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melissa569
05 September 2012 @ 01:15 am
Has anyone seen this new cup yet?  OrganiCup?  Kind of looks like a Lunette.   It seems the site is written in...  Danish?   Please correct me if I am wrong.  Here is the site:

http://www.organicup.dk/
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Is Silicone Organic?
According to wikipedia:
"Silicone is not to be confused with the chemical element silicon, a crystalline metalloid widely used in computers and other electronic equipment. Although silicones contain silicon atoms, they also include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and perhaps other kinds of atoms as well, and have different physical and chemical properties than elemental silicon."

Organic = "noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon."

Since silicone contains carbon, yes, it is organic.
m03m on September 7th, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: Is Silicone Organic?
But that's a completely different meaning of the word organic. I bet they mean to make people think of this one:

- Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals: organic chicken; organic cattle farming.

- Simple, healthful, and close to nature: an organic lifestyle.

(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/organic)
Culfitzbeew on September 8th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: Is Silicone Organic?
agreed. organic in terms of "this is organic" (when not referring to chemistry stuff), usually means made without pesticides or GMOs.

I agree, this is odd to call a silicone cup "organic".

free range sand, indeed. :)