Focus on materials: Silicone

Focus on materials: Silicone

What is silicone? Is it plastic? Is it safe? Should we choose products made from it?

You may have noticed that this soft, flexible, plastic-like material is popping up everywhere from kids’ spoons and plates to baking sheets. It’s touted as our century’s wonder material!

The truth is a little complicated. In fact, I actually changed my viewpoint after I did the research for this post.

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Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Welcome to my third post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. If you haven’t already, check out the first post (about landfills) and the second post (about recycling).

Today I’d like to focus on why the Zero Waste movement is particularly concerned about plastics. Of course, the goal is to reduce waste of all sorts, including food waste and packaging in general, but you’re right if you’ve noticed a focus on plastic.

Here’s why.

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