ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT)- A health food company in Angola prides themselves on more than supplements and smart snacks. They also sell glass drinking straws.
Matt Alvord first started Foods Alive in his parents' garage in 2002. Three years ago, they moved to Angola, and their line of super foods and eco-friendly products took off.
"Everything we do is certified organic, so it's friendly for the environment," Alvord said.
One of their most popular products is a line of glass drinking straws.
"We were drinking a lot of smoothies, you know every day drinking smoothies at home, so we were trying to find a way to quit throwing away all these plastic straws," he said.
The glass straws come with a carrying case and a cleaning utensil. They're a part of a growing demand to go green.
"Everything that we throw away ends up going back into our ground water for our fish, plants, all the other beings that share the earth," Alvord said, "So, it's important that we do our part to make sure we're not contaminating that."
Foods Alive products have started popping up in health food stores around the country. You can also check them out on their website.