Plastic straws are still one of the most common pollutants found on our beaches.
However, as Seven Sharp’s Mary-Jane Aggett discovered there are plenty of alternatives out there for environmentally minded Kiwis to slurp up their beverages with.
The reporter came across Auckland friends Camilla and Charlotte, who are promoting edible straws in a bid to save the planet.
They are made out of rice flour and tapioca starch.
The big questions are do they actually work, and do they taste good?
Mary-Jane gave the edible straws, among other options, a test-run at Auckland ice-cream parlour Ollies in the video above.