Disclosure: The blog owner (that’s me!) received a product(s) or promotional item from GlassDharma to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and was under no obligation to post a positive review. The opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the product(s). Your own may differ.
Here’s a mind boggling thought..
Every single plastic drinking straw you’ve ever used in your life (and probably the ones your parents used too) are still laying around somewhere on this planet. Think about that. Every. Single. Straw. In a landfill, in a waterway, polluting the earth.
Plastics make up anywhere bewteen 20% and 50% of the trash in our landfills and while a simple little drinking straw might not seem to present much of a problem, when you consider that each and every day we use about 500 MILLION straws (enough to fill over 46 THOUSAND large school buses each year) it starts to look like more of a problem, doesn’t it?
All is not lost, however, if you’re a die hard straw sipper, like me. There are many eco-friendly options available to us these days!
Recently, I was invited to review some wonderful glass drinking straws from GlassDharma, a leading maker of re-useable straws in the USA.
In 2006, glassblower David Leonhardt moved to the Mendocino Coastline with his wife and began working for a local glass shop that offered glass drinking straws for sale. Recognizing a partial solution to the plastics problem facing us, GlassDharma was born.
Why are glass straws so great? First of all, simply put, they aren’t plastic! Made of the strongest glass commercially available, GlassDharma drinking straws don’t overload our landfills, clog our waterways or leach toxic chemicals into our bodies.
They’re wonderful for both hot and cold drinks, are dishwasher and microwave safe and frankly, for me, lend a little bit of class and elegance to the simple act of sipping a beverage.
GlassDharma straws are available directly from their website, or if you prefer, check the handy dandy product locator for other convenient options.
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