With seven days remaining in their crowdfunding campaign, the FinalStraw, the world’s first foldable metal straw, has reached its goal, with a whopping $1,247,601 (£922,164) of its $12,500 (£9,239) goal.
The collapsible straw is made of steel and features medical-grade TPE tips at each end, making it completely safe to be used by anyone, and comes with its own cool case (available in one of four hilarious colours, like Shark-Butt Grey) that can attach to your keyring, making the product truly portable.
Dishwasher safe, the case also features a so-called “squeegee,” a pipe cleaner-esque device that can be used to clean the FinalStraw while out and about, or if you don’t have a dishwasher, ensuring the straw is always clean. It also has a lifetime guarantee.
The team state their mission is: “to reduce plastic straw use by giving people a convenient, collapsible, reusable alternative.
“In doing so, we hope to make the public more aware of the devastating effects of plastic pollution and use that awareness to pressure restaurants to stop serving straws.”
While the FinalStraw’s aim is an environmental one, it’s also great for disabled people in light of the straw ban that has been recently introduced.
You can support the FinalStraw on Kickstarter, and depending on the tier you support, get your very own around November of this year.