How Glass Drinking Straws can help Children adapt a Healthy Sustainable Lifestyle

Oct. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Glass drinking straws can be an important and effective step towards guiding your children to adapt a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

Glass straws are an excellent conversation starter to discuss eco-friendly and health principles.

Increase health awareness:  High quality glass straws, such as the glass drinking straws made by Glass ArtWorks (http://www.GlassArtWorks.TV ), are made with a non-porous glass that does not leach toxic chemicals into the child’s drink.  Plastic straws may contain BPA – which is an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics.  Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland.

-        Reduce waste:  Plastic straws are generally a one-time-use product that ends up in landfills.  There are over 15 billion plastic straws discarded in the US every month – think about the magnitude of this waste from a product that is typically used for about 10 minutes.

Plastic straws are only a fraction of the plastic products that are discarded daily.  But straws represent a product where there is an attractive non-plastic alternative and present an opportunity to make a good change.

-        Increase eco-friendly awareness:  Quality glass straws ( are made with a glass similar to pyrex.  They are extremely durable, reusable, and dishwasher safe.

The plastic material in plastic straws degrades very slowly.  So when the plastic straw enters the landfill it is there for a long time.  Also, the process to make plastic straws is considered by many to be harmful to the environment and also uses fossil fuels.

-        Increase oral coordination:  Straws can help children develop their oral motor skills and fine motor skills to promote tongue retraction, grading, controlled tongue movements and jaw-lip-tongue dissociation.

-        Drink more fluids:  Drinking from a glass straw encourages people to drink more.  The drink tastes better.  Glass ArtWorks’ decorative straws can be purchased with a variety of designs and colors – thus adding to the fun of having healthy drinks.

Glass straws can help you demonstrate eco-friendly and healthy principles that will help your children understand the importance of establishing an entire lifetime of eco-conscious and healthy habits.

About Glass ArtWorks

Glass ArtWorks is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in handmade glass straws (  Sustainable practices are a priority in every aspect of our business.  We maximize the use of environmentally friendly processes and materials throughout our company operations and continually strive to maximize recycled content and recyclability of our packaging.

We enjoy providing a wide variety of glass straws designs that benefit our customers and add value to their lives. We plan to continually create innovative glass straws that are truly fun and family-friendly while also being good for our Earth!

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