15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen (Page 8)

7. Wash Plastic Containers by Hand

If you use plastic containers or a reusable plastic water bottle, choose BPA-free. (If plastic is labeled with a “7” recycling code and not marked BPA-free, it could contain the chemical.) If you’re not sure whether your plastics have BPA, don’t put them in the microwave and do hand wash them: one study found that plastic bottles released more BPA after they were cleaned in the dishwasher.

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