Sunday, February 14, 2010
opting out of plastic
I'm opting out of plastic. Yes, I am. I decided last week that I'm going to eliminate the bulk of plastic containers in our home. Not all, but most.
I have some nice Tupperware that I'm keeping but it's the disposable Ziploc containers that will be leaving. I'll be keeping a couple for Alison to use in packing her lunch for school. I hope to find some Pyrex containers with snap on lids in a 2 cup size. I've seen them as part of a Pyrex package but I don't need the whole package. Will just have to keep my eyes peeled.
This last week I put all of our leftovers in glass containers - pyrex and vintage refrigerator dishes that mom gave me have found their way into my fridge.
There is a Salvation Army store just across the street and 4 doors down from my office. When I clean out my closets, that is where I dump my stuff. Rarely do I shop there but this week on Thursday I had 15 minutes left in my lunch hour and decided I'd just pop in and see what they had. I found the two containers above. Aren't they cute? Perfect size for our popcorn. Not sure yet what I will put in the other one but I know I'll find a use for it -- not quite big enough for brown sugar or oats. Maybe chocolate chips. Any suggestions? They cost me all of $0.54.
What is your preferred method of storage? Plastic v. Glass?