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Finalstraw: Folding metal straw raises $2 million on Kickstarter

The environmentally-friendly alternative is expected to be in stores in 2019. (Source: Final Straw/Kickstarter/CNN) The environmentally-friendly alternative is expected to be in stores in 2019. (Source: Final Straw/Kickstarter/CNN)

(CNN) - Big businesses like Starbucks and McDonald's have recently backed a ban on plastic straws.

Now, a foldable, reusable metal straw is in the works for consumers.

It's a collapsible metal straw that neatly folds into a small carrying case.

The straw's outer shell is stainless steel and the inner tubing is durable silicone.

The creators, anti-plastic activist, Emma Cohen and cinematographer Miles Pepper came up with the innovation... and named it Final-Straw.

In April, they launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the initial production.

In less than a month, it raised nearly $2 million.

To date, Finalstraw has racked up $150,000 pre-sale orders.

Cohen expects to deliver those orders in November and to get Finalstraw into stores nationwide in early 2019.

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