Food Grade Silicone And Its Advantages Over Plastic
Posted on December 29 2021
One-time-use plastics were created for ease of convenience, but there is little doubt that they are detrimental to our health and the environment. Unfortunately, only 1% of the 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year get recycled. What about the rest? They wind up in landfills, where each non-biodegrable bag takes more than 500 years to decompose. However, we at ONGROK are dedicated to reducing the use of single-use plastics all over the world.
Have you heard of these terms? Food-grade silicone, reusable, oven-safe, dishwasher-safe, and freezer-safe? Or are you unsure how it differs from single-use plastics? Fret not, as we have broken down everything you need to know in this article.
Benefits of Food Grade Silicone:
- Extremely resistant to deterioration and damage caused by severe temperatures
- It will not crack, harden, crumble, peel, decay, dry out, or become brittle if properly cared for.
- Lightweight, space-saving, and transportable
- Toxic-free and odorless – There are no BPA, latex, lead, or phthalates in this product.
- Reusable – silicone oven and storage bags are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic storage bags
What Is Plastic Made Of?
Plastic that does not end up in a landfill frequently winds up in the sea and enters the ecosystem, posing a serious health risk to humans and animals. They can emit methane and carbon dioxide gases that are harmful to the environment. Furthermore, plastic has toxins and harsh chemicals that has been recognized to cause several illnesses such as cancer, infertility, immunological diseases, and other problems.
Thankfully, you now have a better option. ONGROK bags are constructed completely of food-grade silicone, which provides a more adaptable, durable, and safe alternative to single-use plastic. These silicone storage bags were designed to be an easy-to-use and infinitely reusable alternative to single-use plastic.
What Is Food Grade Silicone?
Our oven-safe bags are constructed of platinum-grade silicone that complies with FDA and EU food contact and safety regulations. Silicone is formed up of silica and oxygen molecules that alternate. These core ingredients are blended with carbon to generate a raw silicone product, which is what our ONGROK bags are comprised of. The silicone pieces are then cured under heat and pressure to make them durable, inert, and adaptable.
While jars, tins, or other glass containers are excellent for plastic-free storage, they are fragile, take up a lot of room, and are cumbersome to transport. Instead, these silicone storage bags make it simple to store food at home or on the road while avoiding plastic contamination.
Silicone Is Safe for Food Contact and Cooking
Our oven-safe bags are made of 100% silicone and are transparent to provide optimal visibility of the contents. The food-grade silicone in these reusable storage bags have a temperature resistance of up to 450°F (230°C), meaning that your food can be stored, microwaved, frozen, baked, and cleaned in the dishwasher safely.
You can even cook your food sous vide directly in your silicone storage bags if you're feeling a little experimental! More importantly, you won't have to worry about them leaking, deteriorating, or breaking down over time.
Silicone Is BPA Free
Our freezer-safe bags are made of food-grade silicone, which does not contain chemicals like BPA, BPS, and other phthalates found in conventional plastic containers. Under high temperatures, you won't risk having these toxins contaminate your food and having food poisoning.
Silicone Is Better than Single-use Plastic
Being FDA-certified means that the basic ingredients used to make silicone are safe for use in food applications. Although reusable alternatives alone won't solve the world's single-use plastic crisis, replacing single-use products with our reusable silicone storage bags is a great start to reducing your carbon footprint and impact on the environment.