its great that most non-plastic alternatives are at thrift stores...since nearly plastic-free kitchens/homes arent too deep in the past
and plastic-free alternatives are usually cheaper than plastic new ones when bought that way. but in agreement with the srain, appliances and the like are just plastic. and if you wanna play the game, you gotta do it their way.
certain plastic things have stayed around here, even if i feel icky about them....sippy cups for travel, ziploc bags here and there....some fleece diaper covers. small appliances are a bit easier since you dont need half of them, and the other half usually have alternatives. I couldnt find a waffle maker (dh for some odd reason loves to make and eat waffles) without tefflon and plastic till i went to the thrift store and this amazing one thats all metal was to be had for a couple dollars. works great.
but ball canning jars come in lots of sizes and make great storage containers for bulk goods and leftover foods/frozen stuff, etc.....and they are WAY cheaper than any tupperware...I can get a dozen for just a few dollars at a discount homewares store.
i find baskets in thrift for storage instead of rubbermaid tubs, or cardboard boxes for stackables...but i do use plastic flippers since metal scrapes my cast iron up too much. maybe wood flippers? anyone use those? do they even HAVE those, lol?
I dont stress about it, I just try not to bring anything new into the house thats plastic, which really helps with not bringing anything new into the house-period
are you having a problem with replacing certain things? post them up and lets see if we can collectively come up with some more earth and people friendly alternatives!