Life Without Plastic ~ Children's 3-Piece Green Frog Stainless Steel Dish Set ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 3/29





I am so excited about this one. It always feels good to take a step in the right direction. Life without plastic is definitely a step in the right direction.

Important to me is that we start young. Our children's bodies have been exposed to far less toxins than we have. If we take the steps now to not only prevent as many of those toxins from entering their bodies, but more importantly, to teach them healthy habits that will last a lifetime, we are giving them priceless tools.

If they are exposed to healthy choices, they will make healthy choices.

I think is is so important that we start young, and that we teach them why we are making these choice. So that they will learn to think smart about the products they use.

The benefit to us, is that while we are creating healthy habits for our little ones, we are creating healthy habits for ourselves.

There is nothing that motivates my choices more than knowing it's good for my child.

IF YOU EVER READ SOMETHING AT WISHING PENNY, PLEASE READ THIS :) FOR YOU & YOUR CHILDREN :)

WHY NOT PLASTIC?

Environmental Problems
Environmentally, plastic is a growing disaster. Most plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource extracted and processed using energy-intensive techniques that destroy fragile ecosystems. Plastic packaging – especially the ubiquitous plastic bag – is an enormous source of landfill waste and is regularly eaten by numerous marine and land animals, to fatal consequences.


Health Risks
In terms of health risks, the evidence is growing that chemicals leached from plastics used in cooking and food/drink storage are harmful to human health. The most disturbing of these are hormone (endocrine) disrupters, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), which can stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Exposure to BPA at a young age can cause genetic damage, and BPA has been linked to recurrent miscarriage in women. The health risks of plastic are significantly amplified in children, whose immune and organ systems are developing and are more vulnerable. The manufacture of plastic, as well as its destruction by incineration, pollutes air, land and water and exposes workers to toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. The evidence of health risks from certain plastics is increasingly appearing in established, peer-reviewed scientific journals.


KNOW YOUR PLASTIC - PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

Plastic Types, Characteristics… Dangers

Individuals have a way to identify the type of plastic in many products, especially food storage containers and packaging. Many, but not all, such plastic products have a number – the resin identification code – molded, formed or imprinted in or on the container, often on the bottom. This system of coding was developed in 1988 by the U.S.-based Society of the Plastics Industry to facilitate the recycling of post-consumer plastics.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR EVERYDAY PLASTIC USE

You may wish to seriously consider your – and especially your children's – use of plastics numbered 1, 3, 6 and 7 (polycarbonate), all of which have been shown to leach dangerous chemicals. This does not necessarily mean the others are completely safe, just that they have been studied less to date.

So if you have to use plastic, it is safest to stick to numbers 2, 4, 5 and 7 (other than polycarbonate) whenever possible.


If an item does not have a plastic code on it, or if the type of plastic is unclear from the code (e.g., with #7, it likely will not say it is polycarbonate), your best bet is to contact the manufacturer and ask them directly what type of plastic was used to make the product.


Plastic Tips

Here are some simple tips to help you in working toward a life without plastic, or a life of safer, more informed plastic use.

o Avoid polycarbonate (#7) baby bottles and sippy cups. For baby bottles, try and use glass, polyethylene or polypropylene instead. Sippy cups made of stainless steel (e.g., Kleen Kanteen, Purica), or of polypropylene or polyethylene are safer. Be sure to check the bottle or cup to be sure of the type of plastic it contains. As for baby bottle nipples, try and use silicone which does not leach the carcinogenic nitrosamines that can be found in latex.

o If you must use polycarbonate (#7) bottles, avoid heating food and drink in the bottle. Heat it in a separate container and transfer it to the bottle once it is warm enough for the child to eat or drink. If the plastic is showing signs of wear – scratched, cloudy – discard the container.

o For drinking water, try and avoid plastic bottles. If you do use plastic bottles made from #1 or #2 plastic try not to reuse them as they are intended only for single use. One alternative is a stainless steel water bottle. For storing large quantities of water, glass and stainless steel containers are also available. If you use a #1 water bottle, try to consume the contents as soon as possible because leaching of antimony increases with time.

o Try to avoid heating foods in plastic containers, especially in the microwave oven, which can cause the plastic to degrade and leach chemicals faster. As well, leaching increases when plastic comes into contact with oily or fatty foods, or when the plastic is scratched, worn, cracked, or sticky.

o Use plastic wraps with caution, especially in the microwave, and try to keep the plastic from touching the food. Alternatives include wax paper or paper towels.

o Try and use alternatives to plastic packaging and storage containers. Cloth, paper or cardboard are possibilities for transporting groceries. Stainless steel and glass food storage containers are available.

o Avoid plastic dishes and utensils for meals. Alternatives include glass, ceramic, wood, stainless steel, and lacquer ware. Offer your child or grandchild a non-plastic dish set made of either stainless steel or wood (safely coated with a non-toxic lacquer).

These days, plastic is so omnipresent it can be difficult to imagine life without plastic. Yet, our ancestors managed just fine without it. All it takes is a little imagination, determination and discipline.


So, if I could choose a review post for all of you to actually read, it would be this one. If you could memorize the plastics which are safer to use in moderation & the plastics to always avoid, you would be taking a step in the right direction. Remember natural materials are always best for everything. Best for our bodies, best for our Earth!

Wishing you all HEALTH :)

BUY IT:

You can purchase this set and Water Bottles, Children & Baby Products, Food Storage Containers, Other Products ... Online at http://lifewithoutplastic.com/ Life Without Plastic . Com What better gift for a child than giving them a healthy alternative & it's fun having their very own dishes - remember birthdays, Easter, Christmas, even baby showers!

WIN IT!!!

One very lucky winner will win a step in the right direction for their little one - Children's 3-Piece Green Frog Stainless Steel Dish Set !!

MAIN ENTRY:

Visit Life Without Plastic and tell me another product you'd like to try

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* follow me @ Twitter & tweet this contest - RT @jamaise {GIVEAWAY} #WIN @LifeWoutPlastic http://tinyurl.com/yej69ga 3 piece childrens dish set ( 2 bonus entries)



* Re - Tweet daily for one bonus entry everyday


*follow @LifeWoutPlastic at Twitter


*fan Life Without Plastic on Facebook (2 bonus entries)


- That's 12 possible entries with a chance for 21 possible entry points!!

* Open to US entrants only


Giveaway will end on March 29th at 11 :59 am EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)


Disclaimer: Life Without Plastic provided me with a review sample and the same for one winner. These views are my own.


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Snowflake07 said...

I would also like to try their (12 oz) Klean Kanteen Bottle with Avent Adapter and Spouts.

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following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10725082844
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J.Anderson said...

The cereal bowls look awesome!
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I am a follower!
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mandala said...

I would like to try their Wide Mouth 1.2 L (40 oz) Klean Kanteen Bottle w/ Stainless Steel Loop Cap

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tawnda said...

I'd love to replace my plastic juice pitcher with the Stainless Steel Water/Juice Jug 2 L

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lace said...

I really like the Special Patio Bundle stainless steel pitcher and cups.

hollowsins said...

I would like to try the bamboo utensils in red
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valerie2350 said...

the bamboo utensils are really cute!

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renee said...

I like the Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container
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Pookeybear said...

i would love to try Set of 5 Airtight Stainless Steel Food Containers

pjkmitchell said...

I love the buddha cotton hemp bag. Gorgeous!!
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Kimberly said...

I would like to try the Bamboo Utensils with Red Woven Wrap...cool!

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Linda Kish said...

I would like to have a set of children's cereal bowls with stainless steel interior.

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wwrk said...

I would love to try the Insulated Wide Mouth 473 ml (16 oz) Klean Kanteen w/ Stainless Steel Loop Cap.

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zcb257 said...

I would like the set of 5 air tight food storage containers so I could do away with my plastic containers!

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bloomerbear said...

I would like to try the Wide Mouth Klean Kanteen Bottles

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moushka said...

I really like the Bamboo Utensils.

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Snowflake07 said...

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Jennifer said...

Japanese Bento Box made of i want to try the Cedar and Coated with Natural Lacquer

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Katrina said...

355 ml (12 oz) Klean Kanteen Bottle w/ Avent Adapter and Spouts looks nice too

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suga said...

I would like to try the Children's 4-Piece Japanese Wooden Lacquerware Set

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Allie said...

love the set of cereal bowls!

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Anissa said...

I like the Children's 5-Piece Japanese Wooden Lacquerware Set. So pretty!

shimmala said...

I'd love to try the Japanese wooden lacquerware for my girls. I'd love to get away from plastic. I've been looking for a nice child-size mug for them when they have hot chocolate, and the stainless steel ones look perfect!

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Mary A said...

I could also use the Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container. Thanks for the giveaway.
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LaRee said...

We have a couple Klean Kanteen sippies and LOVE them, I'd love to get some more!

LaRee said...

I'm a follower

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Jaime said...

I would love to try the airtight food containers
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Snowflake07 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/10902651019

Katie said...

The Water Dispenser (fustinox) 30 L (7.9 gal.) - Sansone looks great!
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billie the girl said...

the Children's 5-Piece Japanese Wooden Lacquerware Set looks really nice.
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rubymoon said...

I like the set of 4 Airtight Stainless Steel Food Storage Containers

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jennifer57 said...

Cereal Bowl with Stainless Steel Interior

Peggy said...

I would love their Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container
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Nad said...

I'd love to try their Food Storage/Lunch Box with Fold-Out Handle, 14 cm!

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I follow LifeWithoutPlastic on Twitter (nadicherie).

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wigget said...

i'd also like the Children's Cereal Bowl Set - with Stainless Steel Interior

Snowflake07 said...

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Meredith said...

I like the 7oz stainless steel children's cup.

Riyad said...

I'd Love to try the Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container! :)

Snowflake07 said...

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Amanda said...

I like the children's cereal bowls.

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yyeres said...

I would like to try the Children's 4-Piece Japanese Wooden Lacquerware Set. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

Snowflake07 said...

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Terra H. said...

I like the Bamboo Utensils with Black Woven Wrap. Thanks.
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momtoem said...

I would like to try the Bamboo Utensils with Red Woven Wrap
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Leah said...

Bamboo Utensils ... interesting and cute!
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jakiesmom said...

i like the reusable compact bag with pouch, red owl.
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Snowflake07 said...

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Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to try the Red Owls Reusable Compact Linen Bag with pouch.

Jennifer T. said...

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ohhhfire said...

i would like the Children's 5-Piece Japanese Wooden Lacquerware Set

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Snowflake07 said...

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ryan and melissa said...

I LOVE these cool give-aways because I get to learn about these awesome companies. I would love to buy lots of stuff from this company- including the Stainless Steel Hot Meal Container.
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trixx said...

The Bamboo Utensils with Red Woven Wrap is lovely as well. Thanks!

trixx said...

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Vanessa said...

I'd love to try the Bamboo Utensils!

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Huppie Mama said...

Love the Japanese Lacquered feeding sets!

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Tylerpants said...

I also like the Children's 4-Piece Japanese wooden lacquerware set. tylerpants{at}gmail.com

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sibabe64 said...

I like the Airtight Containers

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