Rice flour made at the Bot (Flour) Village in Sa Dec city in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is used to make eco-friendly straws (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Vietnamese companies making eco-friendly straws have received many orders from other countries that have reduced the use of plastic straws or even banned their production. Eco-friendly straws include those made from bamboo, metal, glass, green grass and rice flour. Of these, bamboo, metal and grass straws are used mostly in Vietnam. Many young people are popularising the use of the eco-friendly straws and sharing information on their Facebook pages. Sado Chado Vietnam bubble-tea and food shops in HCM City, for example, attract many customers because of their rice flour straws, according to the shop’s Facebook page. Last month, images and information about rice flour straws, for instance, were shared widely on Facebook, with many people showing interest. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuan of the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau wrote on Facebook: “I want to try use eco-friendly straws because I see too much plastic waste, including straws, thrown under trees on the way from my house to the company where I work. If these eco-friendly […]

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