{Today’s Lunchbox} Plastic vs. Glass

by Valerie on March 8, 2011 · 8 comments

As you know Tuesdays and Fridays are a little different here at Today’s Lunchbox.  Usually I have a guest post or a weekend or travel lunchbox on those days, while Monday, Wednesday, Thursday are almost always my basic workday lunches.  Today I wanted to address one question that I get often and have wanted to address as part of my lunchbox FAQ (aka a work in progress) – why do I still use plastic containers? The biggest reason for me is weight – I walk everywhere and I often carry several containers to work or out when I am running errands on weekends, and I like the ease of plastic.  I always use BPA-free plastic containers, however.  Furthermore, I only ever pack my smoothies in glass containers – I think it keeps them cold longer and generally is easier.  Ideally, I would use glass only, but I feel ok using BPA-free plastic containers about 2/3 of the time, and my shoulder thanks me for the lighter load.  That said I have been experimenting with lunch options that lend themselves better to fewer jars so I can use more glass.

As for my containers of choice, plastic and glass:

I have yet to purchase mason jars as I get a study supply from recycling jars of things like nut butters. So yay for recycling.

And today’s lunchbox:

Lunchbox with kale, green smoothie and sundry

Have a great Tuesday!

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