Stroodles, has started manufacturing tasteless and completely compostable pasta straws that can last upto 1 hour in any cold drink without losing their shape.

This might just be another unique step in the eco-friendly revolution since every small change makes a big difference!


Written by: Disha Mirchandani. Disha is a former lawyer turned freelance content writer. She is a fitness enthusiast and amateur aerialist with her own fitness photo-blog as well.

Spread the love
No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Write to us at
mail@currentkids.in

Help us keep currentkids, current! We’d love to hear about your crazy adventures and experiences. Send us your pictures, travel diaries, thoughts on cool new gadgets, gaming experiences and anything else you find interesting!

About Us

Welcome to our entertaining and empowering news source for kids with inquisitive minds! This is a digital space that keeps kids aged 8 and above (and your families!) connected to what’s happening in the world. We filter a wide variety of news, events, and interesting bits of trivia to develop short, relevant, unbiased content in creative formats. We give everyone something to relate to and get engaged with in short bytes of information with a snappy, chatty feel. We believe in encouraging curiosity, creativity and continued learning in our safe digital space.

Why is reading non-fiction important?

This helps curious minds to learn more about the outside world. It also enriches their vocabulary and their general knowledge. Simplified news helps children to express their opinions easily with their friends and family and gives them some perspective on complex issues. Our safe news website will give you parents a useful tool with which to navigate the digital world with your children.

We hope you enjoy our posts!

Biyash & Sunaina