GlassDharma Glass Drinking Straw Review and Giveaway

Did you know that as of March 2008 (per their website), McDonald's alone serves an average of 52 million meals per day? With all of the fast food and other restaurants combined, one could only imagine how many plastic straws are used per day only to end up in our landfills and since the time it takes for plastic to break down is not even really known it’s safe to say that every single straw you have ever used in your entire lifetime is still out there somewhere. Plastics make up 20-25% of the trash in our landfills and while a tiny straw might not seem like much, these plastic straws actually are a huge problem. A great solution to this dilemma is using glass straws. A gentleman by the name of David Leonhardt, who happens to be a glassblower, created the GlassDharma line of glass drinking straws. One glass straw will replace thousands of plastic straws and each time you use your glass straw, that's one less plastic straw ending up in a landfill. GlassDharma straws are made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available, making this the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible. Glass straws won’t leach toxins into your food as you drink so you can use your straws with confidence. These are great for both hot and cold drinks and are microwave and dishwasher safe. GlassDharma straws are fully backed by their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and are covered with an unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage.GlassDharma straws are also handmade in the U.S.A.

I received four different GlassDharma glass drinking straws in order do this review and I really loved each one of them. They were just as easy to drink through as a plastic straw. They did not alter the taste of my beverage in any way whatsoever. My favorite glass straw was the beautiful bends straw because the bend made it  easier to drink from. My step daughter absolutely loved the decorative dots straws. She just kept saying how cool they were, which I was very surprised by because she's a teenager now and it seems like nothing is cool enough for her lately, but these were. The decorative dots add a nice, fun touch to these straws. These glass straws seem to be very strong and can withstand clinking against our glasses and being washed without problems. Two of the straws also came with cleaning brushes (not all straws come with these) which help to clean the straws thoroughly and will especially come in handy when cleaning the straws after drinking things like smoothies, orange juice with pulp, etc. In my opinion, I feel better using these reusable glass straws than I do when using disposable straws now that I know what a nuisance they are to the environment.

While you already know that GlassDharma is all about giving back to the environment, did you know they give back to the community as well by offering fundraising opportunities? Whether you’re a school, daycare, sports team, club, camp, community group, or anyone wanting to raise funds and make great choices, you can register your fundraiser with GlassDharma and choose from two easy and effective fundraising options. Click here for more details about that. If you'd like to connect further with GlassDharma, you can visit the GlassDharma Blog or you can follow them on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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    1. I learned that one glass straw can replace 1000 plastic straws

    2. I like the beautiful bends straw, its curved and beautiful. Theses straws are a great idea

    3. I love all the options and helps the environment since you aren't using plastic throw away straws

    4. I learned that
      Borosilicate glass was first developed by German glassmaker Otto Schott in the late 19th century.

      Claudia .

    5. I learned the straws can be washed in the dishwasher and the company actually recommends using the dishwasher for sanitizing.

      willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

    6. I love the sustainablility!!