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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_straw

The first known straws were made by the Sumerians, and were used for drinking beer, probably to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom. The oldest drinking straw in existence, found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 BCE, was a gold tube inlaid with the precious blue stone lapis lazuli.

www.bonappetit.com/.../article/history-of-the-straw

A Brief History of the Straw ... most likely made in Ohio during or before the 1940s. Kids who got a hold of the balled-up tube of glass saw its potential. ... Plastic straws are 99 percent of ...

www.eatingutensils.net/.../drinking-straws-history

History of Drinking Straws; The History of Drinking Straws. Drinking straws represent one of the oldest eating utensils ever made, but its popularity only came with the industrial revolution of 1800s, introduction of rye grass straw, and later industrial produced paper straws. Its ability to transfer a beverage from its container, via short ...

www.reference.com/history/invented-drinking-straw-5341be55...

The drinking straw was invented and patented by an inventor named Marvin Stone. Stone's paper drinking straw patent was granted on January 3, 1888. While Marvin Stone's straw was the first patented drinking straw, people did use straws before Stone's invention, in the form of hollow rye plant stems.

www.thoughtco.com/history-of-drinking-straws-1992399

Marvin Stone died before his patented manufacturing process was in production, but the company that Marvin Stone created is still in operation as the Stone Straw Company. Today they produce a variety of types of straws including eco-friendly straws which are bio-degradable and made of paper.

belokawater.com.au/who-invented-the-drinking-straw

Reusable straws, such as glass and metal straws, are growing in popularity as a more sustainable straw option. Bamboo straws are also being used, because bamboo grows quickly and biodegrades rapidly. Other types of drinking straws. Over the years, different types of straws have been invented.

www.primastraw.com/history-of-straw

The Flex-Straw Company was dissolved in 1969 after selling its patents and licenses to the Maryland Cup Corporation. Around that time sturdier plastic straws were starting to be introduced, including the expandable thermoplastic flexible straw, with corrugations that make a noise when the straw is bent. Today paper straws are hard to find.

www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/11/the-amazing...

The Amazing History and the Strange Invention of the Bendy Straw. ... Stone made the straw dependable. ... and serve some of the billions of plastic bendy straws produced in the U.S. every year ...

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/straws-history

A Brief History of the Modern-Day Straw, the World’s Most Wasteful Commodity An estimated 500 million plastic straws are used by Americans every day. Pixabay

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/news...

On January 1, 2019, a ban on plastic straws in restaurants and other service businesses began in Washington, D.C. Read on for the reasons behind such bans, and how we got here. At the beginning of ...