Silicone Snack Bags
This 2 pack of silicone bags - clear and lime - means you can say goodbye to disposable sandwich bags and plastic snack containers. These 100% European-grade silicone bags are BPA, BPS, phthalate, PVC, and lead free, and are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe (you can write on them with washable marker!). They will last a very long time, eliminating a lot of waste - a good thing!
Is silicone better than plastic?? The short answer: YES. It's not perfect, but it has benefits over plastic that make it a reasonable choice for some items.
1). Lasts longer - silicone has a high resistance to temperature changes (can be boiled, baked, frozen) with no degradation so you can use each item much longer, and reduce your waste.
2). Safer - silicone doesn't react to foods or temperatures, so most studies show it doesn't leach into foods and our bodies.
3). Can be incinerated - when silicone is burned, it doesn't release toxic fumes like plastic.
4). Not biodegradable - which is bad, BUT it also means it doesn't break down into particles that harm ocean life. In that sense, it's much better than plastic.
5). Hygienic - silicone can be sterilized easily, over and over with no degradation.
Silicone is essentially a polymer made of silicon, which is derived from silica (sand, a non-renewable resource) that is heated and processed, unfortunately, with fossil-fuel derived chemicals. It really should be considered a better plastic.