Why Glass Straws & Strawesome

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Have you ever heard of glass straws? Did you know that there were other options besides plastic? I did not until recently and found Daedra at Strawesome who MAKES glass straws! Oh, wait until you see them!!

As I was researching plastic straw usage I came across an actual Facebook group called Just say No to Disposable Drinking Straws! Is that not to funny? I did not join because it only has 23 members and was not really active but I found some useful information I want to share from you. Here are some statistics that the group owner figured out about plastic straws:

“The U.S. population according to the U.S. population clock on 5/5/09 at 13:01 GMT was 306,359,042 people. If each person used two straws a month that would equal 7352617008 straws in a year. I know some of us never use a straw but some of us use many more than that. So if a box of 27000 McDonald straws weigh 20 lbs. ( It does. I asked. They think I am crazy at McDonalds) that means we use 5,446,382 pounds of plastic straws a year. That is 5,446382 pounds of plastic that is used once for about 20 min. and then goes to the landfill. O.K. maybe my math is off but you get the picture. Not to pick on McDonalds but they are right out there about how much food they serve, world-wide the golden arches sells 52 million meals a day! That is 52 million straws a day & 18,980 million a year used once and thrown away.”

If that doesn’t convince you Strawesome has ten reasons (in no particular order) why reusable glass drinking straws are the way to go:

1.Concern about plastic usage is at an all-time high. Glass drinking straws are one way to limit your exposure to toxins from plastics because they are toxin-free! BPA-free, phthalate free, etc.

2.If you use straws a lot think about how many plastic straws you throw in to a landfill every year. Including the instances you dine out at restaurants this number can be astronomical! Being green has never been so easy. Replace your disposable plastic straw with a glass straw and you can help save our planet from destruction.

3.Not only is it fun to drink from a glass straw but studies have shown that drinking from something more substantial than plastic may help you lose weight. The feeling of glass on your lips will help you lose weight on your hips!

4.Strive to consume more water? Make it fun with a glass straw. It really works!

5.Want to help your kids eat more fruits & vegetables? Make it fun with a green smoothie and a glass straw.

6.According to speech therapists, glass straws help kids with oral development as they learn to articulate and pronounce words.

7.Jaw wired shut or have a hard time eating without a straw? A glass straw might do the trick!

8.Has your dentist mentioned teeth staining? Use a glass straw to have your beverages bypass your teeth when you drink coffee, tea, red wine, or any acidic beverage and then see what your dentist says next checkup.

9.If you are a smoothie lover, guess what? Yep! Glass straws make smoothie consumption a whole ‘nother experience. Perfect for the green smoothie, protein shake, and other thick beverages!

10.Want a gift for the person who has everything? We bet they don’t have this! Buy them a personalized glass straw from Strawesome. Strawesome also provides drinking straws for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, or corporate gifts.

Daedra let me pick out a glass straw and the wonderful mama that I am, I choose a kid straw because I knew they would LOVE it! She sent me the 6″ decorative straw. It is beautiful! Never thought I’d say that about a straw. Here is our straw and O’Bear drinking out of it! (sorry our camera is not the best!)

Here are better photos of these wonderful straws!
She makes holiday themed straws! And straws sold in sets!

Bendy straws that are perfect for those take out drinks!
And straw carrying cases! I cannot wait to buy straws for my whole family to take everywhere!

Strawesome is a family-owned company run out of Michigan and Daedra is a mom to two boys who was looking for a way to stay home, make money, and be creative!
I asked her if she was a Crunchy Mama.
“Yes, if you were to ask my friends and relatives they would define me as a crunchy mama or my favorite, a tree hugger. It all started when I gave birth to my first son and had a successful natural birth. After that I decided to become a instructor of the method I learned to birth with, I recently gave teaching up to create Strawesome. My husband and I do our best to feed our family REAL food, keep toxins out via cleaning products and personal care items and we recycle anything we can! I am blessed to have a husband who is like-minded and passionate about natural living.
Both of my sons were born naturally and were breast fed for extended periods. Currently my 10 month old is cloth diapered and neither of my boys have been vaccinated or circumcised. Most people probably think I’m crazy but I don’t care because this lifestyle keeps us healthy and happy. When I tell doctors or nurses that were not on any prescription drugs they look at me surprised and say oh! Good for you.
Love her! And her straws! 

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