The Classic Single Glass straw is equivalent of the average plastic everyday straw. Replace the 38,000 straws you'll use in your lifetime to just one with the classic straw recommended for all liquids and well-blended smoothies.
Why Choose Glass Straws?
Why Glass Straws? What about Plastic, Stainless Steel or even Bamboo Straws?
The straws which might come with your cold soft drink or hot tea/coffee, are made from plastic. A chemical used to make plastic straws can mimic the activity of hormones, such as estrogen, in the body, which can lead to reproductive disorders, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other conditions. This risk is compounded when combined with heat, as warmer temperatures cause more compounds to leak out into food.
BPA free plastic straws can add other hormone-altering substances into the foods and drinks you and your family are consuming. Glass straws do not contain these harmful substances, you eliminate this risk when switching from plastic to glass straws.
There is much controversy over stainless steel straws as a good substitute for the plastic straw. Issues you may find with these metal straws are they can heat up or become very cold quickly, so the outside of the straw on you lids feel like it is burning or freezing. In addition there are many types of stainless steel; some have toxic metals combined within the stainless steel. When heated up these toxins can leach into your drink. Of course the obvious is that you can not see inside these straws to be sure they are clean and ready to us.
This alternative is an unusual one but oh so natural! Bamboo drinking straws are eco-friendly and made from real whole bamboo stalks, however mildew which is a kind of mold that's particularly hard to get rid of once it starts loves the inside of straws. It may be harder to get out of bamboo straws because you can not see through the bamboo and it does not dry easily.
The other benefit of glass straws is that they are far more environmentally friendly. Traditional plastic straws are one-time-use, and cannot be recycled, so they wind up in landfills and our oceans as little micro-particles. This is when our fish end up eating them and we end up eating the fish with plastic. It is a scary cycle.
While one individual straw doesn’t create an environmental disaster, it’s the scale that creates an issue - in the United States alone, over 500 million disposable plastic straws are used and thrown away every year. You can wash and reuse glass straws, you won’t be contributing to the waste.
Some Benefits of Using Simply Straws Glass Straws
They're reusable, durable (lifetime guarantee - if you break 'em, we replace 'em), biodegradable, and handmade in California with equal portions of logic and love. The materials are BPA-free, hypoallergenic and the colors are non-toxic.
The Other Kind of Drinking Problem
Many of us spent the summers of our youth sipping our favorite bubbled beverages through straws of every size and shape, from straight to bendy to corkscrew.
We used straws because they made drinks more fun. Straws made it possible to ride a bike and gulp soda without blocking your own view or rolling over a bump and inhaling the cup. At the time, we had no idea that those straws helped protect our teeth from the acids in those drinks. The catch is that those very same straws are still sitting in a landfill today.
Now that we're grown, we still use straws. Every day. They're still useful and they're still more fun than they should be, really. Only now, we've taken the straw and improved it. No more garnishing that landfill with "disposable" plastic straws.
We've upgraded to glass. Try it once and you'll understand why.
They are reusable like utensils and dishes, they're a pleasure to sip anything through (even $3 box wine), and they're beautiful objects, if we do say so ourselves.
We'd like to leave the world a better place than when we came into it, sip by sip, and we'd like you to join us in this endeavor.
Classic 9mm Straight 6''/8''/10''
Classic 9mm Bent 6''/8''/10''
Wide Straight 6''/8''/10''
Wide Bent 6''/8''/10''