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Silicone Food Bags

SILICONE FOOD BAGS

     Ahh, the delightful moment as a kid when you opened your lunch box to see what kind of sandwich you had inside! Now, previously, these sandwiches (and basically everything else) would be in plastic food bags. Ziploc seemed to become the colloquial reference for these little bad boy bags.

     But hey, it’s 2020! We’ve learned that single use plastics are bad for the environment, potentially leach dangerous chemicals into our food, and are actually sucking our wallet’s dry.

     According to a study done by the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2011 the United States recycled only 11% of all plastics used. According to the United Kingdom Marine Conservation Society, plastic bags take 450 to 1,000 years to decompose, and as they decompose they release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. If plastic bags end up in water, they will turn into a bio-toxin called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS), which in turn enters into the fish and plants that humans eat. Plastic bags can be recycled at an even slower rate than they decompose, and bags that contained food cannot be recycled. Plastic bags kill sea turtles, who mistake them for jellyfish, kill birds, who are strangled by them, and block sewers, leading to flooding. If all of this isn’t enough, just know that it takes over 500 years for a plastic bag to break down. So your great great grandchildren will definitely not be thanking you…

     SO let’s discuss the all-magical reusable silicone food storage bag! Easy to use, food-safe, dishwasher-safe, leak-proof, freezer-safe, and endlessly reusable! 

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 odorless – contains no BPA, latex, lead, or phthalates
  • May be 100% recycled at select locations and is considered non-hazardous waste 

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