I’m kicking off Blog Action Day by sharing a new-and-improved version of a post I did a long time ago on a personal blog.
52 Million. That’s the number of meals McDonald’s serves every day. Why do I care? Why should you care?
Bear with me as I do a little bit of math. Let’s say that 75% of those fast-food meals are served with drinks. That means McDonald’s is sending 39 million drinking straws to the world’s landfills every day. At that rate, that’s over 14 billion straws a year from just one fast-food chain.
Ever since I picked up a reusable metal slurpee straw at 7-11
last summer, I’ve been curious about what other resuable straw options are our there. I stumbled upon Glass Dharma
, proud makers of “the original glass straw, handmade in the USA.” They’ve artfully crafted several varieties and sizes of reusable glass straws, from functional to fancy. Need a stirrer for your morning coffee or evening cocktail? How about an extra-large straw for an icy smoothie? With four sizes ranging from 7mm to 14 mm wide, there’s a sipper for every slurp.
If a plain glass straw is too boring for you, check out how Glass Dharma fancied things up a bit, adding the “Decorative Dots
” and “Beautiful Bend” designs to their lineup. And with three different cases to choose from, you can now take that straw on the road with you for your next fast-food binge.
With Christmas on the horizon, wouldn’t this be a great green gift for eco-conscious friends?
Today, in honor of Blog Action Day 2009, I did something that was long overdue: I ordered a 10″ straw. I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can try it out! I’ll definitely let you know what I think.