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On my quest to become a more eco-friendly person I stumbled up on a company that makes glass straws. These aren't just any glass straws, but the original glass straws. Once I gave more thought about how many straws I use in a single week it hit me hard realizing that the use of plastic straws was not helping my quest to be more eco-friendly. After changing over to using stainless steel water bottles and travel coffee mugs I was still finding myself putting plastic straw in my cups. Every day I would grab a new one to put into my cup, trust me day after day the pile of plastic straws would add up. Now comes into play Glass Dharma and their wonderful awesomely amazingly made glass straws. What a terrific idea these straws are and they eliminate my use of more plastic, plastic I have been trying to rid from my life for a while now. Also, their straws are all made in the USA, I love nothing more than to support a US made product and also to help assist me on my main quest of being more eco-friendly!
Glass Dharma was founded by David Leonhardt after he saw the opportunity to a solution to fix his family's "plastic problem" As put by David "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? " Reading this statistic really put it into perspective how big of a problem plastic straws are, we tend to not really give it a thought... it's only a straw, but take all of those straws and pile them up? YES that's a big problem and here is my solution to my "straw problem" by using glass straws. Their straws come in all lengths and diameters to choose from along with a lifetime guarantee
I was sent four different straws by Glass Dharma to review.
9.5mm x 9" Ice Tea Straw with Amber Decorative Dots
9.5mm x 9" Ice Tea Beautifually Bends Straw
12mm x 9" Smooth Straw
7mm x 6.25" Sipper Straw with Red Decorative Dots
two of the straws had cleaning brushes with them
**please note NOT all straws come with a cleaning brush**
After taking the straws out of their boxes I found the quality to be amazing and the ones with the decorative dots to be just beautiful. I could see the decorative dots straws being used during a cocktail party, allowing the different color dots to determine which drink is yours or one of your guests. My biggest concern was these are glass, how durable were they? But on a total accident I dropped one and it banged off the corner of my desk and was totally fine. However, if it had broken Glass Dharma offers a Lifetime Guarantee on their straws. If they can not repair it to it's normal state they will gladly replace the straw with a new one. I really really love this guarantee! I found that the straws were durable, quality made, and easy to drink through. Not to mention it gave me a sense of pride knowing I would be ridding of those pesky plastic straws. To even think of the pile of plastic I alone could make with just my plastic straw use just upsets me to no end. Today's society has a plastic problem and glass straws are just a simply solution to a huge problem. Over all after spending a night with my Ice Tea and Glass Dharma Glass straw I give them a huge five star rating!
Are you totally impressed by Glass Dharma's straws like I am? I sure hope so because now comes the time and your chance to win a $25 e-Gift Code to use on Glass Dharma's website. You can view their site at http://www.glassdharma.com. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter form below to submit your entries This giveaway is open World Wide and will run until 12:01AM EST on 9/07/2011. If you are already a follower through Google Friend Connect, RSS Reader, or email please simply put the name in which you subscribe with in the Extra Info box!
Disclaimer: I was sent a set of four glass straws by Glass Dharma as part of this review. I was not compensated in any other manner and all opinions expressed are of my own thoughts and feelings.
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