Published on April 25th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor1
Companies we Love: Glass Dharma Glass Straws
There are so many ways to green your lifestyle. Incorporating healthier foods, removing potentially toxic items from your house, and growing a garden of organic foods are major changes that might seem daunting, but sometimes the smallest changes that can make a big difference. You’ve surely ditched the bottled water habit, but perhaps you still enjoy your daily cup o’ joe from your local coffee shop. And you probably bring your own cup, but did you know you can also bring your own straw?
GlassDharma Glass Straws bring a new definition to “Sipping Responsibly”.
We were super excited to receive a review set of straws from GlassDharma to help them promote their Earth Day fundraiser and straw giveaway. The GlassDharma straws are known for their uniqueness, strength, and beauty. This great company has been handmaking glass straws in the United States since 2007. Their mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. According to their site, enough plastic straws are produced annually to fill over 46 THOUSAND full sized school buses! These types of single-use plastics are rarely recycled, never reused, and are tossed out to fill our landfills. Glass straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.
To demonstrate their commitment to reducing waste and improving our world, Glass Dharma is encouraging everyone to make a PlanetCare™Pledge! You can receive a coupon for a free GlassDharma straw by making a pledge during the month of April! Head over to GlassDharma and make your pledge and get a free straw today!
As of the beginning of 2012, GlassDharma’s shipping numbers total over 200,000 straws world-wide; but their goal is much more grand– the Company aims to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public, and with the population at about 300 million, this works out to 6 million straws! David Leonhardt, founder and master lampworker at GlassDharma, thoroughly believes in the mission behind his exquisite glass straw product line. David explains how reusing glass straws reduces waste that ends up in our landfills and the oceans. He says, “My commitment is 3-fold – creating the highest quality, most durable glass straws, having them be elegant and stylish and for them to serve an important purpose!”
GlassDharma straws are made from borosilicate glass, the safest and strongest glass commercially available; they are even dishwasher and microwave safe! GlassDharma offers an unprecedented lifetime guarantee on their straws, and promises that if your straw breaks, it will be repaired or replaced. Not only do glass straws replace their toxic plastic counterparts, their beauty and style are really fun to add into your green living toolbox! The straws are:
- Great for both hot and cold drinks
- Kid-friendly and safe
- Different sizes for different drinks: bubble teas, iced drinks, shakes and smoothies
- Beautiful accessory for cocktails or cafes
- Helpful for those worried about tooth staining: try with wine, coffee and tea
GlassDharma straws are available in three collections: Simple Elegance, Beautiful Bend, and the color accented Decorative Dots. Offered in many lengths and widths, GlassDharma straws are available individually or in sets. The accessory line includes cleaning brushes and hemp soft sleeves for carrying your straws on the go.
Green Living Ideas would like to thank GlassDharma for sending a set of four glass straws to review for this post. Images from GLI, EcoKaren, and Design-Milk.