Beth found GlassDharma glass straws while on her journey to learn to live a plastic free life. She offered to feature a product review for GlassDharma on her blog (My Plastic Free life.com), which GlassDharma ws happy to accomodate as a way to help get the word out about reuasble alternatives to single use plastics. Little did the folks at GlassDharma know that though great care had gone into packaging considerations for environmental concerns, the sample package would still be docked on the Beth Terry rating system for the choice of tape used!
Here is a sneak peek excerpt from “Plastic Free” for our readers:
One person I hope will remember my glass straw is Project Runway personality Tim Gunn. Project Runway is an addictive reality show in which fashion designers must complete all kinds of crazy challenges to win a fashion spread in a major magazine and big bucks to start their own line of clothing. Being highly critical of the fashion industry’s role in promoting consumerism and waste doesn’t stop me from marveling at the creativity of Project Runway’s designer contestants who must work under strict time constraints to fashion clothing out of all kinds of unconventional materials, including scraps from a recycling center! So when I heard that the website BlogHer.com was sponsoring a contest for a lunch with Tim Gunn, I entered right away. I never thought I’d actually win. And when I found out I had won, I was nervous for days about what I would wear. Fortunately, I forgot my own self-consciousness for a second and thought about what I could bring Tim. I knew I didn’t have to, but I wanted to bring him a gift to show my appreciation for the grace and generosity of spirit he displayed on the show each week. I decided to give him an elegant GlassDharma straw.