How 4evaeco got started
4evaeco creates green sustainable tableware made of stainless steel and silicone.
The idea was born out of our belief that every meal should be served in environmentally safe and people friendly materials rather than chemical laden plastic.
Why did we decide to create our products?
The videos that I watched online motivated and inspired me to make these products.
I saw a struggling sea turtle with a straw in its nostril. Seabirds that ate floating plastic debris and their stomach was full of undigested trash left with no space for food and died…
Those videos were so shocking and painful to watch.
Finally, I realized a heartbreaking reality that I had not paid much attention to the consequences of the numerous disposable plastic products within my reach.
These plastic products are made to satisfy the needs of people and society, disguised as an improvement of life quality, contaminating the earth and taking precious lives gradually.
After that, I studied a lot of things about plastics.
They are petroleum-derived products and unstable substances originally. Therefore, a significant amount of additives are added to give them strength and durability.
If those additives are taken into our body, it is possible that we might suffer from various health problems in the future.
Recently, we find many plastic products saying BPA free.
BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is an industrial chemical that has been used to make polycarbonate plastics, food wraps and epoxy resins, which are applied as the inner lining of canned food containers to keep the metal from corroding.
It is also used as a stabilizer or antioxidant.
BPA retained in these products can be leached to food by heat or when it touches fatty, salty or acidic foods.
When we eat that BPA contaminated food, it acts as endocrine disruptor*1 that mimics the structure and function of the hormone estrogen and can interfere the way natural hormones or their receptors are made or controlled, then may pose great risk.
Due to these risks its use has already been banned or restricted in the EU, Canada, China, Malaysia and some states of the US particularly in products for babies and young children.
However, “BPA free” items are not “chemical free”. They contain other chemicals like BPS (bisphenol S) and BPF (bisphenol F) that behave like BPA.
Science suggests they may be just as harmful as BPA since they cause the disruption of hormone balance.
There are lots of other chemicals that are used in plastics and no one knows what kind of effects each chemical has on our body after long-term exposure.
Food is an essential part of everyone’s life. Well-balanced diets give us energy and the ability to grow, develop, move, learn, and stay healthy.
We provide our children good quality well-balanced food every day. It devastates me to know that people are causing unintentional harm because so much of this nutritious food is served on plastic.
This is what inspired me to create plastic free products that are absolutely safe for children giving parents peace of mind.
4evaeco tableware are products that we can be proud of, environmentally and ecologically sound, people friendly, made of durable, long lasting stainless steel and silicone free from chemicals and toxins.
*1 Endocrine disruptor – An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system*2 and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (Sub) populations. (WHO/IPCS definitions)
*2 Endocrine System – The endocrine system is the collection of hormone secreting glands within the body. Its function is homeostasis, communication and response to stimuli. The endocrine system regulates the internal environment of the body for metabolism, growth and reproduction as well as allowing it to respond to changes in its external environment.