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Why Are Silicone Beach Toys Better Than Plastic?

Why Are Silicone Beach Toys Better Than Plastic?

Stop the pollution and be part of the solution. Plastic is wreaking havoc on our planet and now is the time to make more sustainable choices. Find out why silicone beach toys are a great alternative to plastic.

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Why Buy Eco-Friendly Beach Toys?

Traditional beach toys are made from cheap plastics that contain harmful BPA and phthalates. They often break after enduring lots of sunshine and seawater, thus ending up in the bin.

For the toys that don’t end up in the bin, many end up polluting the sea instead. They break down into microplastics, emit toxic chemicals, and disrupt the marine ecosystem. Silicone is a plastic-free alternative that is long-lasting and free from bad chemicals.

What Is Silicone?

Silicone comes from silica, a natural substance found in sand. As sand is an organic material, it’s a great sustainable resource. Silica is then processed with oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon to make a non-toxic polymer. You can read more about the science behind silicone here.

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Silicone vs. Plastic

Silicone is a popular plastic-free alternative as it’s flexible, robust, and versatile. It’s a man-made polymer made up of sand, oxygen, and carbon, meaning it doesn’t have the same nasty chemicals as petroleum-based plastics.

In comparison to plastic, silicone can endure extreme temperatures much better and it doesn’t disintegrate into small pieces. Being toxin-free, it is safer for children to play with and it also doesn’t release toxins into the air when burned.

Silicone is also non-porous and hypoallergenic so it can’t cling to bacteria and germs - another reason why parents love it.

Some of the benefits of silicone include:

  • Durable in extreme hot and cold temperatures
  • Free from toxins
  • Doesn’t disintegrate into small pieces (microplastics)
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Hygienic and easy to keep clean
  • Recyclable
  • Made from an abundant sustainable resource
  • Long-lasting and durable

Silicone Beach Toys

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand with silicone beach toys. Last year, we launched our popular silicone buckets, frisbees and eco spades. This year we’ve got some exciting new additions: sand moulds and watering cans.

Our silicone beach toys can be flexed, folded, and squished into beach bags and suitcases with ease. Available in 12 colours, there’s something for everyone. Keep your eyes peeled for our brand new silicone beach toys that are dropping in the next few weeks!

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