Glass straws? Who knew? How awesome!!
Introducing Glass Dharma Glass straws. In a world turning green, (where plastic is on the outs thank goodness!) everyone seems to be making smarter choices on what they can do to help the environment.
Recycling is an action you must take right now and a vital one considering we are currently using our planet’s resources faster than they can be renewed. Today, tonight and tomorrow recycling is an ongoing awareness to improve our ability to sustain life on Earth. Your role in recycling can be as small or large as you want it to be. Most things can be recycled today, even with our present processing systems.
For some, it can be hard to imagine a world without plastic – especially plastic bags.
The cons of using plastic bags are so overwhelming I don’t think I can think of any pros. They are a huge pollution problem, their lightweight design allows them to blow away easily. The fact that they are free gives them no value so people don’t think about how they dispose of them. They are made from petroleum, which could be used for fuel or energy. They don’t biodegrade, instead they breakdown and are mistaken for food and are often eaten by both land and marine animals which is fatal. They are found everywhere and many animals become fatally entangled.
They are not biodegradable, so they will persist pretty much forever, wherever they end up. Landfills if we are lucky, but because of their widespread use and their ability to fly away in the wind, they can be a big part of the trash along roads and fields. If they get into the water, they look like food and end up clogging the stomachs of a variety of animals, most famously sea turtles looking for jellyfish.
The recycling of plastic bags, while preferable to other disposal methods, is not cost-effective. Plastic bags have only existed for 25 years yet the billions that have been produced since then have caused immeasurable damage to the environment and to wildlife.
David Leonhardt suddenly created GlassDharma: The original glass straw to lower the demand for plastic straws. According to Leonhardt (who did some research on the harmful effects of plastics and plastic straws in particular), “that as of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY?!? How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?” “I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these pesky little plastic straws can be. Remember, this is just from McDonalds!! Get the picture??” stated Mr. Leonhardt who has been an avid lampworker (glassblower) for over 15 years.
“I started doing some work for a local glass shop in town and noticed that the owner had glass drinking straws for sale. I had never heard of these before and I am always intrigued by something made out of glass that I hadn’t thought of. I was struck by the unique elegance in such a simple item.
I immediately recognized that here was a partial solution to our “plastics problem”. Now, granted, there are a lot more plastics in our world than just drinking straws, but bear with me a minute and let me put things in perspective … As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY! (Per their website) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw? I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these pesky little plastic straws can be. Remember, this is just from McDonalds!! Get the picture??
I created the GlassDharma line of glass drinking straws and this website to contribute one solution to the misuse of plastics in our society.
Everyone that has seen these straws are filled with delight. Not just because they promote health and are environmentally friendly, but that they do these things with elegance and style.
Plain and simple, here’s how and why they work:
Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill.
One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws. (How many times will you use a straw the rest of your life?)
Using your glass drinking straw adds a feeling of beauty to your day.
GlassDharma glass drinking straws are:
Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available.
Means that we have spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.
Annealed to Corning, Inc. specifications (a process that strengthens the glass).
So you can have confidence you are purchasing the highest quality glass straws available.
Made of glass which does not leach ANY TOXINS into your food.
So you can use your non-toxic straws with confidence.
Created with the beauty and elegance that only glass can give.
You’ll feel like royalty – with a touch of ‘glass’.
A great environmental addition to your kitchenware.
Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!!
Are fully backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
If they don’t meetyour expectations, return for a full refund.
Covered with our unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage.
Means that if they ever break, we’ll replace them — Free,
(Why do we do this?)
Hand-made in the U.S.A.
Buying from GlassDharma means that your dollar is not going off-shore — it stays right here in the U.S.A.”
I was sent 3 of these awesome glass straws for review, and I am now absolutely sold on them! They come in a variety of really pretty colours, which makes it super easy that each person can distinguish their drink from anothers! They all come with a handy little wire brush that you simply insert inside of them making these glass straws extremely easy to wash and care for!
My thoughts on Glass Dharma: The original glass straw? Absolutely ingenious! No more plastic straws!! One reusable glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws. I just had company over the weekend and we sipped beverages on the deck using these phenomenal glass straws. Not only are they excellent for our environment, they also look super classy in the Martini & Margarita Glasses!!!!! My friends really loved them as much as I do!
They even offer a lifetime guarantee on their glass straws!
Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage
If, for any reason*, your GlassDharma Drinking Straw breaks, you may return the broken straw for repair or replacement. If we cannot restore it to its original condition, we will gladly replace it.
Glass Dharma: The original glass straw gets a huge thumbs up from CoolCanucks, and I promise that I will be ordering many more in the near future! I know that each and every one of you will adore them too!!
♥→I received product for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ than mine.←♥
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