Never use plastic in the microwave. Even those microwave steam bags are made of plastic and will leach into your food. Take food out of those plastic bags and put in non-plastic containers with a lid. The same cooking time applies.
Do not clean plastic in the dishwasher as the heat will cause the plastic to leach onto your other dishes and break down the plastic.
Only use glass or stainless steel to drink from. Do not use those thin plastic cups and avoid wasteful plastic water bottles.
Invest in shatter proof glass or stainless steel dishes for your children. Kidishes make tempered glass plates, bowls and cups. They look just like real glass but are safe and plastic free.
Try to limit the amount of food you buy in cans. Recent studies have found BPA and other harmful chemicals in canned foods. Buy beans in bulk and cook once a week. Store them in glass containers.
Buy glass storage contains next time you are in need. Do not buy plastic and use plastic only when glass is not practical. Do not throw out your plastic but use for giving gifts and traveling, ect.
Buy reusable storage bags when your plastic storage bags run out. Lunchskins has a beautiful line that is easy to clean and better for the environment and your health. Reuse the sandwich and other storage bags when possible. Also, bring your own reusable bags to the store.
Try to avoid plastic toys. Instead, look for wood alternatives. If you must buy plastic toys look for BPA, phthalate and lead free options. If you limit the amount of toys you buy you can afford to buy quality and not cheap plastic ones.
Check your bath toys. Green toys has a great line of bath toys.
Buy BPA free bento boxes. This will keep down the consumption of plastic sandwich bags. They have easy compartments for a variety of snacks.
Wash hands after handling receipts. Studies show they can contain BPA.