In a quote made famous by Jane Goodall, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” One way many consumers make an impact on their daily life is through their use of plastic straws. According to Eco Cycle, about 500 million plastic straws are used in the United States every day, with the average American sipping through approximately 38,000 or more straws in their lifetime. Just thinking about how many straws you go through with each visit to the local coffee shop or fast food establishment for drinks on the go can be a good indicator of how these small, yet convenient drink helpers rarely get reused or recycled and end up creating waste.
While it’s hard to imagine life without straws for sipping everything from smoothies to milkshakes and even cocktails, there’s an environmentally friendly straw option on the market to help those who are concerned about their health and environment make better choices while at home or on the go. The brand, Glass Dharma, creates glass straws that are sustainable, reusable, durable, easy to clean and suitable for both hot and cold drinks while being dishwasher safe. Using glass straws provides one solution to plastics leaching into our foods and ultimately ending up in landfills and oceans.
Created using borosilicate glass, each handmade in the USA straw is created with the strongest commercially available glass on the market and is 100% satisfaction guaranteed with a lifetime warranty. In using glass straws, each use equals one less plastic straw ending up in a local landfill, and also comes with health benefits as glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
Glass Dharma invited me to taste the difference with their glass straws and from the first sip I became hooked. While I was initially concerned about drinking from glass, I was quickly reassured when I picked up one of the straws for the first time, as the borosilicate glass doesn’t break or crack under normal conditions and substituting glass straws into my daily routine added an extra feeling of beauty to my day. Being a tea drinker, I enjoyed the simple elegance that using a glass straw created especially since a few of their glass straw options feature decorative dots that are both fun and functional for preventing the straws from rolling off of a table or counter when not in use. Using glass straws allow consumers to genuinely taste the original flavors of the beverage without any alterations in the taste that can be created with the lesser plastic straws.
Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors to be used for everything from iced tea to smoothies and bubble tea beverages, using Glass Dharma can help limit our environmental waste through reusing the glass straws and help consumers to taste the difference in a positive way.
To find out more about Glass Dharma glass straws you can visit their website at http://www.glassdharma.com/