As an alternative to single-use plastic drinking straws, reusable and biodegradable drinking straws are being created with a range of unique materials. While some sustainable options take the form of silicone or metal, and others are entirely edible, Jose Cuervo is introducing its own take on the idea with a first-of-its-kind biodegradable drinking straw made from upcycled agave fibers.
The eco-friendly drinking straw was created to decompose up to 200 times faster than regular plastic and makes the most of the fibrous by-product from the process of making tequila. As of 2020, millions of these biodegradable straws developed by Jose Cuervo, BioSolutions Mexico and PENKA will be introduced to bars, restaurants and events across the United States and Mexico.
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