When I decluttered my kitchen earlier in the month, I weeded out more of my plastic containers. I checked the recycling code (number in the triangle on the bottom of the item) and used this guide to help me decide if I wanted to keep the item. Most of the pieces of Tupperware that I own do not have a number on them, so I went to the Tupperware website where I found the following explanation for the lack of recycling codes:
Because Tupperware® products contain a lifetime guarantee and were not originally intended for recycling, they were not labeled with recycle codes. Now that the code system and recycling practices have become more widely adopted internationally, Tupperware will begin to systematically place raw material codes (recycling codes) on all products.
Tupperware provides a list of their products and the type of plastic used in each item on this page. After viewing the page, I decided to stop using some items, but feel comfortable continuing to use my Modular Mates to store my dry goods.
Each person has to decide for themselves what their comfort level is when using plastic with food. I decided to provide these links in case you, like me, were wondering what type of plastic is in your Tupperware.
Have you weeded out the plastic in your kitchen? Have you started using more glass storage containers in response to the news reports about PVC, polystyrene, and bisphenal A or are you just more careful in selecting plastic ware?