July 12th, 2012Why you should use glass drinking straws
More than 500 million disposable plastic straws are used in the United States every day. Plastic straws aren’t recyclable and end up in both landfills and the ocean.
Aside from environmental issues, plastic straws may also contribute to poor health! Also most plastic contains polypropylene and BPA, otherwise known as Bisphenol A, which can leak chemicals into the liquid you drink. Styudies have linked BPA to homrone disruption, increased breast and prostate cancer cell growth, and early onset puberty, and obesity.
One of the easiest ways to keep plastic out of the landfill is to refuse plastic straws. Simply inform your waiter or waitress that you don’t need one, and make sure to specify this when ordering at a drive-thru. For home use make the switch to glass straws from GlassDharma.
GlassDharma glass straws are a safer and greener alternative to plastic. Made in the U.S.A. from heavy duty borosilicate glass , the same glass used for coffee pots, these glass straws have a lifetime guarantee against breakage. GlassDharma offers a variety of diameters, lengths, colors as well as cleaning brushes and sleeves to protect them.
We recently received a shipment of glass straws from Glass Dharma. The “Simple Elegance” style is a straight-up glass tube, while “Beautiful Bends” has a slight bend in the straw about 2/3 of the way up the body.
If you want something more than just a clear, glass straw, Glass Dharma makes straws with decorative “dots” in blue, green, amber, clear, red and black. The color dots gives your glass straw some style and is perfect in helping you tell your drink apart from others.
Prices vary for the glass straws, but a set of six of the “Decorative Dots” straws will run you about ” – $53.00 . (9.5mm x 9)
Straws are available in sizes sipper for wine, cocktails and juices without much pulp, ice tea straws, which is a standard size working with most beverages and the smoothie straw best used for shakes and smoothies.
We found the glass straws to be extremely easy to clean. Simply rinse them with hot water and use one of the cleaning brushes available through Glass Dharma.
Overall, we really like the glass straws. Not only are they better for the environment and ones health , they also look super classy in glasses and are perfect for Summer entertaining.
Make the choice to not use plastic disposable straws, and switch to glass straws. You can read more about Glass Dharma glass straws and order your own straws and accessories at http://www.glassdharma.com.