Why Glass?

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When a video of a marine biologist removing a plastic straw from the nose of a sea turtle went viral in 2017, the world suddenly became aware of the disastrous impacts plastic waste is having on our oceans. HEARTSTRAWS came to life when Elizur International Inc promised to make a difference by reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and in our oceans.

Elizur International Inc has been manufacturing glass products for close to a decade and as members of a coastal community, we recognized our glass as an excellent alternative to using disposable straws. Learn more about us or contact us today if you have more questions.

Why Glass?

Glass is truly the most natural straw solution. It begins as sand and can be ground, melted, and recycled endlessly – even our scrap materials are recycled and reused. Because we use only the best Borosilicate glass, our straws are durable and shatter-resistant and yes, it is safe to use them in the dishwasher, microwave, and even an oven!


employee creating a HEARTSTRAW

Every HEARTSTRAWS is handmade by skilled artisans making each one a work of art.

Our HEARTSTRAWS logo is sandblasted on every straw we make so you know its a genuine HEARTSTRAWS.

The natural beauty of glass elevates your beverage service to an elegant experience.



Made of Borosilicate glass, HEARTSTRAWS are extremely durable and shatter-resistant

HEARTSTRAWS are 100% annealed for superior strength and proven to withstand over 175 pounds of force at the weakest point – the bend, and 272 pounds of force on the body.

Glass is not a good conductor making it perfect for hot or cold drinks.


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Glass doesn’t react with the acids found in teas, juice, and soda which means HEARTSTRAWS offers the purest taste experience

Some steel straws can corrode and leach metals into your drinks which will not happen using glass

Straws made of hay, pasta or paper absorb liquid and can breakdown in your drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the glass straws break?

Yes, they’re glass. However, our straws are made from the most durable glass available, Borosilicate. Our straight straws can withstand over 272 pounds of force. Just try to bite through that!

Why do drinks taste better with glass?

Glass, and especially Borosilicate glass, have almost no chemical interactions so it won’t interfere with the flavors in your drink.

Can I use them in hot and cold drinks?

Absolutely! Glass is not a very good conductor of temperature so it’s perfect for hot and cold beverages without risk of burns.

Why is glass better than metal straws?

Unlike metal, glass is chemically inert. It won’t react with or be affected by the products it comes in contact with. Metal can leach over time, causing a greater risk of consuming harmful substances.

How are shipping rates calculated?

Shipping rates are based on the weight of your package and your location. Although, if you purchase over $50, shipping is free!

Will I get a tracking number?

Yes! As soon as we ship your order a tracking number will be sent to you.

Why do you make HEARTSTRAWS?

They say to be happy in life, you must do what you love and love what you do. We recognize eliminating single-use plastic straws isn’t a huge step toward a cleaner planet, but it’s a small step we can all take together. This is our way of helping people who wouldn’t otherwise care about the environment take that first small step.

We hope to see HEARTSTRAWS become a movement of ecological reform on a global scale. That’s why we are donating a portion of our proceeds to a group on the front line with the fight to save our oceans. We truly believe that using glass straws today will leave a cleaner tomorrow for future generations.  

reduce, reuse, recylce


By using HEARTSTRAWS, we are able to reduce the number of plastic straws that end up in our landfills and oceans each year.


Reusing HEARTSTRAWS is easy and safe! Simply wash the glass straw in a dishwasher or with the cleaning brush kit which is provided with every HEARTSTRAW purchase.


HEARTSTRAWS are made from 100% recyclable materials including our products being shipped in Eco-friendly packaging.