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Silicone Versus Plastic?
When it comes to offering a highly durable and reusable food container that doesn’t leak or doesn’t contain the estrogen-mimicking chemicals commonly found in plastics, we believe that silicone currently is the best answer.
Certainly, silicone is indisputably safer for human health than plastic, which is a petroleum-based material commonly containing estrogen-mimicking chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA). Doctors, scientists and regulators point to a wide array of health problems stemming from BPA and other environmental toxins that are endocrine disruptors.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE ENVIRONMENT, SILICONE IS HIGHLY DURABLE AND MORE OCEAN FRIENDLY THAN PLASTIC.

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Plastics manufacturers have come under fire from consumers, scientists and regulators concerned about the many toxins used in plastics. Increasingly, plastic products are labelled BPA-free and consumers sometimes think these plastics are safe. Unfortunately, BPA-free plastics aren’t helpful when it comes to human health or environmental woes. Researchers have determined that plastics manufacturers have removed BPA in order to label their products BPA-free and added instead of a new chemical called BPS (bisphenol substitute) that’s believed to be more toxic than BPA.
Silicone rubber is an elastomer (rubber-like material) composed of silicone—itself a polymer—containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone rubbers are widely used in industry, and there are multiple formulations. Silicone rubbers are often one or two-part polymers, and may contain fillers to improve properties or reduce cost. Silicone rubber is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -55 °C to +300 °C while still maintaining its useful properties. Due to these properties and its ease of manufacturing and shaping, silicone rubber can be found in a wide variety of products, including automotive applications, cooking, baking, and food storage products; apparel such as undergarments, sportswear, and footwear, electronics, medical devices and implants, and in-home repair and hardware with products such as silicone sealants.
Silicone rubber offers good resistance to extreme temperatures, being able to operate normally from -100 °C to +300 °C. Some properties such as elongation, creep, cyclic flexing, tear strength, compression set, dielectric strength(at high voltage), thermal conductivity, fire resistance and in some cases tensile strength can be—at extreme temperatures—far superior to organic rubbers in general, although a few of these properties are still lower than for some specialty materials. Silicone rubber is a material of choice in industry when retention of initial shape and mechanical strength are desired under heavy thermal stress or sub-zero temperatures. Organic rubber has a carbon-to-carbon backbone which can leave it susceptible to ozone, UV, heat and other aging factors that silicone rubber can withstand well. This makes silicone rubber one of the elastomers of choice in many extreme environments.
Non-toxic for people and planet + oceans
When it comes to the environment, silicone is highly durable and more ocean-friendly than plastic. Silicone, which is made from silica found in sand, is much longer-lasting than plastic in the environment as well as while being used in products. Silicone endures extreme fluctuations in temperatures - from very cold to oven hot - without melting, cracking or otherwise degrading.

Family safe silicone lunch containers. By using silicone, families can dramatically reduce their dependence on plastics - both single use as well as reusable plastic containers which get scratched, foggy, broken and need to be retired from use much sooner than similar items made from silicone. With more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans, using less plastic means contributing less to this mounting mass of plastics lost in our environment and poisoning our wildlife.
“I really want to endorsement for the ocean. If we continue business as usual, we’re in real trouble,” said world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle who is the author of “The World is Blue: How our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One” and the impetus for a new Netflix documentary. “In the last 25 years, I haven’t been diving anywhere, even 2 miles under the sea, without seeing some form of our trash, there are a lot of plastic.”

Consumer advocate Debra Lynn Dadd conducted her own research into silicone rubbers and says silicone “is not toxic to aquatic or soil organisms, it is not hazardous waste, and while it is not biodegradable, it can be recycled after a lifetime of use.”
If disposed of at a landfill for incineration, the silicone (unlike plastic) is converted back into inorganic, harmless ingredients: amorphous silica, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. When plastic, an organic material made from petroleum, is lost in the environment, it breaks down into micro-fragments which contaminate our lands and oceans.

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