It seems silly to think that a small piece of plastic can make a difference. I recently read that one Virginia manufacture makes four billion plastic straws a year. And that is just one manufacture.
Now think about all the plastic that is used to produce those straws. Think about all the waste the straws create. What if I told you there was a safe and environmental sound alternative? The solution to all this plastic waste- glass straws by GlassDharma.
Whenever we dine out at a restaurant, we are inevitably given a plastic straw by default. If you are not providing your own straw when ordering a green juice or strawberry smoothie, you will get a plastic straw.
Over the last 6 months, I can’t even count the amount of times I have used the phrase “no straw, please” even when I am just ordering simple water. Thankfully, if I have forgotten, most straws come wrapped in paper so no waste is created. However, this not only creates plastic waste when they are used, but paper waste. Seems like a vicious cycle.
Most of the time the plastic straws end up in a landfill and others make their way to our rivers and lakes and eventually end up in our oceans where marine life munch on them thinking they are food. Wouldn’t you like to be part of the solution? Would you like to reduce the amount of virgin plastic that you use?
In honor of Earth Day, GlassDharma is giving away 1000 of their glass straws! That means a 1000 less people need to use plastic straws!
All you have to do is:
- Write a 100 to 200 word essay in an attached document or create a 1 to 3 minute YouTube Video of why you love glass straws.
- Email your essay or video to EarthDay@GlassDharma.com and request a free glass straw.
- The first 1000 essays or video contest entries received by the Earth Day deadline will receive a free Glass Straw from GlassDharma.
- Don’t forget to include your name, email address and mailing address.
A judging panel consisting of three passionate Environmental Bloggers and three members of the GlassDharma staff are ready to select 10 finalists, five for the video category, and five for the essay category. One Grand Prize Winner for each category will be selected by popular vote amongst the judges. Grand Prize Winners will receive a $100.00 electronic GlassDharma Gift Code by email.
So what are you waiting for? Get your thinking cap on and start writing or taping. Be creative and let us all know why you love glass straws.
Maybe the next time you are at a restaurant you will be able to say these 3 words- no straw,please. Make a statement by whipping out your glass straw, and possibly you will recruit a new no-straw convert and feel as though that one phrase has made a difference to some teeny tiny creature in the ocean.
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