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Ways to minimize use of some common plastic products?

Date: Mon-Feb-11-2013-
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I suppose I am still a bit guilty of this.  Here are some ideas to minimize use of some common plastic products.  First of all, can homegrown food and store dry foods in glass jars. (If I think hard, I can prob honestly say we have had only one bottle of commercial juice packaged in a plastic bottle this year.)   Eat as much food fresh from your garden so you do not have to refrigerate it (covered with plastic)  in season.  I often carry my own reuseable shopping bags--I got them all new and free.  Some were Craigslist discards.  Others were designed as packaging for commercial products.  I recylced them.  
I use plastic bags obtained from various sources as wastebasket liners.  (We are such lousy consmers that we often dump the garbage and leave the liner because we do not have anotherbag to replace it with.)    This is what we did in the days before plastic wrap was cheap and widely available to store food in the refrig.  It seems glass casserole lids got dropped and broken often.  Instead of placing plastic wrap over a bowl or casserole, set an old plate across the top or the bowl.  You can also stack another smaller bowl of food on top.  Reheat glass casseroles with metal or glass pan lids on top instead of foil.)  For refrigerating flatter items on a plate, cover them with a bowl or a slightly smaller plate turned upside down--or a pan lid.  I have a special clear glass set up for preserving a cut onion.  It is a matching saucer and deep bowl that I overturn on top of the saucer.  This prevents onion odors from spreading to other refrigerated foods.
I am not perfect.  I think we can all make an occasional exception even with our diets.  A healthy person should be able to tolerate a rare forbidden food.  It is not good to be extremely obsessive, either.  It is best to just try to move in a better direction.  You get to a point where new habits become routine.  I still have concerns about what to do with shampoo bottles.  Wish there were more refills.
[d] By: goods_man
Date: Mon-Feb-11-2013
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I know the kitchen products and food packaging use a lot of plastic.  I also wonder about liquid soap bottles. (I recycle the sturdiest ones for homemade laundry detergent.)  I have started buying an economy size natural body wash, diluting it with half water and refilling the bottles.  It works even better that way. You can buy natural products at health food stores. Sometimes, you can buy products by the pound or by volume and bring your own jars to refill.
I made a trip to a generic grocery store again--first time in 3 weeks--which is always a strange experience even if I don't go to buy food. Didn't find the special canning jars I wanted. I see how the rest of the world lives.  Always shocking.  More and more often, I do not find items I went to the store to buy. Too cheap, basic and healthy--not enough profit margin. I lingered with morbid fascination to read some labels.  So many products list identical ingredients. It seems the price is determined by the packaging. I also realized that my unadulterated home-dried fruit keeps longer (shelf life) in a glass jar than the fancy stuff with additives sealed in plastic bags.  People pay as much for a small handful of nuts roasted in cottonseed oil as they could for an entire pound of raw nuts. I am shocked to see how many prepared foods and toiletries have multiple carcinogenic ingredients.
The economy is bad and manufacturers try to maintain their profit margins by cutting costs and using inferior ingredients. Smaller amounts hidden in larger packages. I was so appalled at changes, that I decided I work too hard for my money to waste it on inferior products. During hard times, health must be a priority.  You pay the grocer or you pay the doctor, but you cannot fool Mother Nature.  So, on many things, I will either spend more or do without. I realize I need to learn to make/do even more products at home.  Fortunately, it should not be too difficult.  It will save money, gas, aggravation and preserve health/sanity
[d] By: earn
Date: Mon-Feb-11-2013
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The usage of plastics were mainly

seen in the shopping time,so care must be taken to bring your own shopping

bag.Since the plastic bottles may be contaminated keep a refillable bottle

handy.Cardboard can be easily recycled than plastic whenever is possible choose

cardboard over plastic bottles and bags.Majority of plastic waste is generated

in the kitchen,so one of the best ways to reduce the packaging  waste madness is to bring your own bags and

containers and stock up on bulk foods.

Date: Mon-Jan-4-2016
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