As people become more concerned about the effects of materials like plastic and its effect on their health and the environment, companies are turning to alternative materials when creating products for consumers to buy. Plastic is made to last forever and is not biodegradable. Toxic chemicals can also get into your bloodstream and tissues, and have been linked to serious diseases and illnesses.
Silicones are becoming increasingly popular as eco-friendly and safer alternatives to plastic. They are a type of synthetic rubber that is created by bonding oxygen and silicon. Silicon is a very common natural element found in rock and sand and makes up 28% of the earth’s crust. Although Silicone does not decompose, it is recyclable and reusable.
Silicones are marketed and sold to consumers in a wide variety of products as a safe replacement for traditional plastics.
Silipint’s Pint Glasses
Whether you are camping, hanging out on the patio, or commuting to and from work, Silipint pint glasses offer a stylish, functional, fun, reusable, and eco-friendly alternative to styrofoam, plastic, or paper throw-away cups. They are freezer, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe. Choose from lots of designs and styles to match your mood and drink your favorite beverages from a unique cup that will stand out in a crowd.
Rather than using bulky colanders that take up a lot of counter space, try a collapsible easy-to-store and sturdy silicone kitchen food strainer. It is BPA free, eco-friendly, and made from FDA approved food grade silicone. Choose from 3 different sizes and many different colors.
When you are flipping burgers, why not use a pair of heat-resistant silicone gloves? Or if you are cooking a meal in your kitchen, the last thing you want to do is burn your hands taking your home-cooked meal out of a 425-degree oven. These gloves are 100% waterproof, dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean, BPA-free, and FDA approved.
Food Storage Bags
Everyone needs and uses storage bags, usually to hold food like fruits, vegetables, and leftovers. Made of reusable silicone, POAO Food Storage Bags can hold up to 32 ounces and are leak-proof and totally airtight. They are also cold and heat-resistant, dishwasher safe, durable, and can be used in the microwave oven. Store your food in these eco-friendly and non-toxic storage bags without worrying about hurting your family or the environment.
Reusable Silicone Lids
If you use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover food in your refrigerator, what do you do with the coverwhen you are finished using it? Although you might be able to re-use it once or twice, it will become soggy or rip in a short time and then you will have to throw it out. This is wasteful and harmful to the environment. A great alternative is to use a reusable, freezer-safe, and heat resistant silicone lid. It is made of a material that stretches to fit containers of all sizes and shapes.
If you are looking for a convenient and safe place to store things in your bathroom like your curling iron, Handy Holsters are a great option. Made of silicone, they are heat-resistant and will cling to any smooth surface such as a mirror or your bathroom vanity. Save valuable counter space and reduce clutter in your bathroom. Choose from fun and vibrant colors or more neutral colors like black and white.
Silicone Tea Infuser
Made of high-quality food grade FDA silicone, these tea infusers are BPA free, durable, healthy, and heat-resistant up to 480 degrees. Custom-designed for loose leaf tea, these tea bags are easy to clean with warm soapy water or can be washed in your dishwasher.
Designed, produced, and sold by Modern-Twist, the bucket-bib is a baby bib with catch pockets. It is plastic-free, silky, soft, and reusable. There is no need to worry about exposing your baby’s sensitive skin to harsh chemicals like latex and lead. You will no longer have messy mealtimes when you use and re-use these flexible roll-up bibs whether you are dining at home or in a restaurant.
As you can see, if you want to keep your family and loved ones away from toxic materials and take care of the environment, there is a huge variety of products you can choose from without having to give up or sacrifice anything important to you in your life.
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