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food grade silicone: what is it and why is it better than plastic?

food grade silicone

sure, plastic is convenient and easy to use, but there’s no question that it’s toxic to the environment and our bodies. every day, 20 million plastic bags go to landfill in the U.S and it takes over 500 years for each of those bags to break down. There is a solution in stasher, the world’s first and only plastic-free storage bag, which is made out of pure platinum, food grade silicone.

Plastic that doesn’t end up in a landfill often ends up in the ocean and enters the food chain which is a big concern for human health. the harsh chemicals and toxins found in plastic can lead to cancer, infertility, immune disorders and more.

fortunately, you now have a healthier option: food grade silicone is a more flexible, sustainable, and safer alternative to plastic, so it’s safe for people and the planet. unique by design, stasher is engineered to get people to rethink the plastic in their lives. no other silicone bag delivers airtight performance and self-sealing convenience.Continue Reading →

weekly detox: living a non toxic life – 3.18.17

In order to live a more eco-friendly, plastic-free and/or green lifestyle, you need to be armed with all of the facts and information. In this week’s weekly detox we’re sharing the latest plastic-related news and tips for going green in all aspects of your life. And in case you haven’t done so already, you can still take the #plasticfree2017 pledge! You’ll save 20% on your next order at stasherbag.com just for signing up!

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Weekly Detox: Living a Non Toxic Life – 3.10.17

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In this week’s detox, we’re focusing on food since eating healthy isn’t just increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat. Often times those fruits and vegetables can contain pesticides, meat contains added hormones, and pre-packaged foods contain additives. To the naked eye, these foods might seem healthy, but in reality they could be depleted of all of their nutrients and harmful to both the environment and the food chain.

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Weekly Detox – 2.4.17

We were blown away by the 2,000+ entries to our #plasticfree2017 giveaway earlier this week! We love hearing about how all of you are taking steps to reduce the amount of plastic you use this year. Keep the comments and questions coming!

And if you haven’t already, make sure to take our plastic-free 2017 pledge! once you’ve signed up to take the pledge, we’ll email you an exclusive discount code to use at stasherbag.com to jumpstart your plastic-free 2017!

here’s your weekly detox for february 4th, 2017:

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Weekly Detox – 1.27.16

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Our #plasticfree2017 week-long challenge may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean our efforts have to stop! We’ve learned a lot throughout this week and will be sharing everything with you in the coming days. But in the meantime, we’re putting together an epic giveaway with some of our favorite brands that will go live on our Instagram next week. So make sure you’re following us @stasherbag!

And in case you missed it, be sure to check out our plastic recycling guide and our resources page to help you continue living a #Plasticfree2017!

Plastic Recycling Guide

“Recycling is not the solution to our waste problem.”

Americans recycle more than 2.4 billion pounds of plastic each year. Yet 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. Which means that dropping plastics in recycling bins isn’t enough to help reduce plastic waste. Once you put something in the recycling bin, it’s out of your control so what happens to it after it leaves your bin isn’t certain.

Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home recently gave a TEDx talk titled “Zero Waste is not Recycling More, But Less.” Johnson explained that “recycling requires energy to process, but also lacks regulations to coordinate the efforts of manufacturers, consumers, municipalities, and recyclers across the globe.”

Thus, because recycling depends on too many variables, it’s not an effective or dependable solution for our worldwide plastic waste problem.

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