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What is Food Grade Silicone and Why is it better than Plastic?

What is Platinum Food grade silicone? 

Silicon is the chemical element that makes up silicone and it's the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust. 

We love it because it is non-toxic and free of the things we're all actively trying to avoid in our day-to-day lives. Like BPA, latex, lead, cadmium, phthalates, PVC and harsh chemicals. 

Here's a handful of other reasons we use it: 
  • It’s a sustainable, safer alternative to plastic
  • It doesn’t crack, peel, crumble or harden
  • It’s odourless
  • It’s made from an abundant natural resource
  • It’s very resistant to extreme temperatures and doesn’t harbour bacteria

Why we don't use plastic in our products or packaging 

Plastic that doesn’t end up in a landfill often makes its way to our lakes and oceans and enters our food chain. 

Microplastics found in the ocean are huge endocrine disrupters. The toxins found in plastic have been linked to immune disorders, hormone imbalance, infertility and cancers.

If there is an alternative, why not use it? 

Is Food Grade Silicone safe for teething babies? 

Yes. It’s free of fillers like BPA and BPA and its non-porous surface means it won’t harbour bacteria. It’s SO easy to clean and the super-soft, buttery texture is much loved by babies and toddlers. We love pairing it with our locally made maple rings, for a sustainable, eco-friendly toy that your little babes will love.