Browsing the "plastic" Tag

3 Alternatives to Plastic Produce Bags

June 16th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Are you trying to shop waste-free but aren't sure what to do about produce and bulk items? Here are some alternatives to plastic produce bags!


6 Grocery Stores that are Packaging Free

June 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Food packaging is an often unsung part of our food waste problem, but these grocery stores are trying to change that by changing the way we shop for food


Make a Plastic-Free Food Wrap

May 13th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Getting the plastic out of your kitchen can be tough, right? It's expensive to replace all of your plastic with glass. And glass containers take a lot more space to store than plastic baggies. That's where a plastic-free food wrap comes in handy. These wraps are water-resistant, and fold to store easily. The best part? You can make them yourself, even if you have no sewing skills at all


Trader Joe’s: Yea or Nay?

December 30th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

What do you think about Trader Joe's? Does your town have one? Do you shop there? I'd love to hear your experiences!


Webinar: Kicking the Plastic Bag Habit

March 21st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Chances are, if you're a regular reader here you bring your own, reusable grocery bags to the store, but when it comes to reducing the plastic bags in your life, that's just the tip of the sustainability iceberg. Remember Heather's challenges when she took part in Plastic Free February


Plastics and Their True Impact

July 30th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Plastic might seem like more of a general environmental issue than a food-specific issue, but because of the large amounts of plastics involved in food, from packaging to cooking and storage, our food and drink choices directly relate to our plastic consumption


Plastic Free Cooking and Food Storage

July 19th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

When you use plastics in your kitchen there is potential for these chemicals to leach into your food – the same food you have taken considerable care to ensure is the healthiest option for your family. Our recommendation is to keep plastics out of the kitchen, and the great news is there are many safe non-plastic alternatives and ways to easily avoid plastic in the kitchen



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