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The Botanical Survey of India has obtained a patent for a bamboo-based reusable straw, developed from the bamboo species Schizostachyum andamanicum found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The bamboo’s morpho-anatomical structure resembled modern synthetic drinking straws, inspiring this eco-friendly invention.
Usage: The example highlights the economic potential of bamboo to replace plastic straws with an organic alternative.
The Botanical Survey of India (est. 1890; under MoEFCC; HQ: Kolkata) is a premier organization in India responsible for undertaking scientific research and documentation of the country’s plant diversity.