Recently I was at a soccer game (kids) and two of the moms behind me were talking about their purchasing habits and natural resources. They were discussing no longer buying canned goods because of the use of natural resources. Instead they were making large batches of things like beans and then freezing them in can sized increments. That conversation seemed a little extreme to me and then I realized that I do the same thing though I did not label it as they did.... So how extreme are your ecological goals? Do you have ideas that might help others conserve energy? Resources? save Money?
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With increasing pressure of not using plastic... what containers do you use to freeze your food?
I do use plastic, but we do not reheat in them and I reuse them. It is when they are too warm that most of the chemicals start to leach out of them. I also use quite a few Corning bowl with snap on lids. The lids are plastic but remove for heating.
What I mean about increasing pressures is that with plastic is it about it getting back into the food web once you toss it out. It never really degrades and it is causing a lot of environmental issues with the bottom layer of our food pyramid.
I reuse the plastic containers until they are unusable and then recycle them. All of the containers I buy are recyclable.
not saying YOU... but there are mountains of plastic that float on the oceans... fill landfills, etc.
You can freeze in canning jars too. Be sure to leave at least an inch and half for expansion. I have a friend who makes soup and freezes it this way. Her family loves her homemade soups from her garden.
while gardening is somewhat radical if you have never gardened... what other ideas might you consider a radical change to approaching ecology?
Crossbreeding and cloning different strains of things to improve yield and resistance to infection. Also, genetic modification in corn based products that ultimately reduce sperm count. I mean when I saw that I was like whaaaaat?