After seeing Hawaii's beaches littered with plastic, this islander built a company to make straws from seaweed

After seeing Hawaii's beaches littered with plastic, this islander built a company to make straws from seaweed

May 23, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • "And I noticed steadily over the years, as I got older, that there was a ton of plastic pollution in the ocean and on the shoreline.
  • "The triple planetary emergency is a serious one: That's plastic pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss, so we've made it our mission to address this with sea technology," said Briganti.
  • So it's the most sustainable alternative to plastic on the market," said Briganti.
  • "It's expensive for small businesses to choose sustainable, eco-friendly products, so we try to do whatever we can, and this was one of those items," said Vick.

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