As more information was published about access to clean water and the long-term side effects of using plastic, we transitioned to a plastic-free household. There are good arguments indicating that buying glass does not necessarily promote a smaller footprint than buying plastic. Still, I cannot support keeping plastic in our home unless it does not leach chemicals into our bodies. The solution? We collect artsy recycled glass containers and save those that can easily be reused. In a sense, it's another way of living in art.