Created by Updated on Mar 22, 2013
While working n my kitchen , I just realised that my plastic containers are getting old now, including water bottles .... I normally use Tupperware and other good brands... But still ... I know that old plastic is not good for out health .. but old means how old ??? I need suggestions that after how months/ yrs we should throw them out, even if they are of good brands such as tupperware etc.
| Mar 22, 2013
Hey Indu, not sure about the unhealthy bit. The annoying thing about tupperware is that they last so long and start looking shabby but would not break so one would not want to discard them. ,,anyway, i discard my containers when they start to look shabby which is also when they have gotten old , so takes care of the unhealthy bit I suppose :)
| Mar 22, 2013
Hey Indu. Good thought. I too use Tupperware and they are quite old. I recently threw one as the cover melted from one end when it came in contact with a hot pan ;) As far as I know, plastic containers and pet bottles should not be used for too long as germs can easily get trapped within the plastic an remain there inspite of a thorough cleaning. Also some types of plastic containers can release chemicals into the food when heated. I think it is necessary to replace plastic containers every couple of years or lesser maybe.
| Apr 04, 2013
Hi! I guess the moment the containers get discoloured wt turmeric and other such strong coloured stains, the plastic is scrubbed harder to reduce the stain leaving the insides uneven and scraped. This is when there is a greater chance of leaching from the plastic as well as there being a greater surface area for contaminants to fester. That's a good time to junk it I guess!