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Wrap it, zip it, collapse it – eco-friendly food storage on the go and at home

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Do you love snacking or preparing your own food yet are lacking environmentally-friendly packaging? Grabbing snacks on the go often comes with a lot of single-use, unnecessary plastic wrapping and packaging that we dispose after only minutes of use. We often tend to use disposable wrapping in our kitchen as it seems convenient for storing and keeping food fresh. However the environment takes a hit at the same time. 

Make your next take-away sustainable and green up your food storage solutions. Here are three products that allow you to prepare for your cravings in an eco-friendly way,

 1. Bee’s wraps: These amazing food wraps are made of cloth, beeswax and tree resin. They are washable in soap and cold water, reusable and sealed by the warmth of your hands. You no longer need to wrap food in plastic! Learn of its benefits through this short video clip. 

2. Reusable ziplock and sandwich bags: There are many different convenient and most importantly reusable options that fit your needs and help you ditch disposable plastic wrappings – from a durable, water- and air-tight seal, to dishwasher-safe designs, to cases that unfold into a placemat and more. Compare different options available here and pick the ones you need. 

3. Collapsible food containers: This lightweight and airtight silicone option is perfect for on the go. They are true space savers and come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some examples by collapse-it and Thin Bins. 

Remember that there is always an alternative to single-use plastics. A quick search online will provide you with a variety of options that will help you along your plastic detox journey. Start with replacing one item at a time and encourage others to do the same.

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