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Food Grade Plastic Containers

Lately I have heard a lot of discussion about food grade plastic buckets.  There seems to be a feeling among many people that any bucket marked with the recycling number 1, PETE or PET are food grade.  This is erroneous.  The determining factors include the various chemicals used to release the buckets from the molds and the type of coloring.

Another thing that I have often heard is that it doesn’t matter if they are food grade if you use mylar bags.  The problem with this is that you never know what you may have to use those buckets for in the future. …

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Sodis an inexpensive method of water purification

Solar water disinfection, also known as SODIS is a free method of disinfecting water using only sunlight and plastic PET bottles. SODIS is recommended by the World Health Organization (not my favorite people) as a viable method for household water treatment and safe storage.  SODIS is in use in many third world countries.

To use Sodis you fill Pet plastic bottles with contaminated water, and then lay them in the sun.  The best place is a corrugated metal roof.  Be sure to shake your bottles before placing in sun.  Pet plastic bottles can be identified by the recycling number 1, usually located on the bottom.   …

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