Seaweed straw of the future

United States (New York)

It’s predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. Not content to sit back and let the US continue to chuck 500 million straws per day into the sea, industrial designers Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker came up with an alternative.

They created LOLISTRAW: the straw designed to disappear. Made from seaweed, the world’s first edible, compostable, marine-degradable alternative is completely non-toxic – and can even be naturally flavoured or infused with nutritional benefits.

These straws are the second in LOLISTRAW’s range, following their seaweed-based ‘Cup of the Future’ – and their sights are set on a full range of disappearing kitchenware and packaging.

Watch ► Learn more about the world’s first ‘biodegr(edible)’ products from the duo who are on a mission to give people a reason to get excited about being eco-conscious.

AtlasJoke ► Why did the straw disappear? Because the seaweed!

Written by

Becca Warner (28 January 2018)


Nature-geek, urban forager and all-round wordy sort. Freelance strategist and copywriter for mission-driven organisations. Often found reading while walking.

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Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker, Co-founders

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Loliware's founders Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker

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  1. Claire

    Would allow for a biodegradable straw

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