Since we’re talking about animals, let’s not forget that plastic – particularly plastic straws – can be extremely damaging to wildlife and ocean creatures, such as sea turtles, as many of us have seen in photos online. Pasta Life has created the world’s first gluten-free pasta drinking straw, for those who may not be a fan of metal straws. The pasta straws last up to 40 minutes in a cold drink and are 100 percent biodegradable, breaking down in less than 90 days. The straws are certified gluten-free and vegan, made from 100 percent plant-based ingredients, and are available in eight colors and three different sizes. The Pasta Life variety pack comes with 20 colorful straws of three sizes, and are perfect for smoothies, iced coffee, at-home happy hour and many more beverages. The best part – a portion of proceeds are given to an ocean cleanup and conservation foundation. A 20 pack of straws sells for $12.98, or, you can get a 190 for just $16.95. Purchase your pasta straws at pasta.life.