For those of us who have patronized an environmentally conscious establishment recently, it’s likely that we have given paper straws a try in an effort to implement more sustainable practices. I’ll go ahead and say it: I hate paper straws. I love the concept, but the design leaves something to be desired. If your experience is anything like mine, the straw dissolves into a soggy, fibrous, slowly collapsing mess. It’s left me thinking, on several occasions, that there has to be a better way to save the environment.