Tuesday, June 15, 2010

glass straws


After recently posting about offering young toddlers soup in a cup with a straw to decrease mess and to make vegetable consumption more fun, I had second thoughts- straws are a far cry from green- just another piece of plastic that cannot be recycled. But straws are actually good for children’s oral motor development and speech articulation and decrease the chance of tooth decay when sipping sweet drinks.

The solution: a set of glass straws for your home. You can even sew up a little travel pouch for packed lunches and your handbag.

Made in the US, glass straws are dishwasher safe, BPA-free and actually guaranteed not to break for their lifetime. But the most comforting part is, you can be sure that your glass straws will not end up floating in an ocean or a landfill.

Do a google search to find an Australian retailer near you, or your can order them online from the US with a $4 delivery charge. ** Please note I am not being sponsored by any company to recommend this product, I just believe in the cause and think that it is an important green change than is often overlooked.

xo

22 comments:

Tammy James said...

I saw these online a long time ago , thanks for the reminder , I didn't know they were guaranteed not to break - that was the deal breaker for me IYKWIM, the safety issue. thanks Meagan.

Melissa said...

We have had as set of acrylic ones for a couple years now, I swear by them. They take a bit of getting used to though, being a bit bigger than your usual straw. I like these glass ones though, I may just have to splurge and buy some for super fancy cocktail nights and keep the acrylic ones for everyday use.

Mrs B said...

Thanks for the reminder. I tried to get some a few months back and couldnt find any companies that would send from the US. So great that we can now buy them in Oz.

Little B is going to very excited. He so wants to drink out of a straw and I've just had to say no up until now.

Grace said...

I also saw stainless steel ones I was thinking about getting (not so breakable)!

Gifts of Serendipity said...

B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!
THANK YOU,
Felicity

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m.e (Cathie) said...

love this!!!
great idea for both the straws and straws for soup.

Tania said...

Though I admit, when I've seen these before I have only imagined all sorts of splintered glass/grinding toddler teeth disasters. Hmn...unbreakable, huh?

Leslie said...

these are very cool...i have seen stainless steel straws, never glass ones.

LJ said...

great idea!!

Allana said...

We ordered a few of these last year and the little brush to clean them with and they are brilliant! :)

frayedattheedge said...

an excellent idea - my grown up son was told by his dentist to use a straw if he was drinking Coke, as it stops your teeth being stained!

Kristi said...

i was thinking about this the other day, because i use straws for the boys smoothies, i wash them and reuse them. but still, i was thinking about all the straws out there.

pictures eat people said...

hello...i'm so glad i found your blog...i think you're the guidance i've been needing. thank you x

pictures eat people said...

oh and thanks for helping me re- think a few things...i just bought a packet of straws today! i have been just buying things quite unconsciously...:(

Catherine said...

We wash and reuse some of those curly straws but I really like the idea of these. Thanks Meagan. xo

If anyone is interested I found an Australian stockist http://www.babygrowsafe.com.au/index.php

Wendy said...

Funny, I've also been thinking about straws lately...love the idea of the glass ones! How are they to clean?
Wendy

Mama Gone Green said...

What a great idea...I am wondering why I havent thought about this ages ago. We drink lots of smoothies and re-use our plastic straws, but they don't last forever (and they are still plastic). Thanks for sharing!

Earth Mama said...

Ooo, thanks! These would so be worth having a set or two of!

:)Lisa

Erin said...

Sounds like a good idea ... in with the glass & out with the plastic!

Andrea said...

I've been thinking of getting these when the enormous box of plastic straws that a *generous* relative gave us runs out. I saw at an antique store recently two boxes of old straws made from PAPER...how cool is that? Why can't/won't they still make them that way? Recyclable, degradable, not-breakable.

Angie said...

these look like the answer to my I'm -so-over-plastic-straws woes

smoothies are not as much fun without a straw!

Unbreakable (fingers crossed on that one) and you can see when gunk is stuck in them.

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