Food waste is a global problem with estimated losses in production and consumption reaching approximately one-third of food production. It is also a major environmental concern. Community initiatives, such as the Zero Food Waste Movement by individual businesses, cities, and countries are becoming more common. From restaurants to vending machines, businesses are rethinking their food storage options so that less food is ending up in the trash. This blog post will introduce you to the world of reusable containers made from silicon instead of plastic. You will learn about the benefits of using them over single-use plastics for your business or for home use.
What are the benefits of using silicon containers over plastic ones?
Silicone is a non-toxic and non-porous material that is very easy to clean with soap and water. There are no harmful chemicals leaching from reusable silicon containers like there are with plastic ones. Silicone containers are also more durable than plastic ones. They last longer and don’t scratch, dent, or break the way that plastic ones do. Some silicon containers can be put in the microwave, suitable for hot and cold food, and even used in the oven. Silicone containers are also attractive and come in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes. They’re easy to store, can go in the dishwasher, and can be stacked tightly in a cupboard. Silicone containers are also microwave safe. While some plastics are microwave safe, others are not.
Health benefits of using silicon containers over plastic ones
Silicone containers are extremely easy to clean and, because of that, you can use them for a wider range of foods than you can with plastic containers. Silicon containers also don’t retain flavours from previous meals, as some plastics do, and can be put in the microwave and dishwasher for easy cleaning. Silicon containers are BPA-free and non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about chemicals leaching into your food. Silicon containers are also more durable than plastic ones (see above), which means they will last longer and are less likely to break when you’re using them. Silicon containers are also better for your health than plastic ones because they don’t contain BPA – a chemical that has been linked to various health issues including anxiety, breast cancer, and heart disease.
Environmental benefits of using silicon containers over plastic ones
Silicone containers are not only better for your health, but they are better for the environment as well. Silicon is an extremely durable and reusable material that can last for years. It is also 100% biodegradable and is not made with any rare materials, unlike other containers like stainless steel ones. Silicon is not only better for the environment because it is reusable, but it is also better for the oceans. A recent report found that eight million tonnes of plastic make their way into the oceans every year. Silicon containers are an environmentally friendly choice because they are BPA-free and don’t break down like plastic containers do, which often makes its way into the oceans. Using silicon containers means that less plastic ends up in the oceans.
Some tips for choosing and caring for your own reusable container(s)
Silicone containers come in a wide range of sizes and shapes and are available in just about any colour you can imagine. Silicone containers are also dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and oven safe. Silicon containers are not designed to go in the freezer. However, silicon containers are reusable and can be washed in the dishwasher, washed by hand, or even put in a sanitizing bucket to be sterilized. Silicone containers are easy to wash and can be washed by hand or put in the dishwasher. They can also be sanitized in a sanitizing bucket and put in the oven up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
The problem with plastic food storage containers
While plastic containers and silicone containers both have their benefits and drawbacks, there are serious concerns with the use of single-use plastic containers – even the microwave-safe kind. Silicone containers are reusable and can be washed and sanitized easily. They are better for the environment because they are made from 100% biodegradable materials. Silicone containers are also BPA-free and don’t leach chemicals into food like plastic containers do. Silicone containers are a better option for your food storage needs and can be used for more than just food. They can be put in the microwave, the dishwasher, and even the oven to be used for hot or cold food. They can be used for storing anything from leftovers to snacks or even be thrown in the car for a road trip!
There are many benefits to switching to silicon reusable containers for food storage. They are durable and easy to clean and are much better for both your health and the environment than single-use plastic containers. Silicon containers can be used for hot or cold food, can be put in the microwave, the dishwasher, and even the oven. They are also BPA-free and don’t leach chemicals into food like plastic containers do. Silicone containers are a great option for your food storage needs and can be used for more than just food.