Canteens of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will use Steel straws instead of plastic ones from today onwards as a step towards preserving the environment and promoting the end of Single-Use Plastic. With this step, CUSAT will be the first university in India to use steel straws in canteens.
This move has been initiated by SmileMakers, an NGO controlled by students of CUSAT who achieved this strong success after 2 months of continuous hard work. It was also achieved by the support of the canteen owners who also supported the move. The damage caused by throwing out the used plastic straws can be avoided by using these steel straws.
Smilemakers when approached the canteen manager was promised if any alternative measures are taken they will seize the use of plastic straws. After a brief internet search, they found the alternative steel straws priced at 27 INR per piece and ordered 200 from China.
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