Why stainless steel instead of plastic?
In recent years, there has been several scandals concerning the plasticiser bisphenol A (BPA), which was contained in most plastic products. This substance can transfer to food or drinks packed in plastic and can find its way into our bodies. Reliable research studies have shown that BPA can cause serious health issues such as obesity, asthma or even cancer. Consequently, the plastics industry changed significantly: more and more clearly marked BPA free products appeared on the market and have been well received by consumers.
But why is it not enough to simply switch to BPA-free products, rather than completely avoiding plastic?
Unfortunately, BPA is not the only harmful substance contained in plastic. Among other plasticisers like phthalates, BPA is now often replaced by new and similar substances as BPS. Although the products retain their BPA-free labelling, they may be just as harmful as products with BPA – as new research studies have shown.
In addition to the health aspect, the protection of the environment plays an important role. Plastic is not biodegradable and can remain in our nature for hundreds of years. By the replacement of disposable packaging and bottles by reusable stainless steel products, anyone can avoid a large amount of waste and contribute to a better world. We have the responsibility for our planet and our future generations, to which we want to leave a clean planet. This is only possible if everyone is aware of the risks and impacts of plastic.
Obviously it is very hard or even impossible to completely avoid plastic in everyday life, but even small steps towards a plastic free life count. It is particularly important to keep food and drinks away from any plastics.
And why is aluminum no alternative?
Aluminum seems to be a good alternative at first glance. But not only plastic or heavy metals such as lead or cadmium can have negative effects on our health. The light metal aluminum has also demonstrated its potentially harmful effects.
In everyday life we are regularly confronted with aluminum because it may be included for example in cookware, cosmetics and personal care products or even in food. Aluminum can damage tissue, has neurotoxic effects to our nervous system and accumulates in bones and brain, which also increases the risk of developing dementia. Especially the long-term effect of the light metal represents an uncertain risk.
Therefore we deliberately do without aluminum and use 100% pollution-free, high-quality stainless steel for our products.
Interesting links about plastic
- BPA-Free Plastic Containers May Be Just as Hazardous
- Plastic Planet, ein Film von Werner Boote
- “Fettleibigkeit vorprogrammiert”, ein Beitrag von 3SAT
- “Der Gift Check – Gefährliche Weichmacher in Lebensmitteln”, ein Beitrag von (NDR)
- BPA-frei = unbedenklich? Leider nein …
- Leitfaden wie man im Alltag Plaste einfach mal weglassen kann