a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives concludes that there are no "safe" plastics, thanks to all the chemicals, additives, and processing aids that go into making plastic products. Read more.
Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic chemical, should be taken out of all plastic products, especially the ones made for babies and children. If you want to make use of your microwave, use it to clean your dishrags and sponges, but not to prepare food for your family.
70% of 450 plastic items tested from Walmart and Whole foods released chemicals that acted like estrogen. Unfortunately all of the BPA-free plastic tested, released estrogenic chemicals. And that was even before they exposed the stuff to real-world conditions: simulated sunlight, dishwashing and microwaving. Sometimes the BPA-free products had even more activity than products known to contain BPA. But the positive is that this study proves that plastic can be made without leaching chemicals.
In one study, 95 percent of all plastic products tested were positive for estrogenic activity. This means they can disrupt your hormones and even alter the development of your cells, which puts infants and children at even greater risk. In this particular study, even HDPE products that were free of bisphenol-A (BPA) still tested positive for other estrogenic chemicals. Use with caution. http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/avoiding-toxins-in-plastic
injection moldings count for an important proportion of all plastics products
Fun way to up cycle plastics to teach kids that all plastic products can be used again for fun or for recycle. Making a game of stripping the used k-cups will enthrall younger boys. Moms remember that a ground coffee and honey face mask a day reduces aging due to the antioxidants in the coffee!