glass dharma began when David Leonhardt saw the need for replacing plastic straws. "I created the GlassDharma line of glass drinking straws and this website to contribute one solution to the misuse of plastics in our society," said David. McDonald's stated in 2008 that they sell 52 MILLION value meals a DAY- so think about how many straws are just sitting in landfills right now not decomposing! Yuck... That's not even counting non-value meals bought, other food places that straws are used, plus straws that are used at home.
Another yucky fact is that using plastic straws means that you are drinking out of a petroleum based product which could have toxins. When you use glass straws, you don't have to worry about any toxins leaching into your beverage because there are none! You can get a in depth review about plastic straws from The Soft Landing.
glass dharma makes a variety of glass straws for every type of beverage/glass. Here are a few images from their site so you can see the different widths and lengths.
glass dharma straws come with a lifetime guarantee against breakage!! If for any reason the straw should break you can return it to be fixed or replaced. Note- the guarantee doesn't mean they are not breakable. :) But with the guarantee, I felt like I could hand E the straw and carry on.
I was also sent a smoothie straw and ice tea decorative dots and beautiful bends straw.
straw set for Christmas!
glass dharma site about the type of glass the straws are handmade with:
"Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with the main ingredients of silica and boron oxide. Borosilicate glass is most well known for having very low thermal expansion, making it resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass. It is also non-porous and Hypo-allergenic. Borosilicate glass was first developed by German glassmaker Otto Schott in the late 19th century. Borosilicate glass is often used for high-quality beverage glassware and kitchenware (a popular brand name is Pyrex®). Borosilicate glassware has increased durability and has microwave and dishwasher compatibility. It contains no lead."
I feel very confident letting my 4 yr old use the straws. I would even hand them over to a toddler now that I've used them for a couple of weeks. You can get the straws online at glass dharma anywhere from $6.50-$12 and sets from $28-$69. They are seriously worth every penny!
Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!
*I was sent the reviewed items at no charge. This in no way alters my opinions. These are my thoughts, opinions, and results.