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Which Plastics to Never Use with Food

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10. Avoid deli-wrap and similar generic packaging since you can’t ascertain the plastic type used. When sliced cheese and meats are sold in plastic bags and/or plastic deli wrap, transfer them as soon as possible to unbleached wax paper or a safe container.

11. Remember that if you are pregnant or nursing, BPA chemicals are passed through your bloodstream directly to your baby.

12. Instead of mixing petroleum (i.e. plastic) with your food, use inert alternatives such as glass and ceramic rather than plastic food storage containers. Reusing jars is a win-win; and you can often find glass storage containers at flea markets and thrift shops. Or simply store food in bowls covered with a plate.

Try alternatives like these:

Pyrex Food Storage containers
Crate and Barrel’s Refrigerator Dish

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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4:04PM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

I was told about plastic drinking bottles that gradually leach toxins. So I bought posh metal drinking bottles. However, any blackcurrant squash left in there to be drunk later has a horrible taste - tainted by the metal. I can be away from days at a time and proper thorough washing-up, as opposed to a rinse, has to wait till I get home.

I think the metal must be even worse than the plastic - at least that didn't make the drink taste bad! I take a bottle around with me all day in hot weather, but have to think again about what to use.

3:59PM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

No, I am not loading five pages... ! or was it six? You can put it all on one!

4:57AM PDT on May 14, 2015

Simple but significant enough

4:04AM PDT on May 14, 2015

Interesting, thanks

12:57PM PDT on May 11, 2015

ty

1:54AM PDT on May 8, 2015

Shit. I use plastic too

6:17AM PDT on Apr 30, 2015

Thanks

5:51AM PDT on Apr 26, 2015

interesting

9:12AM PDT on Apr 25, 2015

best is to eat straight in the shop :))))
no bags
no containers
just imagine

( i am kidding :))))) )

3:46PM PDT on Apr 24, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

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