5. Store Your Food in Glass
The really cool part about storing food in glass is that you can often serve and store in the same container, which means fewer dishes!
Since the advent of Tupperware, plastic containers have been the go to for storing food from chopped veggies to leftovers, but it’s not ideal. Glass jars are a great, cheap alternative to plastic for storing leftovers. You can buy mason jars or clean out sauce and soup jars as you use them.
To store larger dishes, you might want to look into some glass storage containers to replace that Tupperware. It gets a little bit tricky here, since all of the glass food storage containers I’ve found have plastic lids. This might be a place where you’ll want to go for the best choice — a plastic lid on a glass container beats a whole container made from plastic, right? Have you had any luck finding glass food storage containers with a metal or glass lid?
Are any of you taking the Plastic-Free February challenge? I’d love to hear how you’re giving plastic the boot in your kitchen!
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