There’s no way I want plastic in my kitchen. I’ve exposed my family to enough plastic food storage containers, plastic sippy cups, and plastic-lined coffee mugs. I want – and need – safer alternatives.
So I’ve gradually yet radically changed our kitchen wares throughout the past several years. Here are the highlights:
- I saved my Christmas money to purchase glass food storage containers. At the time it was an added expense. But earlier this summer I added to my collection with glass containers that were on sale for $1.99. What a bargain!
- As a way to repurpose and recycle glass jars, I save them for leftovers and food storage. I store dried beans in old condiment bottles and brown rice in reused jelly jars.
- I’ve finally – finally! – gotten rid of all our plastic sippy and travel cups. We’re a stainless steel family now.
- While we’re at home we use drinking glasses. We’ve taught our children to be careful with the glasses, as well as our Fiesta Ware plates. I also serve our food in glass containers and drinks in glass pitchers.
I’m far from perfect, though. We really need to reconsider our plastic coffee maker, and I’m still looking for ways to phase out plastic wrap and plastic baggies. Honestly, we don’t use them too often, but I’m always looking for safer alternatives. Any suggestions?
Just in time for back-to-school preparation, I’d love to give one Accidentally Green reader a stainless steel water bottle for their family. The prize is a 13.5-oz. lime green Crocodile Creek stainless steel water bottle (a $9.99 value). Get entering, friends! [Editor’s note: The giveaway has ended.]
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