Would you use a stainless steel straw instead of a plastic one?

Would you use a stainless steel straw that comes with its own brush instead of the conventional plastic one?

Azania Mosaka spoke to Co-Founder of Sipconscience Aaliyah Kathrada, who've come up with the Sip Conscious Stainless Steel Straw, made from food-grade stainless steel.

READ:Why consumers need to wake up to plastic waste (and start recycling)

Kathrada said the idea for the straw came when she was sitting at a restaurant.

We realised that we want the straws, as humans, we look for innovative solutions to make our lives easier and straws are one of those. However, plastic straws are really detrimental to the environment, to wildlife, to humans. So we thought that we would try to find an alternative.

Aaliyah Kathrada, Co-Founder of Sipconscience

She says educating people about the damaging effects of plastic straws has been one of their biggest challenges.

The biggest difficulty we found is convincing people that they are hygienic, which they are. Firstly our straws are dishwasher friendly, they come with a cleaning brush.

Aaliyah Kathrada, Co-Founder of Sipconscience

Listen below to hear Kathrada explain the benefits of using stainless steel straws:


This article first appeared on 702 : Would you use a stainless steel straw instead of a plastic one?


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
 MEC plans to work with waste pickers in Gauteng in helping with recycling

MEC plans to work with waste pickers in Gauteng in helping with recycling

MMC Nico De Jager says waste pickers play a very important role in Joburg and should not be treated as a menace.

Eskom wants you to pay 19.9% more for electricity… or else!

Eskom wants you to pay 19.9% more for electricity… or else!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Chris Yelland, MD at EE Publishers.

This is what countries are doing to fight plastic waste

This is what countries are doing to fight plastic waste

More than 50 nations – from the Galapagos Islands to India and from Rwanda to China – are taking action to reduce plastic pollution.

Pick n Pay announces initiative to reduce plastic waste

Pick n Pay announces initiative to reduce plastic waste

The company says it will target five areas in the short term, including the introduction of 100% recycled plastic bags and the phasing out of plastic straws.

New mobile network promises affordable data deals that never expire

New mobile network promises affordable data deals that never expire

Rain offers consumers a single plan where they'll get mobile data priced at R0.05c per megabyte or R50 per gig.

New mobile network offers affordable data that never expires

New mobile network offers affordable data that never expires

Rain offers consumers a one plan where they'll get mobile data priced at R0.05c per megabyte equalling R50 per gig.

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

The plan announced by Narendra Modi is by far the most ambitious from any of the many nations which have so far promised to take action to tackle plastic pollution.

'Fake cheese' on the menu? Wendy Knowler talks dairy product dupes

'Fake cheese' on the menu? Wendy Knowler talks dairy product dupes

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler says economic pressures on the dairy industry have driven costs up and affected production.

[LISTEN] Woolworths to stop using non-recyclable plastic bags

[LISTEN] Woolworths to stop using non-recyclable plastic bags

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield talks to Woolworths Group Head of Sustainability Feroz Koor about their vision of ‘zero packing waste to landfill’.

Woolies to stop using plastic bags (and non-recyclable plastic packaging)

Woolies to stop using plastic bags (and non-recyclable plastic packaging)

“Zero packing waste to landfill” is the goal. Bruce Whitfield interviews Woolworths Group Head of Sustainability Feroz Koor.

'Viagogo charged me four times the price for my stadium tickets'

'Viagogo charged me four times the price for my stadium tickets'

Viagogo is an international site which sells tickets at inflated prices, explains consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'Nothing is random at supermarkets'

'Nothing is random at supermarkets'

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler explains how supermarkets place everything on shelves to make you buy more.

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford – Experian

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford – Experian

Fewer credit consumers are defaulting, according Experian. Despite this, more are falling behind on their car loan repayments.

'Consumers should dump brands that pester you with unsolicited automated calls'

'Consumers should dump brands that pester you with unsolicited automated calls'

CEO of Clickatell Pieter De Villiers says the real culprits for automated calling are brands trying to convert the consumer.

Bridal clients share horror stories about dodgy Cape wedding planner

Bridal clients share horror stories about dodgy Cape wedding planner

Consumer journo Wendy Knowler hears numerous complaints about wedding organisers and suppliers who take their clients for a ride.

Popular articles
Research probes citizens views on Cape water crisis

Research probes citizens views on Cape water crisis

The Global Water Leaders Group will present preliminary results of a study evaluating Cape Town's water crisis.

Canada has legalised marijuana, could South Africa follow suit?

Canada has legalised marijuana, could South Africa follow suit?

Independent Journalist Kevin Bloom says its part of a global movement towards the recognition of the plant's properties.

SIU report: Corrupt and fraudulent dealings worth R1.2 billion in Gauteng health

SIU report: Corrupt and fraudulent dealings worth R1.2 billion in Gauteng health

The report reveals that former Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa and 11 others are involved in the irregular expenditure.

Cape dam levels on the rise, but not all clear yet

Cape dam levels on the rise, but not all clear yet

This week, the overall dam levels are at 40.9% of total storage capacity and there was an increase of 8.8 percentage points.

What was Mabuza's business with Putin? Sikonathi Mantshantsha asks

What was Mabuza's business with Putin? Sikonathi Mantshantsha asks

Sikonathi Mantshantsha echoes Parliament's sentiments in wanting to know what was discussed during David Mabuza's visit to Russia.

Medical Aid Scheme Amendment Bill to boot out medical aid co-payments

Medical Aid Scheme Amendment Bill to boot out medical aid co-payments

Acting Chief Executive and Registrar for medical schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane, explains what the Amendment Bill entails.

First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

The City of Cape Town welcomes the first-ever ShotSpotter-linked conviction and sentence, handed down this month.

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

The instruction from Moyane to the official was to allegedly avoid speaking to KPMG investigators during 'rogue unit' inquiry.

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza says he is considering laying charges against the woman for calling him a ka***r.

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Mtongana about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).