Monday, May 3, 2010

Wrapped in Plastic

Blessings, Darling!


They are everywhere, apparently including leachates of 'em in our bodies. And these by-products are implicated in various things, including weight gain and estrogen-sensitive cancers.

So I'm trying to reduce my dependence on plastics in my kitchen, while spending no money on it. Which works as well as any other thing that I spend no money on.

I've switched most refrigerated liquids like iced tea from plastics to Mason jars. The lids still have some plastic, but it's less exposure. OTOH it's FAR harder to grip a half gallon Mason jar than a plastic bottle with indentations for use in grabbing.

I'm still using my beloved Gladware a lot, but moving more and more leftovers into jars or Pyrex or Corning Ware. I've had some spectacular breakages of Pyrex in the process - drop one and the glass goes EVERYWHERE.

Sometime I'll buy a stainless steel water bottle.

Biggest problem is that all my long-term grain/bean storage is in food grade plastic buckets. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about this. Maybe work again on getting a friend to take me to the LDS cannery so I can store all future purchases in #10 steel cans.

We already eat off of china, not plastic, plates, and drink from glasses and ceramic mugs not plastic cups.

This goal is going to be one I work on over time. I HOPE to have made great improvements by a year from now.

Frondly, Fern

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's an Awesome commitment Fern! You could also ask for stuff on Freecycle (and get rid of your plastics there). ~ MJ