Stroodles: The environmentally-friendly pasta straw

Simple and ingenious ideas are coming out of people’s desire to protect the planet, and the latest innovation in straws comes in the form of the Stroodles, made entirely from pasta.

The pasta straw, which is made from durum wheat and water, is the latest sustainable straw solution to hit the market, as a solution to both single-used plastics and paper straws which can get soggy.

Stroodles are flavourless and 100% biodegradable, and stay strong and firm for well over an hour in various types of cold drinks They are also edible, and can be cooked after you’re finished using them. The food-grade straws will decompose and biodegrade in just one day compared to paper straws, which require just over one month to fully decompose.

The pasta-based straw, which is not suitable for hot drinks, can be snapped to size – meaning you can break it off for use in drinking cocktails out of tumblers.

The London-based startup, Stroodles, was founded by Maxim Gelmann, who was inspired “to find a better way to enjoy a cocktail, soda or smoothie whilst not leaving a footprint on the earth that will take generations to disappear”.

He said: “While we’re a very logical and effortless solution to the plastic problem, Stroodles is not just a straw company.

“Our driving goal is to become a vehicle for change and we hope that Stroodles can act as an enabler, subtly inspiring people to question how they consume everyday items. We hope these incremental changes will lead to a ripple effect and create a greater shift in behaviour, one Stroodle at a time.”

Images Source: Stroodles Facebook page


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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