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S’pore designers create pocket-sized reusable straws with a silicon tip you can chew on

If you can't do without straws, find a better straw.

Zhangxin Zheng | October 30, 2018 @ 08:28 pm

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Cutting down plastic consumption such as straws is all the rage now.

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One common alternative to plastic straws is stainless steel straws. But they may not be the perfect replacement as there have been issues with portability, difficulty in washing them, and lending a metallic flavour to beverages.

World’s first chewable and foldable straws

Three Singaporean designers, Lim Jing Jie, Tommy Cheong, Kevin Yeo, have created the world’s first reusable straw with a chewable silicon tip.

The straws are called C H E W and the designers are currently raising funds for it on Kickstarter.  

For people who have had the habit of chewing straws and can’t do so with metallic ones, this provides an alternative:

Photo from C H E W Inc

The C H E W straws can also be dismantled into smaller parts which fit into a pocket-sized case. 

Photo from C H E W Inc
Photo from C H E W Inc
Photo from C H E W Inc

After washing the straw, they can be stored in the case and spun dry:

Photo from C H E W Inc

The case cover doubles up as a cutter to help cut the plastic covers found on bubble teas:

Photo from C H E W Inc

If you are interested, check out their Facebook page to find out more.

Top photo collage from C H E W Inc 

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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