August 14th, 2012

{Review and Giveaway} Refuse Plastic with Stainless Steel Cups and Straws

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The ESP family. Hannah, the company President, is in red.

Essential Safe Products(ESP) has been a long-time supporter of Groovy Green Livin and I’m honored to have them on board. The site was started by a Florida mother of six who has always been dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for her family. She created ESP as a one-stop, easy and friendly resource for those looking to learn about and lead a non-toxic lifestyle in the kitchen and on-the-go. The site is great-offering a large selection of kitchenware and many other products that are free from toxic chemicals.

Groovy Green Livn Essential Safe ProductsThe site is filled with many non-toxic and eco-friendly products. Slowly I’ve been replacing things in my home with safer alternatives and ESP’s been helping me through the process. I’ve been using the glass Lifefactory water bottle for quite a while and it’s wonderful. I also ordered a few stainless steel cookie sheets and finally ditched the last non-stick holdouts in my kitchen.

Replacing plastic cups

Groovy Green Livin Klean Kanteen Stainless CupOver the years I’ve replaced our plastic kiddie cups with glass. We have some nice glasses that we keep higher up on the shelves and then there are the ‘kid’ friendly glasses that are strategically placed within reach for the shorter (aka those under 12) people in our house. The glasses on the lower shelves generally have a life expectancy under 1 month.  They are dropped regularly and replaced frequently.

Stainless steel Klean Kanteen Pint Cup

When Hannah from Essential Safe Products offered to send me a Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Pint Cup I was so excited. Finally a solution to the frequent glass shattering on the kitchen floor. After using this cup for a few weeks I have fallen head-over-heels in love.  It’s durable, reusable, BPA-free, stackable and can be thrown in the dishwasher with the rest of our Klean Kanteen water bottles.  The cup is perfect for the beach -no paper or plastic cups needed-and it keeps our drinks nice and cold.

No more plastic straws. Try RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Straws – pack of 4

Groovy Green Livin Stainless Steel Straws

Stainless steel straws at Hannah's wedding!

Everyone knows that an organic smoothie tastes better with a straw-or at least my kids think so.

Groovy Green Livin The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - GRAMMY Gift Lounge - Day 3

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We’ve been trying to kick the plastic straw habit for quite some time, but to no avail. It’s hard to say no at a restaurant with three kids in tow. ESP to the rescue. I received 4 RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Straws to try out. They are fantastic. I can throw them in my bag and they are ready for the next drink or smoothie that comes my way. They are dishwasher safe, reusable, and help our family avoid single-use plastic straws. My only concern is that they will get dirty or grimy inside over time and they’ll be impossible to clean-but it hasn’t happened yet.


Thanks to the generosity of the folks at ESP- they are giving one Groovy Green Livin reader:

  • 1 Stainless Steel Pint Cup
  • 4 Stainless Steel Straws
  • 2 Reusable produce bags (the same bags given to celebrities at the GRAMMYs and Oscars!!)

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

My friend Stephanie is also hosting an Essential Safe Products(ESP) giveaway. Head on over to her site, Good Girl Gone Green, and enter to win a Rebel Green Organic Cotton lunch tote.

Disclosure: ESP generously sent me a Klean Kanteen Pint and 4 Stainless Steel Straws to test out. The opinions are my very own.

15 Responses to “{Review and Giveaway} Refuse Plastic with Stainless Steel Cups and Straws”

  1. I have been looking for something to replace the plastic kid cups forever! Without the whole glass shattering on the kitchen floor thing. Those are great! I have similar stainless steel straws, they be the same brand, they are fabulous. would love extras to carry in my purse. It was hard to choose one thing from the site!

  2. The straws are fascinating. I had seen glass straws and was concerned about safety with them. Now to find a tiny little brush to clean them with.

  3. I would love these.

  4. I have been trying to kick the straw/plastic habit as well. Would love to try these out!!

  5. I never win, but I keep trying. 🙂

  6. I’m glad you keep trying Jenn!

  7. Thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway. That is so sweet of you!!!

  8. Bristled Pipe Cleaners work well for cleaning stainless straws. They aren’t waste free but are a step in the right direction. I’ve also seen folks use a gun barrel cleaner for stainless straws.

  9. What a great prize, would love to win. We love smoothies and the cups and straws would be perfect for those.

  10. My pleasure Stephanie!

  11. Thanks for the great tips to help clean out the straws Jessica. I have been wondering how to handle that.

  12. Good luck Kim.

  13. […] Lori is also hosting an Essential Safe Products(ESP) giveaway, too!!! Head on over to her site, Groovy Green Livin, and enter to win 1 Stainless Steel Pint Cup, 4 Stainless Steel Straws, and 2 Reusable produce […]

  14. Have you seen a stainless steel tumbler with stainless steel lid/straw? I love the tumbler from kleen kanteen but so often, I take water in the car and prefer a lid on it. The only one I can find is a Starbucks one and it is spendy!

  15. Hi Sue, I have an Eco Vessel that I got from MightyNest. Here’s the link:

    Let me know if that’s what you’re looking for.

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