Cafe in the Philippines Now Uses Straws Made Out of Coconut Leaves to Cut Plastic Waste

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By Ryan General/nextshark.com – A cafe in the Philippines has been earning praise online for using biodegradable straws made out of coconut leaves as a means of reducing plastic waste.

The eco-friendly straws called lukay (local term for palm leaves) can be found in Cafe Editha, located in Dapa, Surigao del Norte.

In an interview with INQUIRER.net, Cafe Editha manager Sarah Tiu shared that the idea to use lukay drinking straws came to her during a tour with her family to the Corregidor Island in Siargao.

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