Glass vs Plastic: Time to get serious
Benefits of glass
Glass doesn’t come with a warning label. It doesn’t come with special instructions. Glass does not leech harmful hormonal toxins into its contents, or add to the toxic legacy our bodies place upon our unsuspecting children like plastic does. Why would you trust the healthy food you put inside your body with plastic?
Glass is and always will be what your grandmother uses. Have you ever heard the rule, “don’t consume anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize”? Well the rule should be applied to every aspect of life, including what your food is being put into.
What are you
waiting paying for?
What’s the point in spending all those pretty pennies on organic vegetables and free range chickens? Especially if you plan to just throw it into a container that will leak harmful toxins into your food, stain the container, and contain questionable plastics that haven’t been marked as recyclable?
Not only does glass look more attractive on the kitchen table with your favorite dish inside, it can be used in the oven, microwave, left in the fridge, and frozen; all without fear of chemicals or any damage done.
Nobody likes a tourist
Corporations have us trained to believe plastic is smart. Glass is a resource that can be recycled, upcycled, and used over and over again. It has the ability to be recycled for 40% less energy than manufacturing new glass. That is pretty cool considering plastic takes a much longer process (sorted, melted into pellets, and then can be used again) and that is if it even makes it to the recycling depot.
Glass is the real deal when it comes to being eco-conscious
It’s time to get tough on plastic. If you want to better understand why the production and disposal of plastic has such a negative effect on our world check out this book; “Recycling Plastic (Waste Control)“. Written by Joy Palmer, it illustrates these issues and more!