In recent years, the race to replace environmentally-damaging plastic straws hasn't really resulted in a satisfying straw taking their place.
While paper straws are the most widespread solution at the moment, users have often found that they lose their shape before the drink is actually done. While reusable metal straws don't really have that problem, they're also more expensive and can be dangerous under the wrong conditions.
Unfortunately, it's not as though we can do away with straws entirely either. For those with certain disabilities, a straw can mean the difference between a refreshing drink and going thirsty.
Fortunately, it seems that some bars in Italy and the U.K. have found a surprisingly simple solution.