As you know most plastic straws are flimsy and disposable. They are also made from polypropylene, which is a plastic that most recycling centers will not take. This means after you use them you have to throw them in the trash. A great eco alternative are glass drinking straws. A good source of glass drinking straws are those made by Glass Dharma.
Glass Dharma hand-makes each glass straw with borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available. The glass straws come in four sizes: 6.25mm Shorty, 7mm Sipper, 9.5mm Ice Tea and 12mm Smoothie. Each glass straw is handmade in the United States and are microwave and dishwasher safe. Glass Dharma straws are fully backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. They are also covered with the manufacturer's Lifetime Guarantee against breakage.
There are three optional accessories for the glass drinking straws: cleaning brushes, soft sleeves made of hemp and hard cases made of bamboo. The cleaning brushes easily wash the inside of each straw after each use. You can store your straws in the hemp soft sleeves which are machine washable and come in four sizes. Finally, there are the bamboo hard cases which come with a cork stopper and also come in 4 sizes. So not only are the straws made of an eco-friendly material, but so do the accessories.
Glass drinking straws are superior to plastic drinking straws in more ways than one. Plastic straws are flimsy and prone to breaking. Glass drinking straws can be reused again and again for years. Some people love them so much they take them wherever they go; even using them out at restaurants instead of using their inferior counterparts. Glass drinking straws are a great green choice. The only possible drawback is the cleaning of the straws after each use. Make sure to get a cleaning brush with every purchase. For more information, go to Glass Dharma or buygreen.com.
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