Have an Eco-Friendly Summer with Glass Dharma Reusable Straws {#SavorySummer Sponsor}

by Chrystal Johnson on May 15, 2012

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Last summer I read about glass straws somewhere and I thought that was such an interesting idea. Since we now only drink out of glass water bottles to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals, I have been thinking about making the switch to glass straws – as one more step to minimizing the use of plastic in our home.

Now that the weather is warmer, we’ve been making a lot of smoothies (it’s a great way to sneak greens into the girls’ diet), and sitting on the front porch enjoying them. I started realizing how many straws we were throwing away each week, so I started looking more into glass straws.

That’s when I learned about Glass Dharma. All of their glass straws are handmade, in the USA, from borosilicate tubing, the strongest glass commercially available. They go one step further and anneal the straws to Corning, Inc. specifications (a process that strengthens the glass) so that the glass straws will be strong like a glass coffee pot.

I loved reading that and knowing that these are the strongest, most durable glass drinking straws possible – quality is very important to me!

I also like that they can be used in cold or hot drinks, and that they are dishwasher and microwave safe (even though we don’t own a microwave, I know most families do). They also sell brushes for cleaning the straws – which is key!

We got to try a variety of their straw types. I like that they have multiple styles, so you can get the right straw for your needs.

This image is missing the second cleaning brush we received

What I was amazed to find out is that Glass Dharma offers a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage. That is huge since most people are afraid of switching to glass because of the fear of breakage.

So if your straws break, Glass Dharma will replace them free. They do include this disclaimer though:

Although we offer this unbelievable guarantee, we are NOT claiming that they are unbreakable. (Any more than your Pyrex coffee pot or pie plate would be.) Purposely “testing” GlassDharma straws is not advised and in some cases may result in the guarantee being voided.

I’m very happy with the Glass Dharma straws, and I’m looking forward to using them this summer – and long into the future!

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Thank you to Glass Dharma for providing the products mentioned in this review. Although I received these products free of charge, all opinions expressed are my own.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Carol May 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I totally agree with you, Quality is the most important fact to me. Thanks for this wonderful post.
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2 Viviana May 16, 2012 at 7:06 am

I think I would actually buy some hemp soft sleeves. They look like they could come in handy for storing more than just the straws! ;)

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3 Kelly A. Tanner
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May 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I’d love to buy a few of the glass straws along with purple hemp soft sleeves!

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4 Marysa N. May 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I’d love some smoothie straws!!

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5 Anne Perry May 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

ICE TEA
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6 Margot C
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May 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

We need glass smoothie straws. we drink smoothies every day!

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7 Phoenix May 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Smoothie straws!

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8 Danielle @ Royalegacy May 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

These are just so neat!
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9 Tegan May 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

My fav actually are the beautiful bend ones, simple yet wonderful. :)

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10 Alicia E. May 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I have wanted some of these straws for a while now, my favorite are the ones with decorative dots on them!

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11 polly May 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

i like their decorative dots smoothie straws
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12 Margot Core
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May 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I like the idea of showing kids that not everything needs to be made to just throw away.

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13 Alycia M May 26, 2012 at 5:09 am

I would get cleaning brushes for sure and also the beautiful bends

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14 Sarah B. May 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’d love a beautiful bends straw and a smoothie straw!

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15 Rhonda Martin May 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Glass straws would be great~! I love that if one breaks they will replace it. That was my main concern , how long would they last before they got broke. With their lifetime guarantee I wouldn’t have to worry about it. Thanks for sharing this
review :)
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16 Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter May 30, 2012 at 3:38 am

I’d love the Ice Tea Beautiful Bend Straw. Very elegant.

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17 Ruth Hill June 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I have heard so much about these–they sound really good! I was telling my mom about them, and she was dubious, but I think your post could make her a believer!
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