Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Plastic-Free February: Day 2

I've been thinking a lot about my plastic-free challenge. To recap, I will be:

1: Not buying or acquiring new plastic.

2: Not cooking with plastic or storing food in plastic.

3: Minimizing all other plastic use.

The easy bit for me is #2. I don't ever microwave in plastic. (Say what you will, I believe plastic does leach while cooking in the microwave. And I just don't want to take any chances, especially with my young son. Plus it's just as easy to microwave food in a glass or ceramic container.)

I think I am going to struggle most with not buying new plastic. For breakfast, my son wanted his organic yogurt, conveniently packaged in individual portions.  Now I could just buy him yogurt from a large tub - or in keeping with the theme - I could challenge myself to make my own yogurt. Heck, Martha Stewart has a recipe. (Although you have to cover it to set in...wait for it...PLASTIC wrap!) We could also reuse the yogurt containers to make cute seed planters!

So does anyone have any recommendations for  what to do about this?

For tomorrow: Tackling our Toothbrushes.


  1. There are couple of brands (I believe, or there at least used to be) that deliver in glass???

    This is indeed a very tricky one!



  2. Hi there-

    So glad to have you on the challenge! It's definitely tough, but worth sticking with to see just how much plastic we use on a daily basis.

    For yogurt tips- check out what's Nickel Pincher has to say about making your own. It's not as tough as you think!

    - Dana from