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