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Silicone

What is Silicone?

Silicone is made using abundant natural resources, silica (sand), and carbon. Silicone is lightweight, pliable and easy to use, clean and store. We use Platinum Silicone for all our Food Storage Products. Platinum Silicone is BPA Free and does not have latex, BPS, lead, or phosphates. ECOBERI Bags are non-toxic and bio-degradable

Is Silicone safe to use?

Food-Grade Silicone doesn't outgas or leach dioxin, lead, or phthalates. It's non-toxic, odor-free, resists microbes, is easy to clean and stands up to hot and cold temperatures. Silicone is safe to use in the freezer, oven to 400'F, microwave, sous vide, and boiling water.

How do you clean silicone?

The bags can be hand washed with warm soapy water or placed in the dishwasher.

Why Silicone over plastic?

Silicone is safer. No toxic chemicals and is non-porous inhibiting bacterial growth and can be reused endlessly for years. Plastic bags use petroleum, natural gas, and other chemicals. Its production is toxic to the environment. Most importantly, each Silicone bag you buy saves 1000’s of plastic bags from entering our environment.

Does Silicone smell or stain?

Although Silicone is nonporous and naturally inhibits bacterial growth and odors, smells like onions and garlic may leave a slight residual odor. The good news is that it is possible to remove the smell by washing immediately with soap and water. For overpowering smells, leave overnight in a solution of baking soda and water or lemon and water. Stains can occur when using red sauce in a clear bag. We recommend using a darker colored bag. A suggestion may be to designate a bag for onions, garlic or deep colored sauces if you often use these items. You can easily mark the bag with a dry erase marker.

Is Silicone better for the environment?

YES absolutely! Reusing is much better than 1-time use plastics of any kind. Up to 80 percent of ocean plastic pollution enters the ocean from land. The sad news, animals, and sea creatures are hurt and killed every day by discarded plastic bags. Mistaking plastic bags for food is commonplace amongst marine animals.

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