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Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 21, 2013

My Favorite Airtight Stainless Steel Kitchen Container


(01/12/2014 Update: Life Without Plastic is offering a New Year’s discount code until January 15! Read to the bottom of this post to find the code.  The giveaway is over.  The winner is BeckyL.  Congratulations!)

Three years ago, when Jay and Chantal from the online store Life Without Plastic sent me a sample of their new HUGE rectangular airtight stainless steel freezer container to review on this blog, I couldn’t think of anything I would use it for.  They touted the container as useful for freezing large quantities of produce prior to canning because the silicone seal will keep veggies and fruits from getting freezer burn.

The thing holds over a GALLON (over 4 litres), but since we have year-round farmers markets in the SF Bay Area (reducing the need to preserve large quantities of produce for the winter), I didn’t have (or didn’t think I had) a gallon of anything to put in it.

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December 19, 2013

Can Beeswax Cloth Wraps Replace Plastic Cling Wrap?


A few weeks ago, blog reader Sandy Lansdale posted a question in the Discussion Forum:

I would love to hear how this beeswax wrap works if anyone has tried it.  Does it keep food well?  How long does one wrap last?  Has anyone bought from this site –



Well, Sandy, as it happens, I did try three different beeswax cloth wraps all the way back in January of this year and meant to write a review of them at the time.  But, to be honest, I was less than enthused, and when I’m not excited about something, it’s hard for me to write about it.  (Which is why, by the way, I haven’t written a holiday post.  Just not my thing.)  Still, lots of people have asked me this question, and I know there are quite a few people who are fans of these products, and I myself mentioned their existence in my book, Plastic-Free.  So here goes, but first:

BIG DISCLAIMER: I have a VERY Sensitive

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December 2, 2013

Plastic-Free EcoEtsy Holiday Gift Give-Away


12/20/2013 Update:  Thanks for participating. The Giveaway is over, and the winners have been notified.  You can find who won at the end of this post.

EcoEtsy is giving away 7 different holiday gifts to 7 different readers of My Plastic-Free Life.  They are also offering holiday discounts.  Please read the full post in order to enter the drawing.

Cory Trusty, whom you might remember from my September 9 post, is the owner of Aquarian Bath and offers many plastic-free personal care products in plastic-free shipping materials.

Cory is also a member of Team EcoEtsy, a global team of eco-minded Etsy sellers, whose mission is dedicated to protecting our planet by utilizing methods to reduce carbon footprints in managing their businesses in the most eco-friendly manner.  Many members offer plastic-free items and ship their packages without plastic, either by default or upon request.

Seven EcoEtsy team members have donated prizes to … Read the rest