I’m one of many people who prefers to enjoy my beverages through a straw. I avoid it often though because the thought of plastic leaching into my drinks grosses me out. Not to mention the added waste from disposable straws.
4 Scary Facts About Plastic
- Only 9 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2012 was recovered for recycling.
- Plastics cause hundreds of thousands of bird, sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year.
- Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body—93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA (a plastic chemical).
- It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
Thanks to Glass Dharma I can enjoy drinking from a straw and avoid the negative aspects.
Glass Dharma is the maker of the original glass straw. They offer a lifetime guarantee on their products which shows how confident they are. That lifetime guarantee says a lot for me and I love a company that stands behind their product.
The glass straws from Glass Dharma come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. There are some with bends, some with adorable embellishments and some designed for smaller glasses. There is definitely something for everyone’s taste from Glass Dharma.
I do love the concept behind Glass Dharma’s glass straws. I’m not sure I would want younger children using them though, only because I’m afraid they’ll chip a tooth. My kids have always chewed their straws, just like I used to do, and I can see them biting down on the glass straw. I don’t see the straws breaking easily. Jenn did a break test to see just how durable Glass Dharma straws are. See her results here.
Whether you’re trying to live greener, reduce your carbon footprint or just looking for a healthier option Glass Dharma is a great place to start. Visit their website to see all of their products and be sure to connect with them on their social media channels: