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October 04, 2007

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The Not Quite Crunchy Parent

Terrific information. I hadn't considered that! BTW - In general, store brands are made by whatever company makes the brand name product the store carries. It's kind of a trade off...the brand name company makes more or less no money off the "Kirkland" brand but gets to make money on their branded product....not sure what brand plastic wrap Costco carries....

Mefuza

Thanks for the information. Good to consider.

Anna Martin

Thanks for the plastic wrap info. I must admit that I'm not the best when it comes to lifting the plastic off of my food when it's in the mircowave.

What are the risks if I were to use one of those hard plastic covers (that go over your plate)?
On one hand you don't have to deal with plastic wrap, nor do you have to buy plastic wrap for this purpose,
however...
on the other hand this plastic hard cover might be toxic anyway.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Mindful Momma

Good question Anna. I haven't read anything about the hard plastic covers but my guess is that it would be better than plastic wrap. See if there is a recycling code on the cover. The types of plastics that are known to leach potentially bad chemicals into food and drinks are #3, #6 and #7.

Anna Hackman

I would really be curious about whether microwave covers are safe because I went to look at mine and there is not a number on it. It is dated 1986! I tried to see if anyone has spoken about this but all I see is info saying don't use plastic period.

In my search, I did see this great pdf file from checnet.org on some of the different plastic products out there and which numbers they are. (dated 2001)

Curiously, they distinguished saran wrap into saran wrap with cling plus (#4)and saran classic, the later being pvc. I have no idea if they still carry different saran wraps anymore. Does anyone know?

Great post, mindful momma. Even though you might think this is boring I found it very useful information!

http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/pdf/plasticchart.pdf

anna www.green-talk.com

MollyB

Thanks for the info! I'd never thought of using paper towels instead of plastic wrap in the microwave - not that I should be using the microwave ...

kendra vogt

Some safe alternatives to plastic wrap are butcher paper, waxed paper and cellulose bags

2 player flash games

Terrific information. I hadn't considered that! BTW - In general, store brands are made by whatever company makes the brand name product the store carries. It's kind of a trade off...the brand name company makes more or less no money off the "Kirkland" brand but gets to make money on their branded product....not sure what brand plastic wrap Costco carries....
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