Sustainability with Stohr

You bet. Here’s the lowdown:

Stohr products: Made from silicone, this is the most sustainable option over single-use plastic because they are endlessly reusable.

Product packaging: We intentionally did away with individual product packaging to ensure we are minimizing waste as much as possible!

Mailers: This is the bag that comes with each online purchase, a necessary evil. We went with the best solution – compostable mailers.

Information cards: 1 card comes with each online purchase. Our way of saying hey and providing further information. The cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and they are also recyclable.

Stohr is made from FDA and LFGB certified, platinum food grade silicone. What do those certifications mean? Well, LFGB is the German food safety standard, whereas the FDA is that of the United States. Products get tested to ensure no harmful products get released into your food, ensuring your safety and security! We went ahead with 2 different tests as LFGB testing is more comprehensive than FDA.

What that means for you, is that the silicone used to make Stohr has been rigorously tested and deemed to be of the highest and safest standard.

A material that has low toxicity and high heat resistance, silicone has multiple plastic-like properties like flexibility, clarity and water resistance which makes it the ideal replacement for plastics. Plus, it’s non-slip!

We are committed to ensuring the production process is in line with our mission! We are glad to have found a factory that shares a common vision and Stohr is manufactured responsibly in China to the highest standards. Our factory focuses primarily on silicone products and have been in business since 2004. They own and overlook every step of the process from sourcing to manufacturing. This means that they have 100% control over the safety and standards of the working environment, people as well as processes.

Your Stohr is made to last, with the primary goal of replacing the single use plastics in your life! In short, unlimited.



How do I Stohr?

Simply give it a quick wash before first use and you’re good to go! Nothing drastic.

It is as easy as washing dishes! Ensure they are fully washed after each use (leave no food trails behind!) with water and soap or at the top rack of your dishwasher. Store them in a clean, sterile environment.

Anything you can think of to be very honest. We’ve put in our overnight skincare kit, picnic snacks and lunch time grab-and-go noodles!

For sure. We always recommend for liquids to be stored in a location standing upright. Should it accidentally get knocked over, our seal will hold up. Don’t fret. We do caution against bringing them around in your bag on the go as pressure from other items might cause the Stohr to spill.

Your Stohr can be used for an unlimited amount of times! But should you like to at the end of it’s lifecycle, they can be recycled at specific industrial facilities. As they require large volumes before proceeding, send it back to us and we will collate them before sending it over to the facilities!

Absolutely. Stohr can withstand heat up to 240°C, so store your leftovers in the fridge, heat them up in the microwave (keep your Stohr open) when you get the munchies and throw them in your dishwasher when done!

More often than not, this will not happen. If it does, get a mixture of baking soda and water, apply the paste onto the discoloured area and let it sit for 1-2 hours. Rinse away after, and your Stohr will be as good as new!

Brand new silicone products might carry the typical silicone smell fresh out of the box. Leave it out in the open over night and the smell should dissipate.

After countless uses, you may also notice leftover food smells. There are a couple community-proven methods that have been proven very effective.

1. Preheat your oven to 120°C
2. In the mean time, use a soft sponge and a drop of dishwashing liquid to gently wash your STOHR bag and rinse clean. This gets rid of any residue or oils on the bag.
3. Chuck it in the oven, whether its on a baking tray or directly on the racks.
4. Set a timer for 20 minutes.
5. Carefully take your STOHR bag out and give it a sniff. Still smelling a hint of something? Pop it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Don't have an oven or want to try an alternative method?

1. Fully submerge your STOHR bag in a solution of 50/50 white vinegar and water for 30 mins

Have you come across any other methods? Drop us a message and let us know :)

There is a high possibility that some dust or cumbs are stuck between resulting in your Stohr being unable to seal completely. Simply give it a wash and it'll work like magic again!



Composting

It is essentially a process that works to speed up the natural decay of organic material by providing the ideal conditions for detritus-eating organisms to thrive; a great way to reduce your food waste and reduce the environmental impact of a product at the end of its life. The resulting compost is a nutrient rich, dirt-like material that can be used to enrich soil and nourish growth. Basically an entryway to zero waste.

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to conventional waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Composting is a form of organic recycling.

Packaging labeled as home compostable means that you can simply place the packaging in the home compost bin along with fruit and vegetable and that any component or material used in the packaging including the printing ink will decompose into organic soil. Simply cut up your home compostable poly mailer and place in your compost bin as “brown” materials.

Designate a spot outside for your compost heap. It could be a literal heap of stuff on the ground or in a large bin.

As you collect items in your compost, aim for a mix of nitrogen-rich "green" material and carbon-heavy "brown" material. Green materials tend to be wet, and include your fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, and tea leaves. Brown materials are drier, and include newspaper clippings, egg shells (crushed up otherwise they can take a while to decompose), wooden chopsticks and trimmings from dead plants. Both are necessary for a successful pile and perform best when alternated in thin layers.

Every other week, turn over your compost pile to let it aerate. Add water to keep it moist, and keep an eye out for any worrisome pests or disease. But otherwise, you can sit back and let nature do the rest of the work. You should notice a change after a few weeks.

In order for a product to be certified home compostable it must disintegrate in 6 months and completely biodegrade in 12 months, at an average temperature of 30°C. However, different composts will run at different levels of temperature, moisture and microbial activity and it is highly dependent on one's format and management of their home compost.



Orders & Shipping

Your orders are hand packed with love from our warehouse in Singapore.

We want to make STOHR bags as accessible and obtainable as possible. That means we'll cover the cost of shipping your order to you :)

Normal postage: Free for all orders! Arrives in 3 business days or less. No tracking information provided.
Courier delivery: Orders $45 and above get this free! Else, it's $4 to upgrade. Arrives in 1-3 business days. Tracking information is provided.
International: The cost highly depends on the destination and order quantity. Proceed with the checkout process to determine rates.

Looking for super fast shipping? We also provide next business day shipping for only an extra $2 for orders $45 and above, and $6 for orders below $45.

We sure do! The cost highly depends on the destination and order quantity. Proceed with the checkout process to determine rates.

We're so excited for you to get your hands on a STOHR bag!

After you have placed an order, it takes us about 1 day to process and pack the order. Once it ships, you'll receive an automated email informing you that the order has been shipped. If you have chosen courier delivery as your shipping method, that email will also include a tracking number.

Fret not! Let's see what we can do...

If you have selected normal postage, your package should arrive in 3 business days or less. The mailman might sometimes drop it in your letterbox, so be sure to check that out. There is no tracking information provided.

If you have selected courier delivery, your package should arrive in 1-3 business days. When your package was shipped out, an email would have been sent to you with a tracking number. Click on the link to find out where your package currently is.

Still haven't received your order? Drop us a message and we'll get to the bottom of it!

If your order hasn't been shipped, drop us a message as soon as possible and we'll make the necessary adjustments for you.

If your order hasn't been shipped, drop us a message as soon as possible and we'll do our best to facilitate any changes or cancellations.



Returns & Exchanges

We love our STOHR bags and we want as many people as possible to experience it! If for any reason you decide that its not for you or if there is a defect, we'll happily facilitate a refund or exchange. Kindly reach out to us within 14 days of the date of purchase and we'll sort it out for you.

Drop us a message with your order number and let us know why you're seeking either a refund or exchange.

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