Arts and Earth: Giant drinking straws were placed in waterways around Kuala Lumpur. A sign attached to the giant straw calls the public to vote for a water recycling scheme to reduce water pollution.

(Leo Burnett, 2007)

Were the straws themselves recycled?

Biodegradable Drinking Straws and Stirrers are formed with renewable, starch-based resins that are an economical and ecologically safe alternative to conventional polypropylene straws. These 100% biodegradable and compostable products require a mere 180 days to fully decompose.