Mariel Hemingway’s Green Tips

By Suzan Clarke

Mar 19, 2010 8:01am

Actress and author Mariel Hemingway appeared on “Good Morning America” today.

For more than two decades, Hemingway — the granddaughter of the illustrious author Ernest Hemingway — has pursued her passion for holistic health and yoga.

This morning on “GMA,” Hemingway shared some ways in which she has made her home and kitchen greener.

Here are some of her tips:

• Re-use your re-sealable plastic bags. Instead of disposing of bags that you may have used to store fruits or vegetables, you can wash them, hang them out to dry and re-use them. You should not re-use bags that have contained meat or fish.

• Store your food in glass containers instead of plastic ones. If plastic is exposed to high temperatures (such as from warming in a microwave oven) there’s a possibility that harmful chemicals such as BPA leach into your food, studies show. You can wash out and re-use glass baby food jars, glass peanut butter jars, or glass pasta sauce jars.

• Organizer your container drawer, putting lids and containers together so they can be found easily.

• You should keep a container of reusable items in your car. The items should include grocery bags and plastic salad or other food containers.

For more about Mariel Hemingway, click HERE.

 

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