|Enjoying hot chai in the park with EcoJarz lid and the Chug-a-Lug mason jar cozy.|
I think the true test of a carry-out lid is how easy it is to both drink from and to carry the container while walking without splashing beverage on yourself. EcoJarz lids have a raised mouth opening that is moderate enough to make both tasks manageable.
I'm not a straw person. I think they're generally kinda gross and wasteful. That said, I found using Ecojarz stainless steel straws surprisingly pleasant. They didn't affect the taste of my drinks and the mouthfeel wasn't icky, two things I always find troublesome about plastic straws. (Well, that and getting a little faux estrogen with my iced tea!)
EcoJarz products are a great conversation piece. They present a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about chemicals in plastics without seeming like a pushy weirdo. People just asked me because I'm a hip lady carrying a cool and unusual cup and a straw that looks like it came from the future.
Also awesome: You can clean the straws and lids in the dishwasher. Yay! They sell inexpensive reusable straw cleaners for hand washing too.
I'd love for you to have a lid and straw from EcoJarz too! I've partnered with them to host a giveaway. Good luck!
Update: The contest is over but you can grab EcoJarz products on Amazon.
Meanwhile, connect with EcoJarz on social media. They're a young woman-owned, small company based in Denver, CO and Ithaca, NY: EcoJarz.com // on Twitter // on Facebook // on Pinterest
Olivia Lovejoy is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning.