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This Foldable Metal Straw Raised Nearly $2 Million on Kickstarter
Well before Starbucks got around to banning them, Emma Cohen was on a mission to rid the planet of plastic straws. Throughout her childhood, she had shown an early interest in protecting the environment. As an undergrad at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the mid-2000s, Cohen became an anti-plastic activist and petitioned for a ban on single-use plastic bags.