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Friday, August 3, 2012

GlassDharma Straws *Review* and $25 GC #Giveaway!

Allow me to introduce you to GlassDharma, the original glass straw company. Most of you know that I am an eco-friendly mama and I love to try new products that are good for the earth, and my family. One of the many ways I am being eco-friendly, is using glass straws, instead of plastic ones. Imagine how many plastic straws get dumped into landfills, it grosses me out. Making such a simple change at your home can help reduce trash in landfills and my question is...what's stopping you?

*About GlassDharma*
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.(*this info was taken directly from the GlassDharma website)

I am excited to bring you a review for GlassDharma straws. My family received four glass straws, different sizes/designs. 

The straws were packages very carefully, but with little packing supply. 
The box I received contained four individually boxed straws with just a piece of newspaper to hold the boxes in place during transport. I love a company that will put efforts like this, to make sure they are contributing little, to no extra waste. I recycled every bit that you see here~ except we are reusing the straws everyday!

My family loves our glass straws! We use them almost daily and if we are planning on going out to eat, we take them along and use them there instead of the restaurants plastic straws. I feel like we are making a difference and I am happy to say, it is a fun and easy way to be green!

GlassDharma use to make colored glass straws as well, but the colored glass came from China and did not meet their standards. You can read more about their reasoning here.
One more thing I'd like to point out is GlassDharma's guarantee. GlassDharma offers a lifetime guarantee against breakage. For any reason(besides intentional damage), your GlassDharma Straw breaks, they will gladly offer a replacement if they are not able to restore your broken one to it's original condition. Buyer is responsible for shipping charges.

For those of you you who are just now finding out about glass straws, you may have some questions, I'm sure. Check out the Frequenly Asked Questions page at GlassDharma and I bet you will find some answers!

The straws are super easy to take care of. They are dishwasher safe and can be washed by hand as well, with a glass straw cleaning brush. The cleaning brushes are inexpensive but do have to be purchased separate from the straws.

Visit GlassDharma to purchse!

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Open to US only, Ends 8/24.
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**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.
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  1. I'd choose the beautiful bends set in ice tea

  2. I like the bend straws in ice tea.

  3. I would get 2 smoothie and an ice tea one

  4. I'd get the decorative dots smoothie straw!

  5. I'd get a set of decorative smoothie straws.

  6. I like the Beautiful Bends in the smoothie size!

  7. decorative dots


  8. i like the smoothie set / 4 Simple Elegance straws - 12mm x 6.25" w/SS brush

  9. I would get the bends straw in iced tea

  10. I would get an "ice tea" straw with dots!

  11. I think I want the 4 iced tea straws!

  12. hmmm we do a lot of smoothies so the decorative smoothies!

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

  13. I love the DOTS! And the bends....I love them ALL! I love GLASS!

  14. I'd like the 4 iced tea straws. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

  15. I'd like to have a decorative dots straw in the ice tea size!

  16. I'd buy the SMOOTHIE staw set of 4

  17. i would buy the bent straws in sipper and iced tea sizes

  18. I'd get a blue decorative dots sipper.

  19. i would get at least one sipper straw- we so need one of these for drinking coconut water fresh from the young coconut!!!! :)

  20. I would choose a beautiful ben iced tea straw

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    Ldsmom2201 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  21. i like the decorative dot ice tea straw