It seems that glass baby bottles are making a comeback. Even the provincial government here in Ontario is debating this very issue. You can read the article or just Google it. If you do Google it, you’ll get about 114,000 hits.
We have about 10 plastic Avent bottles with silicone nipples, 4 Gerber ones, and 2 Evenflo glass bottles with rubber nipples. The Evenflo ones we found at Babies R Us here in town a couple of days ago, and when we went back today, they were sold out.
This issue makes you think about many things concerning plastic, and its prevalant presence in our lives. Just yesterday, I visited IKEA to purchase some glass containers to use when reheating something in the microwave. Apparently, the Tupperware or Rubbermaid products (or their competitors) leach dangerous chemicals into our food, especially when in contact with some form of heat source.
But it’s not all the plastic’s fault. The microwave emits dangerous electromagnetic pollution that will ultimately kill us too.
Everywhere you look, there is mention of toxicity.
So what do you do to avoid all this danger?
It’s very easy to say “stop using the microwave” and “don’t use the plastic food storage containers anymore”. Plastic is everywhere. It has become a big convenience factor for many households.
We personally are not plastic fans. We don’t even own many plastic toys, although we do have them since you cannot control the gift giving from various generous people. But we do have plastic food storage containers. And a microwave. So we try to keep in mind all the dangers, and avoid heating things in plastic as much as we can.
All you can do these days is remain informed, do your best to keep your own footprint on the environment in check, and try not to become obsessive and preachy. If there is one thing I tire of quickly is when the same person(s) harp on my ownership of a microwave every single time they visit my house.