My Plastic-free Life - All Forums Simple:Press Version 5.7.1 Beth Terry on Neighbours putting their garbage on my curb Miscellaneous Put a note explaining why you have so little trash and how they can do the same! And yes, tell them not to dump in your bin. ☺

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:29:07 -0700
Beth Terry on How to Freeze Meat - Plastic-free?? Plastic-free Alternatives I use airtight stainless steel containers from Life Without Plastic. http://www.lifewithoutplastic......ectangular airtight stainless

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:17:16 -0700
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:27:50 -0700
amanjot on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? Plastic-free Alternatives 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.


Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:34:27 -0700
Bob on Spray Bottles Plastic-free Alternatives Coolrunner Small Glass Potted Spray Bottle Pot Copper Watering Pot Retro Gardening Tool Succulents

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:12:47 -0700
kapoorplastics on What is the Diffrance between polycabonate sheets and acrylic sheets? Miscellaneous What are the basic differences of acrylic sheets (cell cast and extruded) and polycarbonate sheets (used in domelights and skylights etc.)?
A clearer distinction between both two and further elaboration on the topic is appreciated. Thanks All!

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:55:00 -0700
Joy on Any electric kettles with plastic free interior? Plastic-free Alternatives

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

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:58:17 -0700
Val from Toronto on Neighbours putting their garbage on my curb Miscellaneous I was hoping that my reasonably successful efforts to reduce the garbage my family and I send to land fill via our curb side pickup might get noticed by neighbours and generate some positive influence. But it seems that while it has been noticed it is only as an opportunity to put their garbage overflow onto our curb.In my Ontario town we have a 4-bag limit for "black" garbage which is collected every 2 weeks...we seldom have anywhere near that for our 4 person family any more. I was probably too obliging when asked the odd time in the past to take a neighbour's extra garbage ("it's ok, we only have 1 bag this time!") so now they don't even ask anymore. I know this isn't a manners column so I will get back to the trash part of the issue. I am now enabling people to create even more waste by letting them do this!!!! Should I put a note on my bin asking them to stop or at least ask me about my trash-free tips? Am I a pushover? - garbage dump girl

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:14:29 -0700
Vivienne on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? Plastic-free Alternatives You might consider Le Parfait glass jars (or similar brands?)

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:50:52 -0700
veevee123 on development of 201 stainless steel Plastic-free Alternatives 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

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:30:15 -0700
katieincognito on How to Freeze Meat - Plastic-free?? Plastic-free Alternatives 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!

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:40:39 -0700
Lori on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) Plastic-free Alternatives 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:

Hope it's what you all needed Smile

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:28:15 -0700
dorothee on Animal fat in plastic bags Legislative Actions Thanks a lot !

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:44:20 -0700
Beth Terry on Animal fat in plastic bags Legislative Actions It seems like it is. Here are a couple of links: 21 Fats and Oils from Animals.pdf

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:40:41 -0700
dorothee on Animal fat in plastic bags Legislative Actions Hello,

As you may know I am doing Environmental Illustrations with the I Spy A Bag project on FB, instagram & twitter. 

I am in NYC and currently drawing posts about plastic bags as the 5¢ fee bill just passed in the city but is in danger with a preemption bill in the senate. 

I wanted to do something about the composition of plastic bags but the only info I found are dated of 2010.

Do you know if animal fat is still used to manufacture plastic bags?

-I apologize if this topic has been discussed already -

Thank you so much for your work !


Mon, 23 May 2016 05:53:55 -0700
Rowan on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? Plastic-free Alternatives It looks like they only have steel containers and glass containers with steel lids

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:20:41 -0700
Beth Terry on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? Plastic-free Alternatives Life Without Plastic offers lots of glass options. Have you looked there?

Wed, 18 May 2016 06:45:56 -0700
Rowan on Food/Water Storage with Steel Allergy? Plastic-free Alternatives 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).

Tue, 17 May 2016 20:08:44 -0700
magnolia on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) Plastic-free Alternatives Ditto, I'd love to know if anyone has had success with ratios? Thanks

Thu, 12 May 2016 20:36:13 -0700
Katracha on plastic free showerheads,plastic free water Plastic-free Alternatives 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?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:04:53 -0700
marion on Eco Vegan Toothbrush website Useful Web Sites, Blogs, & Resources hello beth, hello folks, i thought you might like to know about my site

cheers from marion

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:16:29 -0700
Dylan on Best Yogurt Makers? Plastic-free Alternatives 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.

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 23:25:50 -0700
MeganF on Best Yogurt Makers? Plastic-free Alternatives 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.

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:25:24 -0700
Noah on Alternatives to glow Sticks? Plastic-free Alternatives Could biodegradable plastic be a more environmental friendly alternative for making glow sticks?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:49:03 -0700
Ros on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) Plastic-free Alternatives 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?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 06:07:38 -0700
Court on Bamboo Toothbrushes Plastic-free Alternatives 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.

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:08:34 -0700
Kayvee on Microwave Splatter Cover Plastic-free Alternatives 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.

And this is the "tall" version

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:42:40 -0800
Laura on waxed cloth (replacement for plastic wrap) Plastic-free Alternatives 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. 

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:46:19 -0800
smurf_goddess on Zero Waste Boxes from Terra Cycle Business Success Stories Beth Terry has mentioned Terra Cycle on the blog, so I am not sure if you all have seen this. They introduced new Zero Waste boxes so that if you want to, you can pay to send them your leftover plastic that you just can't get away from. This one is promising, but also the one for bathroom waste for things like dental floss containers. http://zerowasteboxes.terracyc.....aste-boxes

I have a few things that I am not ready to give up, but I would be willing to send the plastic to be recycled. For example, my cat's food bag. There are also bins to collect bottle caps, tooth brush waste, etc. that are free if you can get others to get on board.

I know it isn't perfect, but if you put a monetary cost to trash, that is also incentive to stop accepting it.

What do you think?

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:34:36 -0800
SVen on Bulk Fresh Pantry not so fresh? Rant, Rant, Rant! You need to find a food co-op. I belong to a student Eco food co-op and honestly, although things are slightly more expensive than the shops, it's got a huge turn over (so no stale or old things) plus I honestly can't buy it much cheaper even straight from the supplier. Plus they source as many things locally as possible. 

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:52:36 -0800