Why Choose Stainless Steel?
No material can match the safety, durability, sustainability and beauty of the food-grade, #304 stainless steel we use to make Steelys® cups and bottles. Strong, impact resistant, 100% reusable and 100% recyclable, it’s the best-performing and most practical choice for long-life drinkware.
Any type of reusable container is a better environmental choice than a disposable one, but nothing can withstand the daily use and punishment of food grade stainless steel.
Rugged Enough To Last A Lifetime
Stainless steel is virtually indestructible, with inherent long-life properties that do not diminish over time or repeated use. It has a superior strength-to-weight ratio compared to the grades of glass, ceramics, aluminum, polystyrene, conventional plastics, or compostable PLA plastic material used to make most other cups and bottles.
Glass and ceramic containers are so fragile that they are banned at many events and venues for health and safety reasons. Aluminum bottles are not as tough as stainless, are susceptible to pinhole leaks and corrosion, and have synthetic interior linings that can fail over time. Conventional petroleum-based plastic can crack or degrade with repeated use, washing and exposure to the elements. Compostable PLA cups will not tolerate hot liquids, melt at temperatures above 110 degrees F, and can’t even be stored in a particularly warm environment. When it comes to longevity, the premium stainless steel we use beats them all.
Safest Material For Food and Drinks
Recent news surrounding toxic chemicals like BPA and Phthalates found in plastic containers and aluminum bottle linings have led to a consumer backlash. Stainless steel is fast becoming the alternative choice for healthy hydration. An alloy composed of natural elements, stainless steel is non-toxic and completely free of BPA, phthalates, lead, zinc and other nasty elements linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, and other health and safety concerns. (Our polypropylene #5 tops are also tested to be free of these materials.)
Well-known for its antibacterial and hygienic properties, stainless steel is widely used in the food and beverage industry — and even in the most sterile surgical environments. Steelys cups and bottles do not leach chemicals or require a synthetic lining or interior coating. Stainless steel is non-reactive with acidic beverages. It provides a clean, neutral taste and won’t affect flavor or smell like other materials.
Easy To Clean and Maintain
Stainless steel is a breeze to clean and resistant to stains, rust, and corrosion. All Steelys products are designed with wide-mouth openings that are more functional to use and easier to wash, whether you’re doing it by hand or placing them in a dishwasher. Our bottles don’t have sharp edges or angles where dirt or bacteria can accumulate. We use wide threads and minimal, straightforward lid and cap designs that make it easier to scrub out dirt, sediment and germs that can hide in tiny nooks. With a little love and care, Steelys cups and bottles will look and perform great for years to come.
Reusable, Recyclable & Better For The Planet
Our exclusive use of heavy gauge stainless for drinkware design follows a Zero Waste philosophy that emphasizes reusing products over long periods and reducing of the amount of material we throw away.
Every year 50 billion plastic cups and 38 billion plastic bottles end up in landfills. Placed end-to-end, they could circle the earth more than 300 times — and that doesn’t even account for the billions more single-use plastic, paper, and polystyrene beverage containers that end up in our oceans, waterways and environment!
Steelys are designed to stay out of the waste stream. They can be reused for many years, passed forward to others, and fully recycled at the end of their useful life. Stainless steel containers beat all other materials in environment-impact categories studied in life cycle anaylsis after about seven months of average use. One person reusing a single Steelys container throughout the course of its life can keep thousands of disposable containers out of our landfills.
Stainless steel is one of the world’s most recycled materials – more than paper or glass. Once your Steelys has reached the end of its useful life, it can be fully recycled without degradation. This means resources are saved and the same material is continuously cycled through the production chain in a sustainable closed-loop system.
A Wise Investment In Our Future
Stainless steel is the safest, most durable, reusable, recyclable, and worry-free material available to make cups and bottles. In addition, it simply looks great — with, or without, your custom graphics imprinted on it. Choosing Steelys for your next bulk drinkware purchase is an affordable and long-lasting investment that reflects a real commitment to health and environmental sustainability.