What is greener today than these green ones? As the planet is suffering from global warming, more and more people are increasingly concerned about avoiding their participation in non-recyclables in landfills. So yes, it's not just hip and green. This is a need that must be addressed quickly.
Going green can start from your kitchen. If you spend a few minutes checking your kitchen utensils, you will find that you have so many plastic containers. In your refrigerator can be yogurt containers, milk pot, plastic wrapped meat. You may also find your pasta stored in a clean container or dog food in another plastic bottle. With so many plastic containers, how do you go green?
First, you must be aware that plastics are recyclable. This may not be easy to recycle, but that's what recycling companies are worried about. However, not all of these plastic containers are accepted by recycling companies.
Plastic users like us should be aware that there are different types of plastic materials used for different types of goods, including plastic containers. These types of plastics are distinguished and marked by numbers printed on the bottom of the container. Numbers indicate plastic resin identification codes.
Here are some suggestions on how to better handle your plastic containers so that they are safe for you and your family to use.
When you have to buy a plastic storage, go with a high-quality food storage container. These will last for years, and this is a sufficient reason not to fill the landfill with a one-time use.
Fat foods such as meat and cheese, especially when hot, should not be stored in plastic storage or plastic packaging. These types of foods may contribute to the transfer of plastic toxins.
When cleaning reusable plastic containers, use non-abrasive soap. And do it with your hand. Dishwashers and other detergents can scratch plastic, which can encourage bacteria to stay.
Do not microwave foods in disposable containers such as yogurt tubs or takeaway bowls. They may melt or warp, and may transfer harmful chemicals into the food.
For safety, do not use microwave-safe plastic containers in microwave ovens. A microwave-heatable label means that the plastic does not melt or decompose when used in a microwave. But it does not guarantee that it will not be dipped in food chemicals.
Get rid of your old plastic containers. Especially when you see them being badly scratched, this is an obvious sign that you should stop using it to store food. However, you can still use containers to store non-food items.
You would say you're going green now, do you know how easy it is to start it just with your plastic container?