An alternative to plastic straws: this product is made from avocado pits

As plastic straws fall out of favor for their potential to inflict environmental damage, a company with an alternative that uses avocado pits is getting more attention.

Morelia, Michoacán-based Biofase is manufacturing biodegradable straws made out avocado seeds using a process whose beginnings date back to 2012.

Scott Mungía was a chemical engineering student at the time and, being motivated to solve pollution problems, was looking for a reliable source for biodegradable plastic.

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