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There are a range of eco-friendly ways to store your food | Source: Seed & Sprout Facebook

Ditch the Plastic for These Eco-Friendly Food Storage Solutions

It’s no secret that our use of plastics is excessive and damaging to the environment. According to National Geographic, around eight million tonnes of plastic waste finds its way into the ocean every year, plaguing marine life and damaging ecosystems. Fortunately, awareness around the damaging effects of single-use plastics has been increasing over recent years, prompting many to look into environmentally-friendly alternatives.

Today there is a range of eco-friendly brands selling alternatives to the cling-film, zip lock bags and poor quality plastic containers that eventually find its way into landfill. Whether its bamboo straws or beeswax food wraps, there’s a number of convenient eco-friendly storage substitutes for plastic.

Stasher Reusable Bags

One of the top rated brands when it comes to reusable food storage is Stasher. Made with endlessly reusable food-grade platinum silicone, an investment in Stasher’s convenient pinch-lock food bags guarantees a plastic-free future for your fridge and pantry. Stasher’s food bags are also dishwasher and microwave safe. This seven pack comes with a range of sizes to get you started.

Flip & Tumble Beeswax Wrap

Made with Australian beeswax, these versatile food wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to cling-film and plastic zip-lock bags. Simply wrap your food with the beeswax wrap (which can stick to itself) and wash with cold water and mild detergent after each use. Offered in a range of prints, these wraps are a far more colourful and sustainable way to store snacks.

Seed & Sprout Crunchbox

Designed to be the last lunch box you’ll ever buy, this sleek Crunchbox from Seed & Sprout is made with food-grade stainless steel and features fully segregated compartments for snacks, sauces and more. This lunch box set comes with leak-proof pots and a CrunchPot which can store your salad, sandwich or chopped fruit. Made to stand the test of time, a lunch box as sturdy and high-quality as this one means you won’t have to replace it year after year.

Activated Eco Silicone Bowl Covers

Made with food-grade silicone, free from BPA and phthalates, these silicone bowl covers are another great way to cut down on single-use plastic. Offered in a variety of sizes, a pack of these stretchy covers are the perfect companion for salads, fruit and veggies that you want to keep fresh. They are also microwave safe up to 220C and can be washed in the dishwasher.

Onya Reusable Produce Bags

Made with recycled BPA-free plastic drink bottles, Onya’s reusable produce bags are a great way of cutting down on the unnecessary plastics from the supermarket. Made with a drawstring close and carabiner ring clip, these produce bags are light, convenient to use and eco-friendly.

Seed & Sprout Spice Jars

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, glass jars are also a more sustainable way to store your spices and dried goods- so long as you’re bringing them along to your local bulk food store. These large spice jars come with bamboo lids and are easy to clean.

Coconut Bowls Bamboo Straws

If you aren’t a fan of metal straws, these eco-friendly bamboo ones could be for you. Made from natural bamboo stalks, these straws come in an organic cotton pouch, along with a cleaner, so you can use them again and again.

Keep Leaf Reusable Baggie

Perfect for sandwiches and snacks, these convenient reusable lunch bags are another sustainable alternative to the cling-film and zip-lock bags typically used to store lunches. Featuring a waterproof, food-safe liner and velcro closure, Keep Leaf’s patterned baggies are a colourful way to store food.

BBBYO Foodie with Cover

Made to keep food cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, this thermal food jar comes with a collapsable spoon and is made from durable stainless steel. Made by Australian brand BBBYO, buying one of these Foodies helps support BBBYO’s committment to coastal conservation and reducing ocean pollution.

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