Simple Green: Don't Microwave in Plastic ... Ever

Simple Green: Don't Microwave in Plastic ... Ever

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 25, 2008

We've gotten pretty good about this over the last couple years. So good, in fact, we almost forget that some people still microwave food in plastic. Being home for Thanksgiving has reminded us.

This little post at Plenty magazine also reminded us.

Replacing our plastic containers with glass ones seems like the most obvious step, but what about all the food that comes, ready to be microwaved, in plastic bags or plastic wrap? We sometimes buy cauliflower and broccoli from Trader Joe's -- it comes in plastic with instructions on how to nuke the vegetables right in the bag.

We cut the bag open, dump the veggies into a dish and cook them. It's that easy, but every once in awhile it's almost slipped our minds.

Have you stopped microwaving in plastic entirely?

Via Plenty

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