You may have read my post last week about the importance of avoiding plastic bottles. After seeing the documentary Tapped I went home and started recycling all my plastic containers. Then I walked into my bathroom and realized almost all of my body products were in plastic, and I felt defeated. Luckily, I found an answer to the problem at Natural Products Expo West.

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Pictures from the Santa Monica College screening of Tapped

The water you're drinking right now probably contains chemicals linked to cancer...assuming you're drinking out of a plastic bottle or container - yes, even the one that says it's "BPA free" or "50% less plastic". So why does the label say it's "safe" and "pure"? Marketing. Truth be told, that bottle of water could be worse than what comes out of your tap, as the plastic has most likely leached something dangerous into it. I'm sure you're skeptical, because you've been conditioned to believe bottled water is better for you, but if you have even a doubt in your mind isn't it worth reading further?

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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:48

Glass drinking straws

 

We drink at lot of fresh veggie juice at my job, which is wonderful, but I noticed we were using a lot of plastic straws (read, bad for the earth). Sure, we could not use straws at all, but you gotta admit that it's more pleasant to use them. So, I researched reusable straws and found a fantastic product. 

 
GlassDharma makes Glass Drinking Straws (Made in USA). Not only are they a great alternative to the plastic we toss out, but they won't have that plastic-y taste to them, and you're less at risk to ingest plastic toxins. The best part: these straws are so durable and enjoyable, they come with a lifetime, satisfaction guarantee. If your straw breaks, they will send you a new one for free! 
 
You have your choice of 2 sizes - one for thin drinks (water, tea) and one for thicker (smoothies). You can buy them on their website, or from a company like GreenFeet.
 
What makes them so strong? They're made from the strongest glass commercially available.
They are great for hot or cold drinks, since they're microwave and dishwasher safe
 
UPDATE: I bought these straws for work and they're beautiful! 
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