We have done away with single-use plastic straws and stirrers at the joint, and are using bamboo straws now.
The reusable bamboo straws are thoroughly cleaned after each use with a special brush, as hygiene is important. While these are unfortunately imported, we will pass a sample along to ask orang asli villagers to make them next.
It's not a big deal in the big picture, but we should all do what little we can. One ton of plastics enter our oceans every minute!
Thank you for your understanding (we're assuming here that you're quite understanding haha). Say No to straws anywhere, as they are basically useless. Use your mouth!