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What is Food Grade Silicone and Why is it Better Than Plastic?

Single-use plastics were made for convenience, but there’s no question that plastic is toxic to the environment and our bodies. Americans use 100 Billion plastic bags per year with only 1% of those being recycled. The rest? They end up in landfills where it takes over 500 years for each of those bags to break down. 

Benefits of food grade silicone:
Highly resistant to damage and degradation from extreme temperatures
Doesn’t harden, crack, peel, crumble, dry out, rot or become brittle over time
Lightweight, saves space, easy to transport
Made from an abundant natural resource
Non-toxic and odourless – contains no BPA, latex, lead, or phthalates
May be 100% recycled at select locations and is considered non-hazardous waste
What is plastic made of?
Plastic that doesn’t end up in a landfill often ends up in the ocean and enters the food chain which is a big concern for human health. The harsh chemicals and toxins found in plastic can lead to cancer, infertility, immune disorders and more. these chemicals include:

BPA
BPS
PVC
Phthalates
Fortunately, you now have a healthier option. Food grade silicone, which is a more flexible, sustainable, and safer alternative to plastic, so it’s safe for people and the planet. 

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