The Green Light Blog

Silicone > Plastic April 18 2019

As the plastic revolution continues to evolve, make sure your shopping and cooking habits evolve too. Plastic baggies of all sorts sure do come in handy but as a consumer, make sure to know what kind of impact your purchases have. Be educated as to what uses your products have and invest in that which is versatile and reusable.

Take plastic straws for example. When using the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” model, focus first on reducing what you consume. One way to minimize plastic straw use is to just stop using them. This is what brought about questions regarding useless plastics in the first place; why are we using so many straws when they are getting thrown out after one use? Be aware of what your are using and fight single use plastics with multiple use silicone or stainless steel products. We will talk about stainless steel products some other time but today, it's all about silicone.

Stasher bags are made out of food-safe silicone and can be used an infinite amount of times. These silicone bags are a durable and safe alternative to plastic. They are made from sand and carbon which avoids chemicals found in many plastics such as BPA, BPS, lead, latex and phthalates. Silicone is safe to use at high and low temperatures and will not degrade through multiple freezings or nukings in the microwave. Wash them by hand or put them in the dishwasher, top rack.

In addition to Stasher bags, we also carry an assortment of silicone utensils that will not heat up and burn your hand. Be a conscious consumer but also a conscious human. Show you care about your Mother and make sure to purchase items that will last you many years to come. Invest in quality products that last a lifetime (or more) and forgo short term solutions provided by plastics because while these items may be inexpensive on the front end, they can be detrimental to our earth’s well-being over the long run.