How to Store Food Without Plastic
Single-use plastics, albeit convenient, are an avoidable environmental catastrophe. These single-use plastics are made mainly from fossil fuel-based chemicals and are typically meant to be disposed of after each use, sometimes lasting only a few minutes. Since we quickly use and then proceed to throw out these plastics, the impact of each zip-lock bag, each to-go container, etc. may hardly register in our minds. However, the environmental price we have to pay to maintain our plastic addictions will be extraneous for millions of years to come. The impacts of these plastics have saddening effects on our own health, our wildlife, and our oceans. Single-use plastics are most commonly used for packaging and service ware, including bottles, wrappers, straws and bags. But, there are much better and environmentally friendly ways to store food without use of these detrimental plastics!