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Subject: New here...saw post about no plastic
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Since being dx with breast cancer two years ago, I've turned my kitchen around. Plastics are nearly gone. I drink from aluminum bottles. They are the best for hot and cold drinks. I use aluminum foil to wrap food and then put it in plastic to freeze. Waxed paper is a go, too.

My lunch is heavy. I found a cool website that has aluminum containers, etc. for my food. But, I still use glass, too. My friends laugh at me because sometimes I come into the lunchroom needing a wagon. (I'm an elementary teacher, so I can get by with it.)

Rarely eat out....cook from scratch.

Any other bc survivors out there?


Date Posted: 4/12/2009 2:30 PM ET
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what is the site for those containers?? i love aluminum!

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 9:46 PM ET
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my aunt is a breast cancer survivor and I am very proud of her for fighting her way through it. Good job to you too, you deserve a pat on the back.

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 5:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2009
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I don't know about the reusable aluminum containers, but To Go Ware makes stainless steel ones.

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 5:15 PM ET
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I don't trust aluminim.  It was being eyed in alzhimer's for a while, and I don't know if that's been disproven.

We are switching mainly to glass b/c it's clear so things don't get lost in the fridge.  It is heavy, but it's also microwavable, which is sometimes important for our lunches.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 2:00 AM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2009
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So where do you buy glass items?  I've been moving plastic out and am having trouble finding glass drinking pitchers and glass containers for storing things in the fridge.  My best luck so far as been at thrift stores... 

Curious where you folks are buying your green containers?


Date Posted: 6/24/2009 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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Love this site! www.reusablebags.com/

Date Posted: 6/27/2009 12:34 PM ET
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Thanks for posting that site, Sara. It's great!
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 9:06 PM ET
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Pyrex makes great storage containers.  I put some leftovers from dinner in one small bowl each night and my husband grabs it before going to work the next day.

Pyrex can be found many places, but they can also be found at Amazon.

Last Edited on: 7/17/09 9:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 1