Except perhaps, getting cancer and dying.

We have been following the lead of some of our friends in trying to minimize our use of plastics, especially when it comes to food storage and preparation.

I’m not smart enough to explain all the whys and harmful effects but long story short, it leaches into your food and can cause cancer, fertility issues and other nasty problems (not to mention the environmental impact). Especially heinous are plastic wraps and food containers not meant for reuse (i.e. putting leftovers in old margarine containers).

Here is a really interesting CBC radio report and here is a helpful website.