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Plastic Storage Containers.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM

If this has been posted before I apologize. I just read this article put out by the Endocrine Society on just how bad plastics (even BPA free) plastics are. I had an idea plastic was garbage, but did not know it was so extensive.

http://www.endo-society.org/journals/scientificstatements/upload/edc_scientific_statement.pdf

So how have you eliminated your plastics? What are you using to transport food on the go?

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on July 12, 2012
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Sonya, Thank you for the link! I will be buying a good stock of these- they look perfect.

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on June 26, 2012
at 09:51 PM

My Weck jars are AWESOME. All glass (lid and jar), none of the chemicals (the sealer never touches the food when stored properly), replaceable accessories (in case your room mates/kids don't know how to work them and stretch the sealers), and super super cheap http://www.crateandbarrel.com/search.aspx?query=weck

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Weck makes all-glass jars, or you could use Ball or Mason jars, for which you can always buy new metal lids.

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:56 PM

I hoard glass too, even though its easier to recycle in my city. I keep thinking that I just might get around to making a big batch of broth...

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:25 PM

Glass jars can transport food on the go pretty well. Not sandwiches, but we aren't eating those anyway. Mine are usually full of stew or chili.

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584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:54 PM

For transporting: Glass and foil for food, stainless steel for coffee and tea. Haven't looked into the aluminum factor yet though... And my glass containers have plastic lids, which I dislike, but haven't found better options yet.

For storing: Re-used glass jars from coconut oil, almond butter, etc. in addition to the above items.

Sometimes I think I have a glass hoarding problem, and then I remember that it's not a problem :)

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:56 PM

I hoard glass too, even though its easier to recycle in my city. I keep thinking that I just might get around to making a big batch of broth...

B36613e945134be5813e6526f9a3a86c

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on November 18, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Weck makes all-glass jars, or you could use Ball or Mason jars, for which you can always buy new metal lids.

06894589e5710456ed32c2cd10891c05

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on June 26, 2012
at 09:51 PM

My Weck jars are AWESOME. All glass (lid and jar), none of the chemicals (the sealer never touches the food when stored properly), replaceable accessories (in case your room mates/kids don't know how to work them and stretch the sealers), and super super cheap http://www.crateandbarrel.com/search.aspx?query=weck

584b19d2b6cebc7cdf070b5f8a5a7937

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on July 12, 2012
at 10:35 PM

Sonya, Thank you for the link! I will be buying a good stock of these- they look perfect.

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on November 18, 2011
at 05:11 AM

Perhaps more important than choosing glass over plastic-- I'm not very proactive about avoiding other exposures to BPA like cash register receipts and canned food.

Thanks for posting this thread. It reminds me to use my silk receipt-handling gloves whenever I'm at the checkout.

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I'm transitioning from plastic to glass. I'm doing it in stages as the glass isn't dirt cheap. I seem to be very sensitive to the environment in general, so I assume if anyone would have trouble because of plastics it would be me!

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on November 18, 2011
at 05:44 AM

Mason jars, although I will throw lunch salad fixings into a big tupperware now and then. But glass is clunky - so I put reusable fabric snack bags on my Christmas list - there are a zillion versions on Etsy. Down with the ziploc! I'm also coveting this silicon liter bag- http://amzn.com/B0049EU670 I found it mentioned on Nom Nom Paleo.

I'd love to know what people do for freezing meat.

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I'm using mason jars to store my lard, clarified butter, & mayo, and I mostly bring my work meals in pyrex. Sometimes I use plastic but I really try to avoid microwaving it.

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:48 PM

I use glass mason jars a lot for food storage in and out of the house, and always keep my eye out for stainless steel containers that have plastic lids(the plastic lid wouldn't touch the food)...these are expensive though, so when I say keeping an eye out, I mean at yard sales, Goodwill and the like...you can also invest in a tiffin like they use in India for lunches, and I have a few stainless steel thermoses to send my kids to school with warm soup or stew for their lunches.

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on November 18, 2011
at 05:04 AM

Glass and stainless steel dominate my dishes and storage containers!

Pots, pans (including baking), cutlery, and utensils are stainless steel, too. :)

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on November 17, 2011
at 07:51 PM

Pyrex glass storage containers. I got a whole set on sale from Target last week. :-)

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on November 17, 2011
at 07:33 PM

I'll store things in plastic, just because I have a bunch of them and they stack nicely. But I never heat things in plastic. I doubt there's much transfer between the plastic and food at room to fridge temperature (at least on the time scale that I store the stuff - a few days), but if I have to re-heat leftovers at work, I make sure it's not in plastic.

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on November 17, 2011
at 07:14 PM

I have been switching over to glass or ceramic for food storage containers as much as possible, I still have a lot of very nice Tupperware containers but am using them primarily for storing non-food items such as craft supplies, etc....I still occasionally use plastic for taking food on the road but would never microwave in it.

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:59 PM

I still use plastic - the square or rectangular containers fit in the fridge and freezer so well, and so do plastic bags.

I prefer the idea of glass jars etc, but they are just so uneconomical of space in my freezer!

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on November 17, 2011
at 04:54 PM

I purchased glass mason jars in 1/2 pint (jelly), pint, and quart size, for carrying liquids and broths; and also picked up some corning storage bowls at Target -- you can get a set of 4 bowls plus no-leak lids for around $23 (a 2 cup, 2-4cup, and a 7 cup). They have squares as well.

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