I'm always trying to reduce our plastics load.
Currently, we have about 5% plastic toys. The remainder are wool, cotton, metal (Matchbox cars that have a bit of plastic), wooden and two stuffed (polyester) animals.
We have all glassware storage containers and pitchers. There is, I think, no plastic anywhere in our kitchen, except a sugar canister that I just haven't replaced. We soooo rarely use sugar that I never think to unload it. The rest of the kitchen is bamboo, wood, stainless, pyrex, glass, cast iron, etc. The storage containers have silicone lids.
Our bathroom has plastic bottles. That one's nearly impossible to avoid. Actually, there is a little bit of plastic in the kitchen, too, in the form of bottles. Though, I try to buy as much in glass or paper as possible. We basically buy NO cans, though, as cans are lined in Bisphenol A, which is extremely toxic.
Our curtains are all natural fibers, our blinds are metal, but our shower curtains are both some sort of unusual plastic, not the normal PVC variety. They aren't any safer, but they're nicer quality which means less replacement. I've had the polyester cloth curtain and it was nice enough, but mildewed in about a year. That cloth curtain also let super-tiny droplets of water through, but it wasn't enough to damage anything in the bathroom or cause trouble. I would try a canvas one next time.
I'm currently pricing a stable of cloth grocery and produce bags from www.reusablebags.com
. How many bags would you get to shop for a family of three?
As Lisa writes, we are trying very hard to reduce our material things and get quality/durability when we do buy things.