What you need to know about Stainless Steel
Stainless steel products are synonymous with being durable, tough and stylish. But what makes them a good choice for use in our homes? There are many benefits to stainless steel products, including a lot of environmental benefits.
Read on as we break down the reasons why more people are turning to stainless steel and loving it!
So why choose stainless steel products?
Stainless Steel is 100% Recyclable
With waste control being high on our priority list, asking ourselves what will happen to a product at the end of its life is a must before making any purchase.
The great news is stainless steel is 100% recyclable. It can also be recycled an infinite number of times without losing it’s quality. So in essence, stainless steel will last forever!
It's much better than plastic
As a comparison, plastic can only be recycled 1 to 3 times before its quality decreases and it can’t be used anymore. When it comes to lifespan, stainless steel is winning.
Not only this, the recycling rate of stainless steel is about 80%, far greater than that of plastic. In 2017-18 the national recycling rate for plastic in Australia was just 9.4%. (Recycling rate is how much of the material is recycled, rather than going in to landfill).
It's non-toxic and more hygienic
If stainless steel does end up in landfill it’s not biodegradable so it won’t break down. However, it also won’t release carbon dioxide or chemicals like plastic does.
Stainless steel is non-reactive, non-toxic and non porous. What does this mean? Basically it means it’s hygienic because there is no chemical transfer - ie bacteria won’t grow on it :) It won’t change the taste of your food and it won’t rust.
It's easier to clean
Because there's no bacteria growing on your stainless steel products it makes them easier to clean. Hand washing is recommended although stainless steel products can go in the dishwasher too.
It lasts longer and saves you money in the long-run
Although some stainless steel products may appear to be more expensive initially, given they will last forever the investment is worth it.
Take water bottles for example. A 500ml disposable plastic water bottle that retails for $3 as opposed to a reusable stainless steel water bottle for $25 that can be refilled and reused time and time again. It won’t be long until you’re waaaaay in front financially.
So what we’re really trying to say is that your stainless steel products will be long lasting. A plastic straw is designed to be used once. A stainless steel straw will last forever. A plastic peg will eventually corrode and snap, a stainless steel one will last forever.
Read a little more about how stainless steel pegs will change your washing game
Investing in reusable, stainless steel products will not only save you money, they are durable, free of the toxins often found in plastic and are overall better for the environment.
It's for all of these reasons that we choose to use stainless steel pegs, straws, drink bottles and many other stainless steel products.
Feeling like you should make the switch to stainless steel? Take a look at our range of products