Siargao cafe uses eco-friendly ‘lukay’ straws made of coconut leaves

A cafe owner in Siargao island has made an environmental stride by using eco-friendly "lukay" straws as an alternative to plastic straws. Lukay is the local term for palm leaves or coconut fronds. The cafe owner's shift to the environment-friendly practice is in line with the global effort to end plastic pollution, a problem that has extended to the oceans and marine life. Sarah Tiu, 37, manager of Cafe Editha in Dapa, Surigao del Norte, told INQUIRER.net that she decided to use lukay drinking straws after a tour with her family to Corregidor island in Siargao. "We bought fresh buko and they just cut lukay, then made it into straws. So we asked them to teach us [because] we were...

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