Everyday Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws! This type of plastic waste is 100% avoidable. Thankfully there are eco-minded companies that have created reusable straws made from glass, metal, and bamboo. So how do you find the perfect straw? Today I want to talk about my favorite straw made by Glass Dharma--the original glass straw! Not only are they the sweetest people, but their glass straws, cleaning brushes, and hemp sleeves meet my values of sustainability.
Glass Dharma Straw:
- non-toxic and suitable for hot and cold beverages
- dishwasher and microwave safe
- durable, reusable, and sustainable
- kid friendly and safe
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage
- handmade in the United States
- beautiful and elegant in any beverage
We use glass all the time in our homes to cook with and to drink out of. The glass straw is no different and very safe! I started using Glass Dharma straws 5 months ago in my home and while traveling. I've dropped the straws on the ground, and they haven't broken. They are made from borosilicate tubing which is the strongest commerical glass available on the market.
Glass Dharma does not use any plastic to package or ship their products! This makes them a very sustainable option. Many eco-brands on the market might not use plastic in their products, but when it comes to packaging and shipping, suddenly their "green values" go out the window. Glass Dharma thinks about their impact full circle.
Not all of their straws come with a cleaning brush, so make sure to get one because they work really well. Unlike metal and bamboo reusable straws, it's easy to see that Glass Dharma's straws are clean after you've washed them! Glass Dharma also makes a hemp protective sleeve for their straws that is great for keeping the straw clean and safe while traveling.
Giveaway On Instagram!
I'd like to invite you to join in a giveaway with Glass Dharma for a $25 paperless and plastic free gift certificate code to their online shop. To enter, you must be following Kind Planet and Glass Dharma on Instagram and tag two friends in my giveaway post in order to qualify. This is an international giveaway, which means that regardless of where you live, you can enter!
The Giveaway will start on Monday, August 15th, and I will announce the winner on Monday, August 22nd!
To read more about how to refuse plastic straws, check out my post!
Disclaimer: In April of 2016, Glass Dharma gave me several of their glass straws, cleaning brushes, and a hemp sleeve to use so that I could tell you about my experience.