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{Environment} Save the Oceans with Glass Straws

The fine folks at GlassDharma recently contacted us to review their eco-friendly products. Why select us? Well, we love eco-friendly goods made in America, especially when they can assist with saving our oceans and the wealth of sealife which lives within. 

David, founder/owner of GlassDharma, makers of the original glass straw, writes in his website:

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??

We received a beautiful array of glass straws along with a cleaning brush. Each straw was securely packaged in their own little box.  Our family has been using them on a daily basis for our smoothies, green tea, water and soft drinks. We tossed them in the dishwasher and abused them during their visit; which only proved what an exceptional product GlassDharma produces. 

Beautiful Bends Glass Straws

The hubby loves the "Beautiful Bends" straw; which is slightly bent to “reach” for your lips and is slightly longer.  I'm in love with the "Decorative Dots" glass straws. The colored dots add both fun and functionality. Used to color code your drinks (or just plain decorate your place setting), they also keep your straw from rolling off of the table or counter.

Decorative Dots Glass Straws by GlassDharma

Why glass? Because the elegance and purity of drinking from glass will avoid any exposure to BPA and other chemical reactions. We were impressed with how wonderful our beverages tasted too!

Decorative Dots Glass Straws are perfect for entertaining


Most people know of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre by its more popular name, the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch. In actuality, the accumulation of plastics in all major gyres is more like a soup, with small bits floating just below the surface, barely visible. There are no islands of plastic floating out in the big blue, which unfortunately means that the problem is larger than the naked eye can see. - Ryan Elizabeth Cope, a recent graduate from the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. 

 The idea of “reuse” ignites as the customers of GlassDharma think about the many drinking straws they “throw away”.  The quality made reusable borosilicate glass straw becomes a symbol, a reminder, a beginning that leads to more thought  about other things we “throw away” but could replace with reusable options.

We are converts and will only use Glass Straws from here on out.  We love this product, the ocean, sea life and the environment... Together we make a difference! 

Pacific Ocean, Central Oregon Coast. 2003.

GlassDharma Glass Straws offer:
  • Unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage
  • Satisfaction Guarantee (if they don't like it, they can return for a full refund -less shipping)
  • Save and get sets of 4 or 6 straws with a cleaning brush (10% savings included in the price)
  • Perfect for the person who has everything
  • Now you can be green and help those you care about to be green too! (without preaching!)

Visit GlassDharma to purchase your Glass Straws today!!

Learn more about the work GlassDharma is doing to save the environment

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    1. Those are really pretty! I like the dotted ones too.

    2. Great idea. I'm not much of a straw user but just imagine if sit down restaurants had these?
      Think of all the paper straws are wrapped in that would be saved too.

    3. They are lovely. I've mentioned before on twitter that these glass straws would also be fabulous in classy restaurants and bars. Sometimes hotels stock gifts for resale and the glass straws would make a lovely gift.

      Great talking point at any picnic or BBQ party...

      AB FAB review BTW :-)

    4. What a great idea! They look so chic in a cocktail too!

    5. They are wonderful looking and very useful.

    6. great the oregon coast shot!
      cheryl x

    7. 'Get the picture?'
      I love that picture. Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

    8. I never thought that I would describe a drinking straw as elegant - but these definitely are! Thanks for testing these out and sharing!

    9. These seem like a great idea :)

    10. wow! Marie I like these. I think I will have to get some.


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