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Before receiving these straws for review, I had never thought of the benefits of a reusable straw.
- They are better for the environment. Because they are reusable, they don’t end up in landfills.
- You don’t get the leakage of toxic chemicals that you normally would with traditional straws. many plastic straws contain BPA.
- They are very pretty straws
Glass Dharma Drinking straws come in a few styles and sizes. I kind of expected for them to be less durable than what they were.
I’m sure you are wondering how to clean them, well Glass Dharma also sells small little brushes to get down in there, they will remove any left over smoothie from the straw.
Gift sets and family sets are also available. You can read more about Glass Dharma Drinking Straws here and also order your own set.
Since March of 2007 GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws. The GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.
In 2007, David Leonhardt launched GlassDharma and handled all of the operations by himself. The GlassDharma.com website launched In 2008. Since then, GlassDharma sales show an average annual growth rate of 50% year after year. As of 2012, GlassDharma is supported by 10 people.
GlassDharma welcomes more companies that can combine efforts with us in making more glass straws available. Glass Straws help to educate the public about reducing the amount of plastic straws endangering our environment. There is plenty of market-share for all and we encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration as opposed to competition in our industry.
As of the beginning of 2012, GlassDharma’s shipping numbers total over 200,000 straws world-wide. Although that may sound like a large number to some, our goal is to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public. With U.S.A. population at about 300 million, this works out to 6 million straws. We certainly have our work cut out for us.