“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10: 31
The key thing in our kitchens is to stop using single use plastic
However we still are left with a lot of plastic items which will eventually break and end up in the garbage. Sadly only 14% of plastic is recycled, and even if you put it in a recycling bin, there is no guarantee that it actually will be recycled. The problem is that it is cheaper to produce an item from virgin plastic than from recycled. Globally 6% of oil sales now go to producing plastic so we are facing a huge oil lobby promoting sales of plastic
- Avoid the bargain plastic items
Cheap plastic containers or kitchen items are not cheap on the planet. They crack or break quickly. If you are purchasing a plastic item , for instance children’s drinking cups, buy the best quality you can, it will last longer, save you money in the long run and be less damaging to the environment.
- Replace with wood, glass or metal when it breaks
When an item needs to be replaced – recycle it first, then hunt around for a replacement which is not plastic. You will find many kitchen items can now be bought made from non plastic materials.