What is a Silicone Ziplock Food Bag and why is it better than traditional plastic bags?

What is a Silicone Ziplock Food Bag and why is it better than traditional plastic bags?

Convenience is at the forefront of single-use plastics, but there is no question that plastic plagues our world. Let's consider some facts for a second- a plastic bag has an average lifespan of 12 minutes, plastic ziplock bags an average of 1.3 uses per person with the vast majority of these products ending up in landfills and waterways, where it takes nearly 400 years to break down. Meanwhile, the unfortunate dire truth is that within the next 20 years the ocean will contain more plastic than fish. 

The good news? More and more people are on a global mission to minimise their impact and inspire others to do the same. From individuals, to organisations, to businesses right up to the government level we are seeing people step up. At Eco Rituals we support and advocate for this movement by providing alternative products that may be small but collectively can make a difference. 

Why choose platinum, food grade silicone for the ultimate reusable? Because it’s better for you and the environment. Silicone is highly durable yet lightweight, and holds up from freezer to microwave, oven, and dishwasher without leaching chemicals. Let’s break it all down…


Benefits of food grade silicone:
  • Highly resistant to damage and temperature
  • If cared for properly, silicone is highly durable and long lasting 
  • Food safe, no harmful chemicals and BPA free
  • Stasher bags are recyclable through our Silicone Take Back Program
What is plastic made of? 

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 environment and the plant's future as a whole.

Is silicone recyclable? 

We offer a Take Back Program for our silicone products that have reached the end of their life cycle, while we understand Eco Rituals Stasher bags are not biodegradable they should not be disposed of at anywhere near the rate of single-use plastics. 

But, if you should ever need to retire a Stasher bag, reach out to us at info@ecorituals.co.nz  so we can send you a prepaid shipping label to send the bag back to us!

Is silicone safe for food? 

Our silicone ziplock food bags are as pure as glass. It’s safe to store food, put in the microwave, freezer, oven, and dishwasher. You can even cook right in your bag, sous vide style. It won’t leak, break down, or degrade over time.