Seruput (Seawed Straw) As A Solution To Reduce Plastics Waste For Realize Sdg’s In Indonesia

Mohammad Fakhrul Ardiansyah, Mochammad Syafrie Alamsyah, Febby Aulia, Kyky Awinda Lukhy Sanjaya

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Plastic straw rubbish is the fifth largest contributor to plastic waste in the world. Different from other plastic waste, plastic straw rubbish tends to be ignored because of its small size and has no sale value for recycling. Even plastic straws are not a concern of scavengers because of their low sales value. In Indonesia, plastic straws are still widely used by restaurants, cafes, food depots and hangout places that have foods and drink. As performed by Chealsea Briganti and Leigh Amn Tucker who is the founder of Loliware. They created straws made from seaweed. Besides being environmentally friendly, the straws made by loliware can even be eaten. Seruput is the first edible straw company in the world. Seaweed basic material was chosen because seaweed is a resource that actually absorbs CO2, so it is certain that the material will be environmentally friendly and can replace 500 million plastic straws that are widely used in the US. Besides being edible, there are 2 other ways that can be done after the environmentally friendly straws are used. First, it can be used as plant fertilizer through composting. Second, as engine fuel through anaerobic digestion. Even if the straw is damaged, it will become food waste and not harmful to the environment.


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