plastics safety Q&A

I found a Plastics Q&A from the Green Guide helpful in sorting out the confusing world of household (and specifically kitchen) plastics.  Among the topics covered:

  • Q: Which plastic containers contain bisphenol A (BPA)?  A: Those that say “#7 PC” in the recycling triangle.
  • Q: Do Brita filters leach harmful chemicals?  A: The short answer is no.
  • Q: Is it safe to heat food in plastic?  A: Better to use glass or ceramic in microwave or heat on the stove.
  • Q: Is it safe to use a #3 plastic to store water in the fridge?  A: No!  #3 means it’s made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

For more on these and more Q&A about Everyday Sustainable plastics, read on here.

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