Four Facts about Plastic:
1. Only 10% of plastic that is discarded is recycled world wide (8% is recycled in U.S.)
2. Eating more real food equates to less plastic in our body and in landfill (think leaching and packaging waste). As a scientist stated, "If you don't have any chemicals from plastic you are not living in the modern world."
3. Using less plastic helps limit ocean pollution and helps to SAVE THE SEA TURTLES!
4. Americans consume more plastic than any other nation (326 pounds per person in 2010)
Weekly Tip to Reduce Plastic! Use glass and stainless steel containers for food storage. Ditch the Ziploc bags and containers. I use these glass storage bowls for leftovers and food storage: Pyrex Glass bowl set with lids. I also use this Glasslock set, also available at Costco sometimes: Glasslock 14-Piece Oven Safe Box Set with Lids. Stainless steel is a good lighter weight option, but at home I prefer glass due to zero leaching. I use various stainless steel containers for packed lunches. This one is great for a sandwich or quesadilla or salad and 2 snacks: Lunch Bots Trio. These pair great with: Stainless Steel Nesting Containers great for snacks.
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Sources and More information:
Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles! by Michael SanClements