Glass or plastic?
I am in the process of changing over my pantry containers from plastic to glass. I am trying to reduce my use of plastic wrap and plastic leftover containers for several reasons. I want to reduced my family’s exposure to chemical leaching from plastic containers, reduce the amount of plastic that finds its way into the landfill – and never decomposes. Maybe my small action will be part of a larger message to reduce the demand for more throw away containers.
I find I am coming full circle and using the glass refrigerator dishes that were my grandmother’s. They were used for baking and storing leftovers and every kitchen had them. If you dropped one they broke, so I am amazed that I still have these. I remember the elasticized plastic covers for dishes that came next. The leftovers all looked like they were wearing showercaps! As plastic technology improved we got cling wrap and Tupperware. And our consumption of plastic went crazy!
I have a great stash of canning jars and glass salad dressing jars that I use for my morning smoothies, carrying my lunch, and
storing leftovers in the frig.
Don’t get me wrong, I still use plastic in other ways. I think our technology has created some valuable products that actually improve our lives. But I am being intentional about how I use it.
How are you being intentional about what you use in your life?