Bamboo straws are making their way into Cuenca restaurants

For the last year, the Noble Gadua Association has been distributing bamboo straws throughout Ecuador. Their association (located in the Olon community in the province of Santa Elena) began this project in response to the growing concern of plastic use in Ecuador and its impact on the environmental. They are now supplying restaurants around Cuenca, Guayaquil and Quito. These reusable straws are made from the ‘bambusa vulgaris’ bamboo strain, which is found abundantly in Ecuador. “We were already making bamboo furniture. We saw that this was a need for the market and the environment, and we thought: why not make…

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