I love using my Pyrex flea market finds for storing foodstuffs in the fridge. Aside from the eco upsides, I derive the added benefit of not having plastic of any sort — baggies or containers, touching, and possibly leaching into my food. (Plastic # 7 can leach Bisphenol A — BPA, a hormone disrupter.) Lidded glass containers such as those pictured below are especially good for salads, fruits and veggies.
A great way to be kind to your body, planet and wallet — search your mom’s upper shelves of her kitchen cupboards for reusable glass containers, or seek them out at tag sales, flea markets, e-bay or etsy.
If you happen to be looking for a nice, practical gift for an upcoming bridal shower or birthday, check out these Anchor Hocking glass storage dish options. Added perk — with such clarity, it’s easy to see just what’s under the lid in that fridge. find @ freemarketorganics.com
Related: previously on altCon,
(4.7.08) preserve and feel good about it
(10.25.08) the remains
(10.17.08) healthykitchenware food carrier – no more plastic
(8.12.08) etsy – the convertible sandwich wrap