Using heat and soap on plastics can cause dangerous chemicals to leach into food. The effects seem most severe in small children. Concerned parent Jenny Rask went on a mission to replace all the plastics in her kids' lives and has some plastics alternatives for children and adults alike. Here is a list of the plastics-free resources she mentioned.
She recommends using Universal Lids instead of Saran Wrap. Biodegradable cornstarch bags are a great alternative to garbage bags.
Her company is called WoollyM and she has a blog that serves as a reference guide to finding alternatives to wasteful and toxic products. She also speaks to kids, families and schools about waste-free lunches.
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