Jun. 23

CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ GlassDharma: The original glass straw Review & Giveaway!!

 

 

 

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??

So …

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.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! You can pur­chase the Glass­D­harma: The orig­i­nal glass straw by click­ing here to find the near­est retailer that sells them!

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win (3) Glass­D­harma: The orig­i­nal glass straws!! Open to Cana­dian  & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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» 3 Responses to “CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ GlassDharma: The original glass straw Review & Giveaway!!”

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  1. Gwen Jones
    June 23rd, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Wow, coolest.

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  3. Heather!
    June 24th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    No Raf­fle­copter form?? I’ll come back to enter later! :)

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  5. Mary
    July 5th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Entered all but Pin­ter­est because I“m not signed up to it..it con­fuses me. Lol,but will try to find some­one to add me very soon. Love the prod­uct !!! want to try it out on grand­kids :)