Goodbye Tupperware, hello glass

Goodbye Tupperware, hello glass - Out with the old, in with the new

You’ve probably grown up using plastic Tupperware containers of all shapes and sizes to store food; you might remember them lining the fridge and cupboards as a child, and later used them as a parent.


No doubt Tupperware served you well, it’s lightweight, cheap and does the job effectively. 


But we’re learning more and more about the impact of plastic on our environment, our bodies, and the potential of harm to our children.

Today, we know too much about the health risks and hazards associated with plastic containers to simply ignore them – and that means it’s time to consider your alternatives. Fortunately, there are plenty.


If you haven’t already, the time to say goodbye to your Tupperware, and hello to glass, might be just around the corner. Simply put, glass is the safest option for food storage; just be sure to avoid Chinese-made products containing cadmium. Glass containers are also cheaper and more accessible today than they ever have been. 


If you don’t want to make the switch to glass but still want something safer than plastic, high-grade stainless steel or silicone will also do the trick. Neither of these materials should leach chemicals into your food.

If you’re not willing to ditch plastic food storage containers altogether, there are safer plastic options too. If you look at the bottom of your plastic food storage containers and they have a #2, #4 or #5, they’re generally recognized as safe for food and drink. If any of your containers have a #3, #6 or #7, they’re considered high-risk plastics and should be replaced immediately.


To be extra safe, don’t store acidic or greasy foods in your plastic containers, and toss them out if they’re scratched, badly worn or cloudy. Also, be sure to avoid using them in the microwave or dishwasher. 


If you do want to make the shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly food storage options, there has never been a better time to do it. Your alternatives are more affordable, effective, and accessible than ever before.


Don’t wait any longer – take the plunge and say goodbye to your Tupperware today!

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