Thursday, October 14, 2010

Green Tips: Say No to Plastic Wrap


Next time you run out of plastic wrap in your kitchen, don’t replace it. Any product which is made from petroleum-based plastics and is intended to be thrown away after a single use should be ringing some serious alarm bells for us all at this point, and plastic wrap is among the worst of these products, both for your health and for the environment. Plastic wrap manufacturers generally add in softening chemicals called phthalates, which are known to cause hormonal disruption and developmental problems, and have been found to drift into food. You can get by very easily without plastic wrap, say no to plastic wrap and opt to use aluminum foil and reusable containers instead.


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