McGill researchers develop compostable straw that feels like plastic

A drinking straw made of Cellophax, a cellulose-based material that feels like plastic, developed by McGill University professors. TreeMaTech

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Researchers, including some from McGill University, have developed a drinking straw made of cellulose, the building block of trees and plants, which could be a big step in the race to replace plastic straws.

Cellulose is a renewable material and doesn’t taste like wet paper, they say.

What’s more, the organic material that they developed and called Cellophax could be used in a variety of other single-use products, like grocery bags.

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Source: The Montreal Gazette

 

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