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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: A plastic straw is seen in a Starbucks drink on July 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Starbucks announced today that it plans on phasing out all plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Okay, I am all for saving the sea turtles and the environment but there has got to be a better way to do it than paper straws! Those things are gross. In two seconds they are mushy and soft and personally, I’d just rather not use one altogether.

Well, it seems I’m not the only one who can’t stand the paper straw thing. Bars in Italy have been searching for an alternative and it seems that they have hit the jackpot with this one! Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the pasta straw! However, it is gonna cost you an extra 10 cents to your tab to grab one. You know what? I’m okay with that!

Although they will not work in hot beverages, pasta straws are more durable and will not break down the way paper straws do in cold water. This new straw craz is called Stroodles. They are made from wheat and water and are 100% biodegradable and vegan!