Monday, March 19, 2012

Giving away BPA

It seems that the common first step for many people in pursuing a BPA/plastic free life is to stop using plastic leftover containers.  Rubbermaid, tupperware, whatever it is... switching to glass containers with BPA free lids is an achievable goal.  But what do you do with the old plastic set?

Mine are like new... I have a barely used, high quality set that I received from my wedding registry.  I know that someone out there would be grateful to have them.  But is it morally right to give away something that I feel is slowly poisoning me?

I can't bring myself to just throw them out... they are just too nice.  However, I don't feel good about donating them either, because of the potential health risk.  This conundrum has prevented me from actually making the change to glass, so something needs to be done soon.

A guide to your Tupperware


  1. I've ended up repurposing mine for storage/organizing some non-food items:

    They're great for nylons, jewelry, first aid stuff, and small electronics.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Anti-Hoarder! That's a great idea.