In 2007, David Leonhardt launched GlassDharma and handled all of the operations by himself. The GlassDharma.com website launched In 2008. Since then, GlassDharma sales show an average annual growth rate of 50% year after year. As of 2012, GlassDharma is supported by 10 people.
GlassDharma welcomes more companies that can combine efforts with us in making more glass straws available. Glass Straws help to educate the public about reducing the amount of plastic straws endangering our environment. There is plenty of market-share for all and we encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration as opposed to competition in our industry.
As of the beginning of 2012, GlassDharma’s shipping numbers total over 200,000 straws world-wide. Although that may sound like a large number to some, our goal is to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public. With U.S.A. population at about 300 million, this works out to 6 million straws. We certainly have our work cut out for us.
FOCUS: The GlassDharma philosophy is not to try to be all things to all people. Our focus is to do what we can do and what we do best. Single use plastics are not only one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution, it is also one of the (relatively) easier issues to remedy – at least when it comes to stopping the pollution. Cleaning up what is already there is another topic for discussion. Our company’s focus is on drinking straws.
THE MAIN CULPRITS: Plastic bags, plastic water (or drink) bottles and plastic straws make up the bulk of single use plastics in our world and is a huge percentage of what is ending up in our oceans and landfills. Recycling can be a smokescreen solution when it comes to an effective remedy. The pitifully small percentage of plastics that iare recycled will not significantly reduce the amount of new plastics produced or reduce the amount of plastic pollution.
PLASTIC STRAWS are always in the top 10 of number of items collected during beach cleanups. Some folks ask “Why do we need a beverage delivery system, anyway?” Well, it’s true that up until about 100 years ago nobody had one, so they are not essential for the average person for survival, but here’s the catch: Would anybody seriously think that we could outlaw drinking straws? A large population shows no willingness to do without their straws, so as long as there are people that want to use a drinking straw, then we need to find materials and processes that do not impact our planet the way plastic straws currently do.
AM I OVERSTATING THE CASE HERE? Just how many straws are we talking about? Well, 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? Remember, this is just from McDonalds!! Are you getting the picture??
- 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.
- Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available.
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 meetyour expectations, return for a full refund.
- Covered with our unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage.Means that if they ever break, we’ll replace them - Free, (Why do we do this?)
- Hand-made in the U.S.A.
Buying from GlassDharma means that your dollar is not going off-shore - it stays right here in the U.S.A.
I HAVE NEVER USED GLASS STRAWS BEFORE. I WAS EXCITED TO REVIEW THE GLASS DARMA STRAWS. I WAS WONDERING FI THEY WOULD BE THIN AND BREAK EASILY. THEY GOT HERE AND THE GLASS IS THICK AND DONT BREAK EASILY AT ALL. I REALLY LIKE OUR GLASS STRAWS WE GOT TO TRY. I LOVE THE ONES WITH THE LITTLE COLORED BUBBLES ON THEM. THEY ARE SO PRETTY. MY GIRLS LOVE USING THE GLASS DARMA STRAWS AND SO DO I. I WILL DEFFINATLY KEEP USING MY GLASS DARMA STRAWS. HEAD OVER AND CHECK OUT ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL STRAWS AT GLASS DARMA. MAKE SURE TO COME BACK AND ENTER INTO THE RAFFLECOPTOR FOR A 25 DOLLAR GIFT CARD TO GLASS DARMA.
LOOK AT MEME USING A GLASS DARMA STRAW. SHE REALLY LIKE IT.
LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL COLORED BUBBLES ON THE GLASS STRAW.
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DISCLAIMER:I DID RECIEVE SAMPLE PRODUCT TO TRY. I WASNT COMPENSATED IN ANY OTEHR WAY FOR THIS REVIEW. THESE ARE ALL MY OWN OPINIONS.