It’s Your Choice


It used to be that the worst kind of plastic was the kind Granny wrapped around her sofa.

These days, though, it’s hard to know for sure what the health impacts of our household plastics are, but we keep hearing enough ‘things that make you go hmm’ to reconsider some of what we thought were domestic life-savers.

Consider everything in your kitchen that is plastic: the baby’s bottle, the heat-sensitive spoon, the cutting boards, food storage containers, plastic wrap, yogurt and applesauce packages (and that’s just a start). Now consider this: when you heat your child’s mac & cheese in a plastic storage container in the microwave, the combination of hot fatty cheese and plastic is lethal. According to our sources, most chemicals that leach from plastic love fat, and the high temperatures speed up the leaching process into the fat that’s in the food.

So, just in case you want to play it safe, we got some tips from Roz Heintzman, Contributing Editor at Green Living Magazine, on how to make some easy switches from that plastic landfill you have at home.


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