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Strawesome Glass Straw - "Going Green" (Smoothie) - 12mm x 8" Outer Dimensions

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Glass Straw
"Going Green" (Smoothie)
12mm x 8” - Outer Dimensions



Going Green (smoothie); width: 12mm; length: 8”; color description: A great "green" straw to drink your green smoothie!


Our reusable drinking straws are durable and stylish – and they can help you express your commitment to your family and the environment. Hand-crafted from borosilicate glass, each of our drinking straws is guaranteed against breakage; moreover, glass straws won’t leach toxins into your drinks or pile up in overtaxed landfills.Whether you’re on the go during a hectic day, dining with your family or relaxing with a smoothie on the front porch, we have a reusable drinking straw to fit your needs. We offer a wide variety of designs, colours, shapes & sizes.

Why Reusable Straws?

Here are 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! No BPAs, phthalates, 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. Replacing your disposable plastic straws with a glass straw is one little thing you can do to help save our planet.

  3. The feeling of glass on your lips will help you lose weight on your hips! 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.

  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 making it easier for them to 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 at your next checkup.

  9. If you are a smoothie lover, guess what? Yep! Glass straws make smoothie consumption a whole 'notha experience. Perfect for the green smoothie, protein shake, or any thick beverage!

  10. Want a gift for the person who has everything? Buy them a personalized glass straw from Strawesome. Drinking straws are great gifts for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, or corporate gifts.


FAQ's

Quality, Materials, Made in USA

What type of glass are your straws made from? Is it safe?

We use borosilicate glass to make our straws and we have taken the extra step to have the glass tested by a third-party laboratory to verify the safety and integrity of its composition. Here are some facts about this type of glass:

  • Type of glass discovered in the late 1800s
  • Main ingredients: silica and boron oxide
  • Non-porous and hypo-allergenic
  • Super durability - more resistant to breaking than other glass
  • Used for high-quality beverage glassware and kitchenware (like measuring cups, coffee pots)
  • Both microwave and dishwasher safe
  • BPA-Free and toxin free
  • Borosilicate glass is even used on the Space Shuttle!

Where are your glass straws made?

We personally hand-make all our glass straws in our own workshop in Michigan. Our carrying cases are also manufactured in Michigan. Our cleaning brushes are manufactured in the USA. We use local and environmentally conscious suppliers as much as possible.

Will the colored accents ever wash off or fade away?

No. Whether clear or colored, everything on our straws is glass. Unlike plastic straws that fade and leech toxins into your beverages, glass straws stay beautiful and toxin-free over and over and over again.

Choosing the Right Straw

How do I determine what straw to get?

We offer straws in different lengths and diameters as well as straight and bent to accommodate the different containers and liquids that you may wish to use them with. You basically have four choices to make when selecting a straw:

  1. The length or height of the straw: Measure the height of your container(s) and then make sure the straw will be a little taller.
  2. The diameter of the straw: Consider the type of beverage(s) that you will use it with. Generally, the thicker the beverage, the bigger you want the inside diameter of your straw to be. Inside/Outside diameters offered are Skinny (4.5 mm/7.0 mm), Regular (5.7 mm/9.5 mm), Smoothie (7.6 mm/12.0 mm) and Bubble Tea (10.0 mm/15.0 mm).
  3. Straight or Bent: This is a personal preference. The only thing to consider here is that either way, it is fixed. Some customers get one of each if they can't decide on one.
  4. Decorative or Non-Decorative: This too is a personal preference, but we recommend choosing a decorative straw that you are attracted to. It will make drinking from it more fun, visually pleasing, and be a great conversation starter. Most customers fall in love with their straws, so we believe you will too!

Can you offer more help in determining what straw to get?

For reference, the average/typical plastic straw you would get at a fast food restaurant is 8 inches in length and regular in diameter. The following list can be used as a rough guide to assist you in determining the perfect straw for your container/beverage:

6" Skinny or Regular - Tea Cup, Small Glass, Kids cups, Wine glasses, Cocktails

6" Smoothie - Again for smaller cups and glasses, but for thicker liquids

8" Skinny - 16 oz Reusable To-Go Cup

8" Regular - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, 12 oz Beer or Pop Can

8" Smoothie - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, but for thicker liquids

10" Skinny - 24 oz Reusable To-Go Cup

10" Regular - Mason Jar, 20oz Pop Bottle, Beer Bottle, Starbucks Venti

10" Smoothie - For your thicker liquids in taller glasses

Bubble Tea - These straws are for those trendy tapioca balls. Again, match the straw length with your container height.

Cleaning, Storing, Handling

Is it possible to clean these straws without a cleaning brush?

Yes, it is possible to not use a brush. Rinse your straw in hot water and wash with soap immediately after use. If you forget to clean it right away and the straw dries without being rinsed, you may have trouble cleaning the inside if you don't have a dishwasher. Now you see why we offer a cleaning brush! If you are faithful with rinsing/washing after each use or have a dishwasher to use for regular cleaning, a cleaning brush is not necessary.

One thing to keep in mind with bent straws is that the brush can sometimes be difficult to get in bend. We recommend rinsing in hot water immediately after use to make cleaning a breeze.

Is it safe to put my straw in the dishwasher or microwave?

Yes, it is safe in either appliance. In fact, you may want to sanitize your straw in the dishwasher. Best practice is to set aside a silverware compartment just for your glass straws so that they are not banging around with the silverware.

If my straw is cloudy, how can I get it back to its original shine?

Take a deep breath and relax. This sometimes happens from hard water conditions in the dishwasher. Soak it in distilled white vinegar to return the glass to its original beauty. If you have a cleaning brush you can use after a short soaking, it will speed the results.

Is there a safe way to store my straw when not in use?

Treat your straws with care. If you put them in a drawer, make sure that they will not be disturbed by other items in the drawer. We recommend that you keep them out in the open to show them off! Your guests will comment and your family will use them more if they are handy and out in the open. Putting them in a glass or glass jar so that they are easy to access is the way to go. On the window ledge above the sink, on the counter, table, bar, or buffet; or even on a shelf behind a glass door are some great suggestions.

Can my straw chip or crack easily under normal use?

No, but treat your straw like any other glass item in your home. Some people think glass straws are unbreakable and that is not true. They are made of the strongest commercially available glass that we can get our hands on, but that doesn't mean they won't break. Just like you wouldn't purposely drop a glass on the tile floor, treat these straws with some care. If you ever notice any chipping, cracking or breakage, stop using the straw immediately and contact us. Under normal use, your straw will last a long time and become an enjoyable beverage accessory.

Custom Orders, Bulk Orders

If I prefer a different size or style glass straw, can you custom make it?

Yes we can. In fact, we get these requests all the time. After using a reusable drinking straw, customers find the need to get one for every size container they drink out of! We can also do unique color combinations and designs.


I want to give glass straws for wedding favors or corporate gifts. Can I order in bulk for my special event?

Of course! We'd love to make your event a memorable one. For larger orders, we can have the straws shipped to you clean and ready to use, custom gift wrapped for the special occasion, and even engraved with a logo, name, or other text/design on each straw! Available for an additional cost.

*straws do not come with cups

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