The high-grade silicone we chose is extremely durable and can stand up to the wear from your little lizard and the dishwasher. You can easily wash the strong silicone dish by hand, in a dishwasher, or if you have a bio-active set up you can leave it there for your springtails and isopods to clean up for you. Silicone is a high-quality non-toxic material that won't break down into harmful micro-plastics like many other common materials which is why it is considered more ocean-friendly. Silicone will also stand up to heat better than most plastics as well making it more pet-friendly. Not only did we bring you the best technology for your reptile husbandry but we also made it in five amazing colors to fit you and your reptile's style.