Hi all, my question is for the whole community. As an ecologist, former high school teacher and human on planet earth I wonder about the sustainability of the Sous Vide cooking method. Food packaging is already a major burden on our environment, so I ask if you all believe that cooking with the sous vide method is a responsible way to cook.
It's electric, which is great as you can source your power from "green" providers. But the use of disposable plastic bags seems anathema to our current state of affairs on planet earth.
I looked through the forums and see that there is the secondary health concern of chemicals found in plastic bags leaching into the cooked food, and thereby getting ingested by customers.
I also noticed that "silicone, food grade bags" are recommended by the staff at Anova. And I see these available on amazon for seemingly reasonable prices.
I guess my question is, if you use the sous vide method, how many of you use disposable plastic bags vs silicone. And how many of you are concerned this the use of disposables is impactful to our environment?