the 411 on silicone

Silicone is highly durable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. Safe for not only the earth but also for human health. We chose to make the Build-a-Bento with food-grade platinum silicone because it is environmentally safe, food-safe, durable, and recyclable. Discover more information below!

  • Environmentally Safe:

    Silicone is a more eco-friendly option because it does not break down into microplastics, it is estimated that there are currently 24.4 trillion pieces, or 578,000 tons, of microplastics in the ocean.

  • Durable:

    Much like our stainless-steel containers, silicone is built to last a lifetime. The Build-a-Bento is microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe; it is built to withstand extreme temperatures and won’t break down or degrade over time.

  • Safe for Food:

    Harmful chemicals found in single-use plastics can leach into the food and beverages we consume. The Build-a-Bento is made with platinum-grade silicone that meets FDA and EU requirements for food contact and safety. Silicone has no open pores to harbor bacteria, it is easy to clean, hygienic, and hypoallergenic.

  • Recyclable:

    Our Build-A-Bento’s are built to last a lifetime, but sometimes life happens. Before recycling, see if you can use your bento for something other than food like makeup, jewelry, tools, or trinkets! If the bento is beyond saving, reach out to your local recycling center for options!