When it comes to choosing the right materials for our products, we always do our research. We want to make sure you’re getting the safest, most eco-friendly options for your family. That’s why, when we were creating our leak-proof Blue Water Bento product lids, we chose silicone over plastic.
Silicone is durable, and more ocean-friendly than plastic. It lasts longer, and stands up better against heat and cold than plastics. It’s safer for your family, too, with no estrogen-mimicking toxins like BPA to worry about. It is odorless, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and has no open pores to harbor harmful bacteria.
Yes, it's recyclable like plastic even though you might not be able to leave it with your curbside pick-up. Plastic's side recyclability, however, is no panacea since the global market for this petroleum-based material is sinking and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find buyers in China and elsewhere to recycle the discarded plastics. Another good option for end-of-life silicone is incineration, which converts silicone back into its harmless ingredients: amorphous silica, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about silicone breaking or cracking for a long time! It's super durable, resisting melting, breaking, and warping. Chances are our Blue Water Bento silicone lids will outlast anything your family can throw at them.
To read more about how we decided to use silicone in our products and why we think it's the best option when it comes to leak-proof food containers, click here!