from plastic to glass containers


Plastic containers are light, convenient, easy to clean and easy to acquire (thank you, takeout!). But it’s the likelihood of toxic chemicals seeping into food, especially if the food is on the warmer side or if you’re heating in the microwave, is what I’m not so comfortable with.

And so continues the mission of eliminating plastic!

I ordered this 10-piece set of sturdy, glass containers that are microwave, freezer and dishwasher-safe for the affordable price of $20. While the glass containers must be handled with a little more care, they are stackable, safe to use and the bpa-free lids seal very tight. There’s almost no difference so the transition has been seamless.


In case you missed it, see my operation: toxic plastic elimination progress with this lunch container and these drinking straws. Who knows? Maybe you’ll see something you can get behind.

5 responses to “from plastic to glass containers”

  1. Laura says:

    I’ve been thinking about going this route lately (I am definitely a leftovers girl, so I reheat things in plastic all the time) but haven’t wanted to replace everything. You may have just given me the inspiration!

    • Jillian says:

      Oh good! I still haven’t fully replaced ALL of my plastic containers. I wanted to try the glass containers and see how I felt about them first, so I only bought the 10-piece to start. Now that I know I like it, I’ll definitely be ordering more. Little by little!

  2. Lena says:

    About two years ago, John threw away all our plastic (which made me crazy). A few weeks later, he replaced it all with glass (which made me so happy). Now I can’t imagine using plastic tupperware!

  3. angela says:

    I got several of these pyrex storage dishes. They are very handy to store leftovers. My only issue right now is the fact that I can’t find extra lids since some of ours got cracked and I had to through it away. They are wonderful!

  4. colleen says:

    there really is no difference – glass all the way!

Leave a Reply

Posted in: organization

%d bloggers like this: