Although it is very hard to avoid living with plastic, its important to understand its impact on our health. When you consider the chemicals in plastic, you should also note they are released while being used and heated.
Plastic has its place, but not as much as we have given it. It's a wonderfully versatile compound that works well and with many uses. Styrofoam takeout containers pose an issue too. So my advice is cut down exposure whenever possible. I opt for glass or stainless steel reusables in the kitchen wherever possible. I rather wrap sandwiches in parchment which keeps sandwiches from drying out. I like cloth lunch bags that wash clean in the laundry. Bamboo utensils and stainless steel snack containers are great options too. These alternative products are easily available.
Lastly, I transfer products to my preferred storage containers when I get them home such as with milk, juice and cereals. There are so many fun storage containers on the market that will add style to your kitchen and pantry without breaking the budget. I say, take advantage of the green home options available and have fun being proactive!
Sources: SimplyPure Water Purification System, DrinkYourGreensandMinerals.com; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, epa.gov; United Nations Environment Programme, unep.org; Healthy Child Healthy World, HealthyChild.org; Our Stolen Future, OurStolenFuture.org.