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10 Million Wooden Straw Project Kick-off Event

January 15, 2020

In his speech, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yagi called for accelerated innovation to reduce plastic consumption. Participants also got the chance to make their own wooden straws from wood shavings generated by planing wood surfaces, which could be waste otherwise. This unique initiative is based on Japanese spirit of "Mottainai", the expression conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.

Speech by Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yagi
Together with SABM (Smart Alliance Builder Member)
Making their Own Eco-Friendly Straws with Beautiful Thin Wood Shavings from Japanese Hand Planes or "Kannas"