Minimizing Your Plastic Footprint: Glass Dharma Giveaway

Keeping the Earth Week fun moving right along, today as promised we have more great green products for you to win, more Earth Day tips, and bonus links to keep you clicking green all week long.

David Leonhardt, a glassblower and the founder of Glass Dharma, the original hand-made glass drinking straw, created his own line of drinking straws to “contribute one solution to the misuse of plastics in our society.”

By now I think most of us understand the over-use of the very non eco-friendly plastic material is a huge environmental problem, one with no clear solution in sight.

Take this frightening statistic from GlassDharma.com as an example of the large part small straws play in the plastic predicament facing us today:

As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY! (Per their website.) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?

Plain and simple, here’s how and why these glass straws work:

* Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
* Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill.
* One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws. (How many times will you use a straw the rest of your life?)
* Using your glass drinking straw adds a feeling of beauty to your day.

GlassDharma glass drinking straws are:

* Made of borosilicate tubing– the strongest glass commercially available. This means that we have spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.

* Annealed to Corning, Inc. specifications (a process that strengthens the glass). So you can have confidence you are purchasing the highest quality glass straws available.

* Made of glass which does not leach ANY TOXINS into your food. So you can use your non-toxic straws with confidence.

* Created with the beauty and elegance that only glass can give. You’ll feel like royalty-with a touch of ‘glass’.

* A great environmental addition to your kitchenware. Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!

* Are fully backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If they don’t meet your expectations, return for a full refund.

* Covered with our unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage. If they ever break, we’ll replace them, for free.

Sounds pretty great, right? Where here’s where it gets even better.

GlassDharma is donating a set of 4 Simple Elegance glass drinking straws + a cleaning brush to one lucky 5MinutesForGoingGreen reader. The prize, obtained in the form of a coupon code for $30.00 (value of the set cost + shipping) can be used on the site to purchase the set.

How to get in on the glass straw action? Simple.

1) Just leave a comment on this post anytime between today, Tuesday April 21st, and Sunday, May 3rd by 7pm EST and consider yourself entered. (Be sure to use a valid email address when leaving your entry comments, as I’ll use that email address to notify the winner of the contest.)

On May 3rd I’ll use a random number generator to pick one winner, so be sure to check back on the site on Monday, May 4th to see if you’ve won!

Some additional contest-related details, and to recap:

* As always, non bloggers are welcome to participate!
* Contest entries are open from Tuesday, April 21st through Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm EST.
* The winner will be drawn randomly and I will announce the winner Monday, May 4th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (The sooner we hear from you, the better!)
* This contest is open to US & Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion is not available in Arizona or Quebec.
* Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

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Earth Week Tip, The Second:

Reduce the amount of plastic you use in your kitchen by switching your plastic utensils to wooden ones.

Bonus links, to keep you reading green this week:

  • For more tips and tricks on how to reduce your own plastic footprint, visit plasticless.com.
“The Green” includes the following eco-friendly content and initiatives:
1. ECO-MMUNITY –  A place for all of us to engage, converse, share news, etc.  It includes an “eco-map” for meeting and greeting eco-minded people, the “greenzine” newsletter, discussion boards, a green quiz and more.
2. ECO-TRIP – An eight-part original series exploring the origins and environmental impact of common everyday products, hosted by eco-adventurer David de Rothschild.
3. GREEN PORNO season 2 – Isabella Rossellini is back with a new batch of very short films about the reproductive habits of marine animals.
4. The NEW GREEN BLOG – Part of the brand new “SunFiltered” network of Sundance blogs, the page will feature content courtesy of Jeff McIntire-Strasburg, founder and editor of sustainablog.

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See you tomorrow for more great green giveaways, Earth Day tips, and bonus links to keep you winning, thinking, and clicking green all week long!

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An original 5 Minutes for Going Green post. Read more about all things Kerri Anne, including her renewed commitment to green living and her affinity for talking in movie quotes at kerrianne.org.

170 Responses to Minimizing Your Plastic Footprint: Glass Dharma Giveaway
  1. Crissy
    April 21, 2009 | 6:11 am

    Oooh pick me, pick me! I’ve been itching to buy some glass straws forEVER.

  2. Laura B
    April 21, 2009 | 7:19 am

    These are fantastic! I would love to win some =)

  3. Carey
    April 21, 2009 | 7:55 am

    Cool!

  4. Becca
    April 21, 2009 | 7:56 am

    I’ve got a little one at home who loves using straws. Those are nifty.

  5. Rebecca
    April 21, 2009 | 9:08 am

    Awesome! I was just thinking about glass drinking straws.

    That statistic on number of McDonald’s meals served in a day is…frightening. And not just because of the plastic straws. Think about all of the paper that gets used. And then not recycled.

    And people wonder why our society is overweight…

    Rebecca

  6. Becky
    April 21, 2009 | 9:34 am

    Wow – what a fantastic idea! I would love a chance to win these. Thank you!

  7. Jen M
    April 21, 2009 | 10:14 am

    I never thought of how many plastic straws were used each day around the globe! Great idea!!

  8. Rebecca
    April 21, 2009 | 10:34 am

    Just about the point I was starting to wonder if there was a green alternative for this… here is your great blog post and giveaway. Thanks! I would love to win!

  9. Gina
    April 21, 2009 | 10:47 am

    You won me over when you mentioned the CLEANING BRUSH!! Yes…I can definitely see keeping these stocked in my car andproudly saying, “No…keep the straw…I have my own.”

    Very cool product post!

    ~G

  10. stephanie
    April 21, 2009 | 10:59 am

    I would love a set of these.

  11. becky
    April 21, 2009 | 11:38 am

    What an amazing idea. I’d love these for my kitchen/car. Thanks!!

  12. sareen
    April 21, 2009 | 11:52 am

    I had no idea – I love straws and haven’t been able to use one for years. YAY for no plastic

  13. Mary L.
    April 21, 2009 | 12:39 pm

    These are beautiful and practical! Kindly enter me into the contest. Thanks!

  14. lena
    April 21, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    I have heard of these and have wanted to try them. This would be a great way to. When we go out to eat I try to pass on the straw. Thanks for the green giveaways this week.

  15. Ashley Parrott
    April 21, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    I’ve never heard of these, but this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Kim
    April 21, 2009 | 5:56 pm

    Oh man. These have been on my “to buy” list for months and I still haven’t gotten around to it. I would love to win this! :-)

  17. Denise
    April 21, 2009 | 7:31 pm

    What a great idea. We would love those straws in our house. I’ve been looking at different sites about them and hadn’t settled on a set yet. They are on my “must get” list.

  18. Kelly
    April 21, 2009 | 8:15 pm

    This is awesome! I’m so glad to find this site!

    Kelly

  19. Midlife mommy
    April 21, 2009 | 8:15 pm

    Wow. I never thought about plastic straws being an issue. Thank you. Now I just need to go there to see if they come in colors! I would love to win this!

  20. bekahcubed
    April 21, 2009 | 8:27 pm

    That is just too amazing. Glass drinking straws–who’d have thunk? But it’s a brilliant idea–and I’d love to win one.

  21. Justine
    April 21, 2009 | 9:17 pm

    Those straws are the coolest things.

  22. melissa najd
    April 22, 2009 | 1:12 am

    I thought of this idea awhile back, I am glad to see someone actually doing it. We reuse forks and knives at restaurants, why not straws too? This is so cool!

  23. Serena
    April 22, 2009 | 5:09 am

    I was just wondering what to do about our straw situation–even though I wash our plastic straws to reuse them, they don’t last. These would be the perfect solution!

  24. Jodi
    April 22, 2009 | 9:08 am

    My 5 year old loves straws–I didn’t even know there were glass straws! Pick me!

  25. Debbie
    April 22, 2009 | 10:01 am

    Very neat idea! How durable is the glass? Do they always break when they are dropped?

  26. Michelle
    April 22, 2009 | 10:46 am

    Awesome! My children dearly miss being able to use straws since I banned them from our house. What a great alternative–they would be so thrilled to have these (as would I)!

  27. Rebecca
    April 22, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    I have wanted to try glass straws for a while now. Hope I win!

  28. Jennifer Vandeloo
    April 22, 2009 | 12:22 pm

    Love the straws! What a great idea!

  29. Dee
    April 22, 2009 | 2:34 pm

    My little boy has just recently started asking for straws with his drinks…. I’ve been thinking about getting glass ones.

    Even better if I can win some :)

  30. Bena
    April 22, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    amazing and awesome! I would love these for the kiddos’ summer drinks!

  31. melissa
    April 22, 2009 | 3:41 pm

    i first read about glass dharma’s straws on fake plastic fish and have wanted one ever since!
    i would love these for my family.

  32. Thao
    April 22, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    I never would have thought about glass straws. My initial concern would be safety, would it easily break but the glass looks very thick.

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

  33. ikkinlala
    April 23, 2009 | 3:40 am

    These are beautiful!

  34. Susan
    April 23, 2009 | 9:40 am

    What a great product! These would be great to leave in the car for travel.

  35. Krista
    April 23, 2009 | 1:24 pm

    These are pretty cool.

  36. Quanda
    April 23, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    I would love to try the glass drinking straws!! I’m always open in trying new products.

  37. Jill L
    April 24, 2009 | 8:54 am

    What a great idea, and to have a brush to clean out the straws is wonderful. I have reusable straws that I wind up throwing out because even though I wash them, crud always seems to get stuck. We would use these a lot.

  38. amanda h
    April 24, 2009 | 9:17 am

    o wow, great idea.. helpful to the earth and so pretty! i love it, thanks for the chance!

    ahellen@gmail.com

  39. Joanne Schultz
    April 24, 2009 | 9:59 am

    ooh, we love straws! And glass would be great – no plastic taste!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Sue
    April 24, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    How cool are these!! I really prefer to drink through a straw but cringe at all of the waste from plastic straws. Thanks for sharing~

  41. Mya Brooks
    April 24, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Wow what a great giveaway!

  42. Jessica Maurer
    April 24, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    Very cool idea! I use straws often & I think using a glass one will help me be more “green”. I’ve already started using reusable bags instead of plastic ones. Now this will help too!

  43. diana
    April 24, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    What a great idea, I love straws but don’t get them for environmental reasons.

  44. Liz
    April 24, 2009 | 5:11 pm

    Wow… this is a fantastic idea!

  45. susan varney
    April 24, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    oh my my what a wonderful day. mverno@roadrunner.com

  46. alison
    April 24, 2009 | 5:41 pm

    what a great idea! I hope my clumsy self doesn’t drop it too badly! :)

  47. Theresa Shafer
    April 24, 2009 | 6:10 pm

    I use straws and try my best to clean them but two or three is the most I have been able to reuse them. What a great idea. I had not even thought of glass straws until I saw your blog. Please sign me up and thank you for helping me to become more green. Thank you.

    TESL then numbers 283 with yahoo.

  48. Denise
    April 24, 2009 | 6:53 pm

    I’d love to try these. My kids love using straws and we are always running out.

  49. Cathy W.
    April 24, 2009 | 8:41 pm

    Where have I been? I never knew these existed. What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. Deborah S
    April 24, 2009 | 9:13 pm

    This is a wonderful way to eliminate one plastic product and cool to have one’s own glass straw. Maybe it will become fashionable to have a glass straw in your shirt pocket and they will come in designer colors or personalized. Have I gone too far?

  51. MRS.MOMMYY
    April 24, 2009 | 10:11 pm

    oh wow husband really goes thru straws

  52. Kelly Ann T.
    April 24, 2009 | 11:22 pm

    We have been trying so hard to reuse, recycle and reduce. I have never seen these before and I would love to try them out.

  53. Caroline
    April 25, 2009 | 12:33 am

    I love these. They’d make a great addition to my cutlery tote.

  54. Laney
    April 25, 2009 | 12:52 am

    This is really cool!

  55. Meredith Rogen
    April 25, 2009 | 2:12 am

    These look neat, I love straws but hate the plastic. Fantabulous!

  56. Rebecca Graham
    April 25, 2009 | 2:14 am

    I am ready to do my part about not putting plastic in the landfill. I use reusable grocery bags and these glass straws sound like something else I need to do to go green.

  57. Jennifer Giordano
    April 25, 2009 | 2:29 am

    Yikes! I have a 4 year old and I am sad to admit that we use plastic straws on a daily basis… hope I win this one! Would love to say “buh-by” to plastic straws!

  58. Belinda
    April 25, 2009 | 7:51 am

    What a neat idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Jean F
    April 25, 2009 | 7:58 am

    I’m so glad there is a little brush to wash these with, I was wondering how to clean the insides.

  60. KarenPr
    April 25, 2009 | 8:53 am

    Would love to win these, what a wonderful idea. Thanks.

  61. Teresa
    April 25, 2009 | 10:16 am

    Classy straw.

  62. aubrey b
    April 25, 2009 | 11:52 am

    Now those are cool!

  63. oona b
    April 25, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    My six year old has a plastic straw addiction and this would be this perfect way to switch to a more eco-friendly option!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  64. Denyse
    April 25, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    Fancy, I wanna win:)

  65. Carol W.
    April 25, 2009 | 12:35 pm

    What a great idea. I’d love to win the glass straws.

  66. Julia Magrath
    April 25, 2009 | 2:47 pm

    These are an awesome idea, I’d love to have a set!

  67. Cheryl W
    April 25, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    This would be great to have, as my daughter has sensitive teeth, so she uses a straw with everything she drinks. thanks!

  68. Alice Wilson
    April 25, 2009 | 6:34 pm

    I really love the idea of glass straws. A good way to stop using plastic straws.

  69. Diane R.
    April 25, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    I never thought about straws before. Glass ones are a great idea.

  70. Catherine
    April 25, 2009 | 11:25 pm

    Thanx for the contest

  71. Laurey Martin
    April 26, 2009 | 12:26 am

    I never really ever thought about how many straws we go through. This is a gret idea and I would love to have a set. Thanks!

  72. Laureen
    April 26, 2009 | 1:13 am

    I always feel guilty whenever I use a (plastic) straw (very rarely) and see them tossed on tables at restaurants over-abundantly (as are paper napkins). These glass straws are perfect to combat this guilt! I wonder how easy they would be to carry in a purse (which excludes men!) to have on hand at a restaurant. Maybe a little case/cover for the straw would be a useful item too. I would imagine if people start seeing these glass straws at restaurants (either supplied by the restaurant, or brought in by other customers) that the glass straws might become a hot item. Thanks!

  73. valerie m
    April 26, 2009 | 1:27 am

    I’d love to win !

  74. David
    April 26, 2009 | 7:49 am

    This is an excellent idea, thanks.

  75. nfmgirl
    April 26, 2009 | 9:11 am

    How interesting! Aren’t people ingenious? Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  76. Sarah
    April 26, 2009 | 12:08 pm

    This is a good green idea and I like that they comes with their very own cleaning brush!

  77. Diana H
    April 26, 2009 | 1:34 pm

    I’m impressed by the glass strength, which was my only objection to glass straws. If it’s as strong as they say, then I’m for glass straws.

  78. Jen
    April 26, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    glass drinking straws were like the last thing I would ever think of! o neat, thanks for the info!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

  79. Autumn H.
    April 26, 2009 | 3:27 pm

    not only are they “green” they are beautiful!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  80. Shelly
    April 26, 2009 | 5:02 pm

    This would make smoothie time even better!!

  81. cathi rushing
    April 26, 2009 | 6:29 pm

    I always use a straw and would love 2 try a glass one

  82. Vilma
    April 26, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    I enjoyed visiting the site, my favorite were the ‘beautiful bends’ straws that are angled. I would also love it if they made them in a ‘cobalt’ color to match my glassware! ;-)

  83. J Chaborek
    April 26, 2009 | 11:50 pm

    This is an awesome idea! Thanks a bunch for the giveaway.

  84. Cathy
    April 27, 2009 | 2:23 am

    These are wonderful!

  85. April
    April 27, 2009 | 10:57 am

    I would love to win this. Never heard of a glass drinking straw, but I love straws helps get all that water in for the day.

  86. April
    April 27, 2009 | 10:57 am

    I subscribe to your feed.

  87. Susan C
    April 27, 2009 | 10:58 am

    This is a great idea! I always use a straw if I drink a sugared beverage to save my teeth. I would use one of these daily!

  88. April
    April 27, 2009 | 10:59 am

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  89. April
    April 27, 2009 | 11:01 am

    I tweeted your contest here: http://twitter.com/April1p/status/1629479785

  90. brandlyn
    April 27, 2009 | 11:45 am

    Hey these sounds awesome to try. Good Luck Everyone!

  91. Vicky Boackle
    April 27, 2009 | 12:54 pm

    i have never heard of a glass straw.

  92. joanmurraycefalu
    April 27, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    I’d never heard of glass straws either, but I think it’s a neat concept :) Hope I win!

  93. beth shepherd
    April 27, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. THank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  94. Elizabeth
    April 27, 2009 | 5:19 pm

    What a great idea – would love to win these!

  95. Angela
    April 27, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    These are so cool! I’ve never seen glass drinking straws before!

  96. Christine V
    April 27, 2009 | 11:06 pm

    a great idea

  97. jan koontz
    April 28, 2009 | 6:26 am

    great prize, just to cool

  98. barbara wright
    April 28, 2009 | 2:16 pm

    The timing for this is just incredible. We’re working very hard on being greener. My daughter just requested straws, and I told her that they got germy too easily.

  99. Monique Rizzo
    April 28, 2009 | 4:15 pm

    Glass straws are a very cool idea!! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  100. dianne
    April 28, 2009 | 6:59 pm

    Very nice!!!

  101. Toby
    April 28, 2009 | 10:20 pm

    I like the idea of glass straws. I never knew that these existed. Besides being good for our environment, it just has such a clean clear feel to it as opposed to plastic. Great prize!

  102. Ashley
    April 29, 2009 | 1:02 am

    this is a very neat idea. i had never seen these before but i would love to own a set now

  103. israel y
    April 29, 2009 | 1:09 am

    amazing! not just a great prize but helps me be a bit greener too!

  104. Sarah
    April 29, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    enter me!

  105. Jason Nickolay
    April 29, 2009 | 3:25 pm

    I have never seen anything like these. They look neat, thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

  106. Christina Brunetti
    April 29, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    I would love to have this.

    Thanks so much

  107. allegro
    April 29, 2009 | 8:53 pm

    this is a great product. i always drink with a straw, now i can do so without feeling guilty.

  108. Kathy D
    April 29, 2009 | 10:35 pm

    the boys I watch love straws….

  109. Amanda U.
    April 30, 2009 | 12:09 am

    This looks great! I use straws all the time and didn’t know there was such a thing as a glass straw!

  110. Christie
    April 30, 2009 | 1:09 am

    These straws are so elegant yet so practical. I like to use a straw but never knew there was an alternative to plastic ones.

  111. Becca
    April 30, 2009 | 12:22 pm

    Wow, I have never heard of glass straws before. What a great idea!!! :)

  112. B Stover
    April 30, 2009 | 1:56 pm

    I love straws! I never thought about the impact they might have on the environment tho. I will be much more conscious when I’m at restaurants now. I would LOVE some glass straws tho.

  113. glo mcg
    April 30, 2009 | 6:51 pm

    I use a straw in my coffee everyday, and with all the talk about cancer causing dioxins, have been looking for an alternative to plastic. Glass straws would be safer AND greener!

  114. Diane
    April 30, 2009 | 7:59 pm

    I work at a high school and our school district’s theme this year is going green. These are a great idea and something we could definitely share with out students. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the cafeteria switched to these?

  115. Debra F
    April 30, 2009 | 9:56 pm

    Those straws are so great! Would feel so much better about not wasting plastic.

  116. Diane f
    May 1, 2009 | 9:08 am

    love the straws!

  117. Paula H
    May 1, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    These look great. I love using a straw.

  118. christopher h
    May 1, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    these are beautiful

  119. Valerie
    May 1, 2009 | 9:44 pm

    Sounds like a cool idea. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  120. Jennifer Hedden
    May 1, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    enter me

  121. Sarah Z
    May 1, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    I love this idea!
    Thanks

  122. Melanie
    May 1, 2009 | 11:32 pm

    very cool. if i win i’ll be super careful not to break it!

  123. Kevin M.
    May 1, 2009 | 11:53 pm

    I like to use straws, but I’ve never even heard of glass ones, until now. I’d love to win some from Glass Dharma. Please count me in, for a chance to win. Thank you.

  124. Paula Harmon
    May 2, 2009 | 6:59 am

    I always need a straw. I am not using another plastic straw and I will wait for my glass straws to come (wink). My sister will love these, she is so into being green (more than me) I gotta tell her about this.

  125. Kelly F
    May 2, 2009 | 7:26 am

    I had no idea that these existed! These are such a great idea. They look so elegant too!

  126. Erma
    May 2, 2009 | 7:56 am

    I would love the chance to win,thanks.

  127. Kerry
    May 2, 2009 | 9:17 am

    Very cool!

  128. virginia vorse
    May 2, 2009 | 10:09 am

    wow wish me luck thanks

  129. sheri
    May 2, 2009 | 11:21 am

    These look cool. I have never or heard of glass straws! They are a perfect alternative to plastic! I hope I win them! Thanks

  130. Ann
    May 2, 2009 | 11:43 am

    Since it comes with the perfect way to clean the straws, I think it’s wonderful!

  131. Stephanie J.
    May 2, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    These look so cool!

  132. Molly Capel
    May 2, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    I would LOVE to win these! I have never heard of glass straws before.

  133. Zoey
    May 2, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    What a simple but unique idea.

  134. Justine
    May 2, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    I think these are genius, I’ve been looking for some for awhile. People really need to wake up, it’s sick what we’re doing to the Earth…

    Justine417@comcast.net

  135. Evangeline
    May 2, 2009 | 5:42 pm

    This is such a great idea, I would love to win these.

  136. Hesper F
    May 2, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    Very cool idea and great prize!

  137. Susanna Phelps
    May 2, 2009 | 6:59 pm

    Fabulously green prize! Hope I get picked.

  138. Heather
    May 2, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    This is a great idea! Would love to win them!

  139. Linda
    May 2, 2009 | 9:09 pm

    What a fantastic addition these straws would be to my already health- and environmentally- conscious kitchen and home!

  140. MaryAnn Sides
    May 2, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    I could really use these! I have to use a straw because of my teeth, I’d love to have glass ones.

  141. Mary K ORoyt
    May 2, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    What a neat idea!

  142. Cynthia Mercado
    May 2, 2009 | 9:54 pm

    These are cool!

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

  143. Kathryn
    May 2, 2009 | 10:52 pm

    These are sooo much nicer than plastic straws! and they even come with a cleaning brush… how practical.

  144. Renee G
    May 2, 2009 | 11:16 pm

    These look great.
    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

  145. Darcy
    May 3, 2009 | 12:08 am

    I would love these! We use a lot of straws here. I bought some metal straws quite a long time ago to cut down on using disposable, but they really need to be replaced.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  146. Cindy
    May 3, 2009 | 12:54 am

    What a great Idea and great for the planet too. My son is learning about being green in school and he would be very proud of me for using these straws LOL

    thanks for the chance

  147. Chrysa
    May 3, 2009 | 1:25 am

    I love this idea!

  148. Jessica A
    May 3, 2009 | 2:48 am

    would love to try these, thanks for the giveaway:)
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

  149. Michelle H.
    May 3, 2009 | 3:22 am

    I hadn’t thought about the dangers of plastic straws before.

  150. Lindsay S.
    May 3, 2009 | 3:34 am

    I hadn’t even thought about how many straws I use and throw away in a given week. That’s so sad.

  151. Dillon
    May 3, 2009 | 3:35 am

    Every little bit helps and just taking straws out of the equation would have a huge impact.

  152. Greg
    May 3, 2009 | 3:35 am

    I would love to win these! It would be great to have so I can stop using plastic straws.

  153. Dan
    May 3, 2009 | 3:36 am

    I really want to win these! They’re really cool.

  154. Jan
    May 3, 2009 | 3:36 am

    What a great idea and a great givewawy! Thanks for giving me the chance to win these.

  155. Melinda
    May 3, 2009 | 6:31 am

    What a great idea to have a product such as this one.I always use plastic straws at home,and never thought about how environmentally unsafe they could be until I read about them here on your site.

  156. R Hicks
    May 3, 2009 | 8:01 am

    What a neat idea!

  157. K. Cleaver
    May 3, 2009 | 8:05 am

    I would love to give these a try. I can’t believe they have a replacement warranty if they break!

  158. Shannon
    May 3, 2009 | 9:54 am

    great idea, I’d love to have these

  159. Amy L
    May 3, 2009 | 10:34 am

    What a great idea! I like to use straws for soft drinks, but I hate throwing away theplastic straws. I’ve never seen re-usable straws like this.

  160. Suanne Giddings
    May 3, 2009 | 11:03 am

    Those statistics really opened my eyes! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  161. dorothy l
    May 3, 2009 | 11:10 am

    what a neat idea please enter me

  162. Veronica Garrett
    May 3, 2009 | 11:15 am

    I would love to win these straws. No more plastic for me.

  163. Heather C
    May 3, 2009 | 12:42 pm

    This would be fabulous! Living close to a beach brings the plastic straw problem close to home. Thanks!

  164. Nancy Meyer
    May 3, 2009 | 1:14 pm

    WOW! What a cool idea! Plastic straws are awful, what an awesome alternative for us green people!!!

  165. Vicki
    May 3, 2009 | 1:25 pm

    We use a LOT of straws in my house. It’s better for your teeth. But this is awesome for the environment! Glad someone finally thought of it!

  166. Jessica
    May 3, 2009 | 1:49 pm

    These glass straws sound great. Thanks

  167. Angie P
    May 3, 2009 | 2:47 pm

    Oooo…VERY nice! Thank you :)

  168. Ashley
    May 3, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Very classy :)

  169. kathy pease
    May 3, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    GREAT giveaway please count me in :)

  170. Lily Kwan
    May 3, 2009 | 6:42 pm

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!