Glass Straws are an alternative to toxin leaking plastic straws, but are they the way to go?
Glass Straws are eco friendly and there is no worry about plastic which is a petroleum byproduct. Petroleum is neither environmental nor skin friendly. I am, however, concerned about cleanliness especially considering that green smoothies would be the main thing being sucked through my glass straw.
When I asked this question of Glass Dharma I was advised that they send out the straw with an adorable (my words, not theirs) little brush that is supposed to do the job. They also recommend a run through the dishwasher for sanitizing.
A high quality glass straw is made from a high quality glass and is resistant to chipping and breakage. Of course, it is glass so if you drop it then it may break. They are not disposable which could be a pro for some and con for others. They will not contribute to filling our landfills but they do require you to carry them with you if you want to be exclusive to glass straws. Many of them do come with carry cases.
Glass Straws are certainly prettier than regular plastic straws. However, they are also more money with the average range being $6.50-$10.50.
So, glass straw or no glass straw?
I am pretty sure that at this point you all realize that I am going to try glass. After all I need to let you know how I feel they clean up 🙂
HMMM… It is almost Mother’s Day.
Perhaps my family is reading this and will see that this is the latest thing that I want. Of course, I also want a Breville Juicer from a certain store that happened to send a 20% off coupon today. But really I am not hinting at all, I am just sharing my desires with all of you wonderful health enthusiasts. 🙂