Teen’s idea for edible alternative to plastic straws bags her R50k prize

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Tired of sloppy paper straws and the baneful plastic variety, a young woman from Nelson Mandela Bay has developed her own edible and environmentally friendly “Eat-Me straws”.

Leila Siljeur, 19, came up with the idea to develop these straws in 2018 and now they have earned her a R50,000 prize at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation National Jamboree...

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