Silipints Love the Environment
One of the greatest things about Silipints is that they can be used for far more than toting a beverage in style. A single Silipint can take your morning coffee to go, heat up your soup for lunch, keep your beer cold around the campfire in the evening and repeat every step again tomorrow, which means you’re keeping a lot of disposable, single-use plastic, paper and Styrofoam containers out of the waste stream.
Add the fact that silicone is an environmentally friendly, low toxicity, super sturdy and long-lasting material and you’ll realize Silipints single-handedly (unless you’re double-fisting; we don’t judge) keep plastic trash out of the ocean, petroleum in the ground, waste out of the landfill and BPAs out of your body.
Where does silicone come from? Are there silicone fairies?
We don’t know for sure if there are silicone fairies, but we do know for sure how silicone is manufactured. Without getting too crazy on the science, here are the basics. Silicone is made from materials that exist in abundance – the same materials that make up a huge percentage of the earth’s crust. Silipints don’t employ limited resources like petroleum or metals that need to be drilled out of the ground to make plastic cups and metal containers. Silicone, in the form of a rubberlike substance, is a material composed of silicon, carbon hydrogen and oxygen, and a curing catalyst, used to harden the liquid silicone substance into the desired shape. To simplify- Silipints are made from materials that exist in abundance and are the same material as the earth’s crust.
How safe are Silipints?
Silipints are not just safe because they’re BPA-free and they won’t shatter, melt or collapse. According to Scientific American,
they’re also safe because:
- They’re chemically inert and stable
- Silipints don’t react with or leach into food
- Silicone doesn’t outgas vapors, even at high temperatures
- Silicone isn’t toxic to soil or organic organisms
- They’re recyclable
- Even if they end up in the waste stream and are incinerated, they are reduced back to harmless ingredients
- Silicone does not support microbiological growth
Is Silicone bad for the environment?
How do Silipints behave like environmental heroes?
- You really won’t throw your Silipint away because they can be used again and again, virtually forever.
- Even recyclable cups and containers have a greater carbon footprint than a multi-use Silipint
- We have many event-based customers that use Silipints as prizes and re-fillable cups greatly reduce the waste generated by attendees.
- Silipints are recyclable. If ever you’re done with your Silipint, we’ll have you send it back to us at our expense and we will ensure it gets to a silicone recycling facility