“Reusable drinking straws have become a new environmental trend. Rightfully so since, as Lustir points out, ‘Americans dispose of approximately 500 million plastic straws every day with most ending up in landfills or littering the environment and oceans.’ And carbon fiber has been trendy for a while, both for its practical applications as a high strength, low weight polymer, and for its woven black aesthetics, which make everything from bags to bike helmets to...drinking straws look bette.”
“Stylish. Smooth. Strong. Gentle. Sustainable. Reusable. Portable. Functional. Charitable
This is Lustir – the world’s first reusable carbon fibre drinking straw. Lustir was created to provide a great way to taste, while reducing plastic waste.
It seems like every day we find ourselves reading about a company, state, or country banning single-use plastic straws. All of this may leave you wondering, how will people in the future enjoy a Frappuccino or a chocolate shake? Lustir can help you still sip responsibly.”
Thanks to Josh and Chuck for mentioning Lustir on the Stuff You Should Know Podcast.
“Ben Flor sent us his reusable carbon fiber drinking straws. This is very cool. Plastic straws are a very cause du jour. People should stop using them as much as possible. I saw a little stat the other day that said, “They take 10 minutes to make, 20 minutes to use, and stay in the environment for forever.” Ben has a company called Lustir where he makes these carbon fiber drinking straws. They come in a little carrying case that you can just throw in your car or purse. And if you like to drink out of straws then you can carry it around and bring your own straw and say, “No thank you. I have my own straw.” It would be like medieval times where everybody had to walk around with their own spoon. And if you lost your spoon, you starve to death.”