Onyx Containers was conceived shortly after our daughter was born. Like most new parents we became a lot more aware of the health compromises we deal with when we cook, store and eat our food. We've known plastic and food is an unhealthy combination for as long as you have. Glass seemed to be our best alternative (even though the lids are plastic) but then they started breaking. Apparently this wasn't just "our thing" but actually happens to almost everyone who drops glass from any height. We soon realized that glass shards and barefoot babies are like, well, plastic and food. We wanted alternatives to plastic. While searching for non-plastic bottles, cups, plates, snack containers etc. we discovered that anything of any quality is hard to find and over priced.
We believe that everyone should be able to buy safe and environmentally responsible products without breaking the bank. We spend a great deal of time researching plastic alternatives and found that the few choices out there are either low quality or hugely marked up. The products that we carry are of the highest quality, manufactured in responsible conditions and are very fairly priced.
We use all of the products that we sell ourselves. We have found that high quality food grade stainless steel is the best option for fluid bottles, sealable containers, cups, bowls etc. for its durability, food safety and versatility ie freezer to stove/oven. We are currently working on some fantastic new products, and are always looking for new and interesting ideas. Let us know if there is something that you think should be made in stainless steel.