The Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), a non-profit resource centre, received a donation of 15,000 compostable straws made out of sugar cane fibre.
Seniors and people living with disabilities rely on straws to reduce choking hazards.
These sugarcane straws, which are totally plant-based, not only meet their needs but are also more eco-friendly at the same time, according to donor Alfie Hsu, CEO of Gallop International Trading Ltd, whose company is dedicated to replacing plastics via using plant-based materials.
“Vulnerable community members face more stress during the crisis. We hope these straws can solve their temporary needs and also inspire others to care about vulnerable groups,” said Hsu.
Hsu said his company also launched a donation plan amid the pandemic to help vulnerable groups get through the crisis.