EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Back to School: Go Green this School Year with Go Sili Silicone Cups! #reusable #sustainable

Back to School: Go Green this School Year with Go Sili Silicone Cups! #reusable #sustainable

We're always looking for ways to live more sustainably without giving up quality, so this school year, we've decided to transition to silicone cups. A friend recommended silicone drinkware to us, and while we hadn't tried it before, we were definitely intrigued! We reached out to GoSili®, a popular company that provides a variety of silicone drink cups, straws, lids and more, to see if we could give their reusable adult and child cups a try. We were excited that they agreed and after a solid week of using the cups, our family gives them two thumbs up. We definitely recommend them as an affordable, high quality option for living more sustainably.

About the Cups
For older kids and adults, the 16 oz tumblers are perfect. During the school year, we use travel cups daily as we're running out of the house and wanted to upgrade to a better quality tumbler. We chose the GoSili® 16oz Silicone Tumbler Pint with Soft Eco-Friendly Reusable Silicone Drinking Straw. Right off the bat I loved it because it fit conveniently in the cup holders of the car. (A hard lesson learned when I purchase a full set of family tumblers, only to find out they don't fit properly in our car holders.) This tumbler comes in a variety of bright colors and can be used for hot and cold beverages. It's made of 100% European-grade, platinum silicone and has a stainless steel ring embedded inside, so that the cup won't collapse on you when you grip it. It's even microwave and dishwasher safe. I love that I can toss it in the microwave at work to heat up my tea throughout the day. For families with young children at home, this cup is fantastic to use around the house because the lid acts as an added safety measure when drinking hot beverages. 

Let's talk about the straw! This may be my favorite feature. The GoSili silicone straws don't melt and turn gummy like paper straws and they don't hurt your teeth like the strainless-steel straws. Personally, I had to abandon my stainless steel straws for just this reason. The silicone straws are translucent, so you can be sure they are fully clean before use.

Soft and non-toxic, this travel tumbler is the perfect eco-friendly choice for those who want to live sustainably without giving up quality. Their cups are also available in a variety of sizes including 8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. and all components are interchangeable.

Fast Facts
  • reusable European-grade platinum silicone cups that hold their shape
  • incredibly durable and meant to last a lifetime
  • dishwasher and microwave-safe and can be boiled to sterilize
  • interchangeable lids to fit all of GoSili's 8oz, 12oz, 16oz and 24oz cups.
  • soft, non-toxic straws that are safe for the environment and translucent, so you can be sure your straw is clean

For our little one, we decided to try the GoSili® 12oz OH! Cup, Silicone 360° Drink from any Side No-Spill Toddler Cup. Many of the kids I work with at our clinic bring these types of cups to school and to therapy with them. The no-spill feature is a must for home and travel. When your child is not drinking, this lid self-seals to help prevent spills because of the tight fit of the OH top. I can't underestimate how appreciated this is, as our furniture looks years older than it really is, due to all of the milk and juice leaks. The 360, spout-free lid means kids can take a drink from any part of the lid due to the slits within the silicone. Just like the adult cup, this one holds it's shape. no collapsing mouth to worry about. As an added bonus, the silicone is soft and virtually indestructible, so your cup, furniture and floors are safe from damage when your toddler inevitably drops it! 

You can see the silicone slits that allow for 360 degree drinking with no spillage.

Fast Facts

  • Reusable silicone cup
  • European-grade platinum silicone
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be boiled to sterilize 
  • Leak-proof design with self-sealing lid
  • 100% silicone and 100% stainless steel ​
  • Dishwasher and Microwave safe
  • No-spout lid for drinking from any side
  • Soft silicone design is easy on teeth and gums

**Benefits of European-grade platinum silicone
Unlike other grades of silicone, European-grade silicone is held to the highest of standards and does not allow any kind of fillers to be added to the material. It is sustainable, recyclable, stain-resistant, hypoallergenic, and has no open pores to harbor harmful bacteria.

Between these two GoSili options, the age ranges are covered! Whether your kids are off to daycare or off to college, these silicone cups are a sustainable change worth making.

Where to Purchase
Head over to to browse their entire collection of cups, straws, lids and more. Order for delivery right to your door!

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Disclosure: The products in the post were generously provided by GoSili. As always, our post are our own opinions.