It is difficult to avoid completely, but I have successfully eliminated the use of any commercially canned food, plastic wrap in our home, plastic storage containers at home. Anything that comes home from the store in a plastic bag, like nuts, spices, cheese, some meats etc, gets transferred to glass jars, glass bowls or waxed paper, as soon as we get home.
I also do not use any non-stick cookware for what that's worth. Think about what you cook in that is also plastic or has some kind of coating - those single serving coffees that have hot water run through the plastic, or the kettle that is made from plastic, or silicone baking trays - I don't trust any of it.
I have mentioned it before, but when the plastic industry removes BPA from the plastic, they need to replace it with another kind of chemical. Does that leach out? Does that chemical cause damage in some way? Who the hell knows! I'm not going to be the guinea pig for the industry if I can help it.
That is also key here, "if I can help it." I know it can't be avoided completely, since I still go out to eat once in awhile or eat at a friend's house (and they probably use t-fal - and then I am eating their shitty food anyway).
My goal is to reduce my exposure, since I know it is hopeless to get to zero exposure.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!