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How to Store Produce Without Plastic

By Stephanie Osmanski

It’s not impossible to store produce without plastic. In fact, it’s probably healthier.

Plastic leaching is a real problem when it comes to our food. The toxic chemicals within plastic (think parabens and other nasty stuff that contributes to health issues like cancer and infertility) leach from our plastic containers and wrap and seep into our food. In turn, it makes its way into our bodies. Yuck! 

Not to mention, plastic is not a sustainable or eco-friendly material. By eliminating all kinds of plastic — especially single-use plastic — from our kitchens and everyday lives, we cut back our carbon footprints, as well as reduce our exposure to harmful toxins.

If you’ve begun the journey of buying sustainably — also known as buying without single-use plastic — then you may be wondering how you are supposed to store produce. Traditionally, people buy the plastic-wrapped groceries from the store, then throw it in the drawers of the refrigerator until it’s time to use it. Then, you cut off the plastic and use your produce accordingly. But there’s a way to do it that eliminates plastic altogether

Keep reading to find out more about storing produce without plastic!