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Plastic-free storage for bulk dry goods

sliverstorm | Feb 3, 201810:41 PM     8

I just discovered the lovely vast collection of rubbermaid & cambro storage containers I picked up were all made with BPA. (Apparently now that BPA is out of the news, companies are quietly bringing it back)

I could switch to the white polypropylene containers; PP is perhaps the best of the bunch. But as always, this sours me on plastic entirely, so I'm poking around for glass/metal/other options.

Trouble is, we don't have a nice walk-in pantry with shelves, just a large deep cabinet. So, Montana jars seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Gallon mason jars might work, or they might be really annoying. What about muslin bags? No seal, but if you think back, it seems like all the photos from back in the day show a lot of dry goods in bags... Regular mason jars are a bit small, and in general smaller storage systems are not effective for sixteen pounds of rice or twelve pounds of oatmeal.

Anyway, I'm coming up short on ideas, so I wondered what others have come up with. The rubbermaid storage containers are pretty ideal for our cabinet (slide them in deep, stack them, contents visible) but we're not willing to live with the BPA, and the experience makes all plastics look unattractive.

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