Shrink Your Footprint with Glass Straws

A lot of people carry around reusable chopsticks in Taiwan to help the environment, but why not reusable straws as well?  I received this press release in my inbox and thought it would be a good idea to share it here given the volume of people who stumble on this site looking for information about bubble tea.  Here’s a way to enjoy one and cut down on waste at the same time!


Sip the World, it’s worth it!
GlassDharma – The original glass straw, handmade in the U.S.A

(Fort Bragg – CA)  Why go plastic when you can go prestigious?  It’s time to
replace ordinary plastic straws with the beautiful elegance of glass.  Known
for their uniqueness, strength, and beauty, GlassDharma straws are about the best life has to offer – healthy living promoting a healthy world with a “touch of glass”.

Embrace the Elegance of Glass
David Leonhardt, founder and master lampworker at GlassDharma, put his heart and soul into developing the exquisite glass straw product line. David takes the time to ensure the quality of each and every straw.  “I believe that I have perfected the art of making glass with purpose and
style.  GlassDharma straws have been the catalyst for my commitment to
bettering the world.  As I educate people about the benefits of glass and
the negative effects of plastic, I benefit in return, by learning more about living with a greener footprint.”

Glass can be both Sustainable and Durable
Offering an unprecedented lifetime guarantee, GlassDharma stands behind their product, and promises that if it breaks, it will be repaired or
replaced.  Made from borosilicate glass, the safest and strongest glass
commercially available, GlassDharma straws are incomparable to ordinary
plastic straws – they are even dishwasher and microwave safe! The
GlassDharma team is so confident with the product that they will extend a
full refund if a customer is not satisfied (not that they predict this will

Think Outside the Glass
GlassDharma straws not only replace their plastic and toxic counterparts,
but they can be used to bring a touch of elegance, conversation and lots of
compliments whenever used.

  • Great for all hot or cold drinks
  • Perfect in specialty drinks – bubble teas, shakes and smoothies, iced drinks
  • Beautiful in cocktails – great accessory for any martini glass
  • Concerned about staining your teeth or decay? Use for wine, coffee and teas.
  • Kid friendly and safe
  • Everyone knows a bendy straw is needed when sick in bed – the Beautiful Bend collection serves this purpose!

One for Everyone
GlassDharma straws are available in three collections: Simple Elegance,
Beautiful Bend, and the colour accented Decorative Dots. Offered in many
heights and widths, GlassDharma straws are available individually or in
sets.  The accessory line includes cleaning brushes and colourful “Cozies”,
created from Ecospun, to protect your straws on the go.

Dharma – that which upholds and supports the proper conduct of living.  How appropriate.

For more information on GlassDharma, please visit


4 thoughts on “Shrink Your Footprint with Glass Straws

  1. That’s a cool idea! It would match nicely with my Four Seas Dragon Potstickers reusable chopsticks (I happened to eat there on their company anniversary and they were giving them away).

  2. Jenna – I’ll be showing my wife these when she gets back from her business trip, it would be nice to have for the once every couple of weeks we buy a tea (right before getting on a bus to come back to Nantou from Taipei).

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