- Over 380 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year.
- Approximately 50% of this is single-use.
- 9% of produced plastic gets recycled, and 12% is incinerated.
- Globally, 2 million plastic bags are used every minute.
- It takes over 1000 years to break down 12 minutes of plastic bag use.
- 100 million tonnes of plastic bags are used every year.
- About 10% of this ends up in the ocean.
- Around 73% of global beach litter is plastic.
- 100% of all mussels tested contain microplastics.
Ways to reduce plastic and other single-use disposables in your kitchen
Reducing plastic waste in your kitchen starts with making a few simple swaps. Get rid of disposables like paper towels, plastic wraps, and straws. Try these small changes to make your kitchen greener.
- Use a reusable water bottle or filter your own water instead of buying bottled water.
- Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store.
- Say no to plastic straws when you're out drinking.
- Try to purchase products that are not packaged in single-use plastics.
- Recycle any plastics that you do use.
- Compost food scraps instead of throwing them away.
- Buy bulk items and store them in reusable containers instead of single-use plastic bags.
- Reuse glass jars or containers to store food.
- Skip the plastic wrap when freezing foods and use wax paper or aluminum foil.
Advantages of silicone food storage containers
If you're looking to reduce your plastic waste, silicone food storage containers are a great option.
Silicone food storage containers are durable and can last for years with proper care. They're also shatter-resistant, so you don't have to worry about them breaking if they're dropped.
Easy to clean
Silicone is non-porous, so it doesn't absorb stains or odours like other materials can. This makes cleaning silicone containers quick and easy - just pop them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand with soap and water.
Silicone containers can be used for various purposes, from storing leftovers in the fridge to taking your lunch on the go. And because they come in various sizes and shapes, you're sure to find one perfect for your needs.
Silicone is a safe material that's heat-resistant and freezer-safe. It's also BPA-free, so you can rest assured that your food is safe from harmful chemicals.
Silicone is a sustainable material that's recyclable and free of harmful chemicals. Plus, using reusable silicone containers helps reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, which harm the environment.
How to care for silicone food storage containers
You can also prolong their use with the proper care!
- Wash the containers with warm soapy water. Use mild dish soap and scrub the containers with a soft sponge or cloth.
- Rinse the containers well and dry them with a clean towel.
- To disinfect the containers, place them in the dishwasher on the top rack or wash them with boiling water.
- If you notice any staining on the containers, you can use a baking soda paste to help remove it. Simply rub a paste with baking soda and water onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing it off.
- Air-dry your containers completely before storing them away. Silicone is a porous material, so it's important to keep them clean and dry to prevent bacteria from growing.
So, if you're looking for a safe, eco-friendly option for food storage, silicone food storage containers are the way to go.