I have been using the Wrap-N-Mat for three years now. I originally bought these because I wanted an environmentally-friendly alternative wrapper to baggies for sandwiches. A friend recommended these as a green substitute for ziploc bags and I ordered three. At the time, there were only a few fabric choices, so I ended up with three green Wrap-N-Mats.
This advertisement for wrap-n-mats shows how they work. Notice the green color – it must have been their original choice! Continue reading “Review of Wrap-N-Mat”
Before my six year old daughter Ari was born, I had already started to “go green” (although I’m not sure I would’ve known that term then). I used cloth diapers and made her food at home rather than buy it, but there also was a lot I didn’t know. With the birth of my second daughter I made a lot of changes. One of those changes was in how I cleaned.
Continue reading “Healthy Kids…Got Germs?”
Do you use any of these items: plastic drinking containers, cans, bottle caps, plastic cutlery, plastic food storage containers, toys, water pipes? Do you have dental sealants, fillings, or wear eyeglasses? If so, chances are good that BPA (bisphenol A) is part of your life. BPA is used to produce some plastics and epoxy resins. It seems to be in nearly everything plastic in our lives. But BPA can lurk elsewhere too.
BPA is also in printer ink, newspapers and some receipts, which means it ends up in recycled paper. Recycled paper is used from in everything from cardboard to paper towels to food containers. Even if you are consciously trying to remove plastic from your household, the chances are good that BPA is entering your house in some way. Continue reading “Is Plastic Killing You?”