My Plastic-free Life - Forum: Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/ Simple:Press Version 5.7.1 Beth Terry on How to Freeze Meat - Plastic-free?? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/how-to-freeze-meat-plastic-free/#p1733 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/how-to-freeze-meat-plastic-free/#p1733 I use airtight stainless steel containers from Life Without Plastic. http://www.lifewithoutplastic......ectangular airtight stainless

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:17:16 -0700
blow-in on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/page-2/#p1732 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/page-2/#p1732 https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/kambrook-15l-bpa-free-glass-kettle-kke760clr?CAWELAID=620013790000401671&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=21711629366&CATCI=pla-138244160486&gclid=COWC_cvioM8CFYGVvAod-nYBJQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CIak08zioM8CFcEavAodLaYCew

 

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:27:50 -0700
amanjot on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1731 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1731 I've been searching this thread & many on Amazon in my goal of finding a plastic free kettle. My wife found one, it's the Secura Electric Water Kettle. Been using this daily for a few months now. It holds 1.7 Liter/ 1.8 Quart & bring water to a boil very quickly. Pours great & no rust issues at all. Never noticed any odd taste with the water. The electric cord is very generous at 2 feet 11 inches & you can wrap the excess you don’t need under the base.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:34:27 -0700
Bob on Spray Bottles http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1729 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1729 Coolrunner Small Glass Potted Spray Bottle Pot Copper Watering Pot Retro Gardening Tool Succulents https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FVWCWY8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DE7XxbVMCZKKF

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:12:47 -0700
Joy on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1724 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1724 http://www.chantal.com/stainle.....ettle.html

Such a pretty ekettle and it has a plastic free interior!

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:58:17 -0700
Vivienne on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1722 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1722 You might consider Le Parfait glass jars (or similar brands?)

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:50:52 -0700
veevee123 on development of 201 stainless steel http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/development-of-201-stainless-steel/#p1721 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/development-of-201-stainless-steel/#p1721 200 series stainless steel in World War II, as a substitute for 300 series stainless steel in the United States developed the first success. At that time, due to the war, as a strategic material is a nickel each of the countries concerned to strictly control, a serious shortage of US nickel supply. In order to solve the serious shortage of nickel supply, the production and supply of stainless steel, the United States developed this generation of nickel-manganese austenitic stainless steel new series.stainless steel sheet supplier

After World War II, the United States of nickel supply situation gradually improved, therefore, 300 series stainless steel production is no longer constrained by tight raw materials, thus 200 series no longer be a big development. Several took part in the development of 200 series stainless steel Indians, returned to India after India is a relatively abundant resource of manganese, nickel and lack of resources national conditions, it will be brought back to the United States in the development of 200 series stainless steel varieties in India.stainless steel strips suppliers

200 series stainless steel applications so successful in India, due to the possible alternative to 304 stainless steel in certain applications. Most of the 200 series stainless steel sold in the Chinese market is almost no control in accordance with GB sulfur, carbon content, manganese (and nitrogen) to replace part or all of the nickel to produce a lower nickel content of austenitic stainless steel.Type 302 304 Stainless Steel Wire

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:30:15 -0700
katieincognito on How to Freeze Meat - Plastic-free?? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/how-to-freeze-meat-plastic-free/#p1720 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/how-to-freeze-meat-plastic-free/#p1720 Hi All, 

 

I'm looking for some methods of freezing individual portions of raw meat, without the use of plastic, for long periods of time (3+ months) without freezer burn. 

 

I've seen a few boards where people speculate how to do this but very few people stating they do this with success. 

 

Any recommendations that you have tried and actually work well? 

 

Thank you!

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:40:39 -0700
Lori on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1719 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1719 Hi All, I read to the bottom expecting to see this link to a recipe for the quantities of beeswax, jojoba & rosin. Happy to share:
http://www.mommypotamus.com/di.....food-wrap/

Hope it's what you all needed Smile

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:28:15 -0700
Rowan on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1715 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1715 It looks like they only have steel containers and glass containers with steel lids

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Mon, 23 May 2016 04:20:41 -0700
Beth Terry on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1714 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1714 Life Without Plastic offers lots of glass options. Have you looked there? http://lifewithoutplastic.com

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Wed, 18 May 2016 06:45:56 -0700
Rowan on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1713 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/foodwater-storage-with-steel-allergy/#p1713 Me, my sister, and my mom are all allergic to steel, usually causing a rash from extended skin contact like from jewelry. My mom, however, has Crohn's disease, so she much more sensitive, leaving her with gastrointestinal upsets and over-sensitivity to the metallic taste it leaves in food/water (the taste thing is also true for aluminum bottles). This includes even surgical grade steel. Also, because of her Crohn's, my mom has a plastic sensitivity.

In short I'm looking for food and water storage solutions that don't include plastic, steel, or aluminum (really any metal that can leave a taste).

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Tue, 17 May 2016 20:08:44 -0700
magnolia on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1712 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1712 Ditto, I'd love to know if anyone has had success with ratios? Thanks

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Thu, 12 May 2016 20:36:13 -0700
Katracha on plastic free showerheads,plastic free water http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/plastic-free-showerheadsplastic-free-water/#p1711 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/plastic-free-showerheadsplastic-free-water/#p1711 Does anybody know of any plastic free showerheads I have a fabric curtain and moved into my new apt this month and the showerhead is old and rusty and plastic. I read how bad plastic is running on hot water is and am looking for an environmental friendly plastic free showerhead. Anybody know of any they show plenty on amazon but then customers says its a lie its plastic cab anyone help me out here? Also plastic free water what do you do for water all the filteration systems are made of plastic and if it isnt the filters are plastic any advice ? Besides calling the county and asking for the water quality?

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:04:53 -0700
Dylan on Best Yogurt Makers? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/best-yogurt-makers/#p1709 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/best-yogurt-makers/#p1709 I use my Instant Pot to make yogurt. The insert is stainless steel, sometimes I make the yogurt right inside the insert and sometimes I put glass jars inside it.

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:25:50 -0700
MeganF on Best Yogurt Makers? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/best-yogurt-makers/#p1708 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/best-yogurt-makers/#p1708 Don't worry about the plastic material, it's sturdy enough to last for ever. I believe that electronic part will start malfunctioning before the plastic wears out.

I believe that Cuisinart is one of the best brands when it comes to yogurt makers.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:25:24 -0700
Noah on Alternatives to glow Sticks? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/alternatives-to-glow-sticks/#p1707 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/alternatives-to-glow-sticks/#p1707 Could biodegradable plastic be a more environmental friendly alternative for making glow sticks?

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:49:03 -0700
Ros on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1706 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1706 Hi all, I have also been looking to get the ratios for jojoba oil and tree resin to bees wax - either it is a closely held secret or no one has yet tried with more than bees wax. Did you have any success Laura?

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:07:38 -0700
Court on Bamboo Toothbrushes http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/bamboo-toothbrushes/#p1705 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/bamboo-toothbrushes/#p1705 Late reply, but there is a silicone electric toothbrush. Not the best, but I know some people here use silicone feminine products. It's called the Forreo Issa. (They also have a silicone version of a "clairsonic" type face brush). I personally don't think I'll get one as it's expensive, 199$. It supposedly has a 10-year warranty and replacement brush heads aren't bad, only 25$. I like that the company is cruelty free.

Logical Harmony has a review on it.

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:08:34 -0700
Kayvee on Microwave Splatter Cover http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/microwave-splatter-cover/#p1704 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/microwave-splatter-cover/#p1704 I was looking to replace my plastic microwave cover. I did a search and found these

These covers are made of glass with a silicone handle on top.

http://amzn.to/1TJfJSc

And this is the "tall" version

http://amzn.to/220NQG6

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:42:40 -0800
Laura on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1703 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1703 Hi there, I recently started making my own wraps using just cotton and beeswax.... I have looked at those that are sold online and noticed they all use jojoba oil, tree resin, etc.... I found this group conversation and was wondering (hoping) you may have discovered the perfect recipe/ratios and may be happy to share your knowledge. 

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:46:19 -0800
Dylan on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1695 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/any-electric-kettles-with-plastic-free-interior/#p1695

wally jasper said
I just bought an Aroma Simply Stainless electric kettle AWK 321. The interior of lid was certainly metal. I tapped it and there was no question it was metal. (I wonder if the factories in China skimped and painted plastic on certain lines of this product, since I don't doubt the reports of other folks who experienced this.)

Factories don't "skimp," they manufacture products made to the specs of the company.  If you have issues with the product, the burden is on the owner of the product, not the factory, and certainly not the entire country of China!  It's unfortunate that the lifestyle-ist movements like "eco-ism" have spawned so much sinophobia.  I seriously doubt China would now be the #1 economy in the world if their massive  productive base was ignoring orders and going rogue in manufacturing products to their own "specs."

I own an Aroma electric, it has a plastic handle and the electric base and cord are plastic, but the interior is stainless. It's a great product. I hope it was made in China, I have no qualms about supporting the CPC.

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:19:09 -0800
Beth Terry on miso in glass? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/miso-in-glass/#p1694 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/miso-in-glass/#p1694 Also, I found this one at my local Whole Foods Market:

 

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:08:05 -0800
Hailbop on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1693 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/waxed-cloth-replacement-for-plastic-wrap/page-2/#p1693 Hello there cloth wrap makers. I know this thread is a few months from last post, but I just started playing with beeswax wraps and am wondering if anyone ever experimented with ratios and recipes or techniques for adding the other ingredients. If so, I would love to hear. 

Or, if anyone is still interested, reply and I will post my findings here.....

Happy beeswaxing!

H

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:50:37 -0800
Anne on miso in glass? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/miso-in-glass/#p1692 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/miso-in-glass/#p1692 Not sure, where you are located but in vancouver, BC. The soap dispensary on main street sells it in bulk. They have Amano organic Brand, only stock (red) aka and shiro (white) miso.

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:55:15 -0800
Anne on Plastic free toilet paper http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/plastic-free-toilet-paper/#p1690 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/plastic-free-toilet-paper/#p1690  I used to fall for anything made out of bamboo, think it was one of the great alternative to plastic but i think more research need to be done as it turns out the preservation of bamboo, once cut and to turn it into fibers requires some heavy chemicals. 

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:24:02 -0800
Beth Terry on Spray Bottles http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1689 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1689 I buy it in a glass bottle. I'm thinking about learning how to make it this year so I don't even have that bit of recycling waste! If I do, I'll blog about it here.

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:21:29 -0800
Beth Terry on Alternative to Plastic Bags When Buying Produce?? http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/alternative-to-plastic-bags-when-buying-produce/#p1688 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/alternative-to-plastic-bags-when-buying-produce/#p1688 So cool. I finally have time to sit down and write a blog post today, and I'm going to write about a few of my own recent DIY solutions. Yours are great and very resourceful!

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:20:16 -0800
volcanicprncess on Yogurt- where to buy plastic free starter http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/yogurt-where-to-buy-plastic-free-starter/#p1685 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/yogurt-where-to-buy-plastic-free-starter/#p1685 You can also post an "in search of" want ad on Craigslist to see if anyone in your area is willing to give you some of their homemade yogurt as a starter.

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:10:32 -0800
Dylan on Spray Bottles http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1684 Plastic-free Alternatives http://myplasticfreelife.com/forum/plastic-free-alternatives/spray-bottles/page-2/#p1684

Beth Terry said
I have to agree with Sam.  I don't think I would go out and buy a new bottle to store cleaning fluid.  The only reason I use a glass bottle is that the vinegar comes in glass anyway, so I end up having them in the house.  And yes, aluminum is always lined with plastic.

Do you buy a new glass bottle of vinegar when you run out or do you keep  the large gallon sized containers of vinegar around?  I'm using so much more vinegar than I used to since doing this zero waste/no plastic thing that I ended up buying one of the gallon containers for refilling. And since I uncluttered my kitchen, I've got cabinet space to store it.  I don't know if Oakland recycles these things, but I'll throw it in the gray bin when I'm done with it.

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