Green Alternatives

 Silicone

  • Made from a material found in nature, silica (sand)
  • Does not emit toxic gasses while being produced 
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Can withstand extreme temperatures
  • Extremely durable
  • Will not leach chemicals into food or drinks
  • Can be recycled 

Stainless Steel 

  • Made from materials found in nature: iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Extremely durable
  • #304 & 18/8 are resistant to oxidation and corrosion 
  • Can be recycled

Wood

  • Made from raw material found in nature. 
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Durable- known to withstand wear and tear well
  • Sustainable- tree growth continues to increase
  • Can be recycled

Cork

 

  • Made from the bark of a cork oak tree 
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Durable- While being fire and water resistant
  • Sustainable- Cork is made from the bark so the tree is left unharmed
  • Easily recycled and biodegradable

Bamboo

  • Made from bamboo found in nature
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Durable- Said to be 3x's stronger than cotton
  • Sustainable- It regenerates and needs little water to grow
  • There is no need for pesticides or other harmful chemicals
  • Recyclable and biodegradable without emitting toxic fumes

Hemp

 

  • Made from hemp plants found in nature
  • Safe and non-toxic (it is not  a marijuana plant)
  • Durable
  • Sustainable- It grows quickly, uses half the land, and half the water of cotton plants
  • It can be grown in a wide range of climates and soils
  • Can be recycled

 Cotton

 

  • Made from cotton plants
  • Safe and non-toxic, even more so when dealing with organic cotton
  • Durable 
  • Sustainable- cycle from seed to bulb is about 25 weeks
  • Recyclable and compostable

Organic Materials

 

  • Reduces the number of harmful chemicals used 
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Creates better working conditions for the famers
  • Creates more jobs

Fair Trade

  • Focuses on the social, economic, and environmental well-being of their employees

Recyclable 

  • Minimizes what is being sent to the landfill
  • Conserves natural resources
  • Prevents pollution
  • Creates more jobs