Eco-friendly Reusable Silicone Straws
Many consumers and buyers today have moved away from disposable plastic straws in favour of eco-friendly, BPA-free eco-friendly and reusable silicone straws.
Are silicone straws safe? The answer is yes. The main reason is Silicone is a non-plastic BPA-free material that has unique properties which make it an ideal material for drinking straws and other kitchenware.
Many people think that silicone straws are made of a type of plastic or plastic rubber. This is totally incorrect. Silicone straws are made from Silicon – a unique material that has no relation to harmful plastic.
Silicone material is made primarily from the element Silicon. Plastic is made from petroleum, food grade silicone uses no plastic or petroleum base.
Silicone straws are free from BPA, BPS, Phthalate, lead, cadmium, mercury, PBBs, and other harmful carcinogens commonly associated with plastic straws.
Furthermore, silicone is a very stable material – this means it doesn’t leach chemicals when exposed to temperature variations and liquids the way coated metal and plastic does.
Apart from that, silicone is also every flexible, soft and bendy. This means they don’t pose a risk of chipped teeth, eye pokes and throat gouges when drinking. In recent years there have been lawsuits filed which revolve around kids getting gouged by hard straws made from plastic, glass, and metal.
Silicone is soft enough to bite down on, yet rigid enough to resist tears. For straw biters and people with sensory issues or special needs, silicone is the go to straw