There is a company I was introduced to a couple of years ago. Glass Dharma makes glass straws which you can use over and over. It helps to prevent waste and also helps to prevent plastic from leaching into your drinks. For more information about the company, visit their web site: http://www.glassdharma.com/. Glass Dharma is also offering up a free glass straw if you take a pledge to form a better planet: http://www.glassdharma.com/pledge_form.php?utm_source=Earth+Day+2013+Created+2012%2F10%2F31%2C+5%3A34+AM&utm_campaign=Earth+day+2013&utm_medium=email. I am not sure how many of these free straws are available, so I would hurry and fill out the pledge. The glass straws will be mailed in April.