5 Food Storage Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

Ditch your ziplock for one of these more environmentally friendly smart food storage options.
Food storage alternatives to single-use plastics
Natural, plastic free recycled textile produce bag for carrying fruit or vegetables on a wooden surface. Reusable cotton textile bags and glass small containers for zero waste shopping or storage.

Awareness of single-use plastics and the harm they cause is at an all-time high. Here are 5 environmentally friendly, practical and attractive ways to package.

BEESWAX WRAPS

Malleable enough to go around the tops of bowls, these can be washed and used over and over to wrap cheese, sandwiches, bread and other room-temperature or cold foods.

BURLAP SACKS

These are rustically handsome and far more functional than plastic bags, providing root vegetables the dark, dry environment they crave. Look for the ones with a removable cotton liner for easy cleaning.

GLASS AND STEEL CONTAINERS

Although generally pricier than plastic, they last longer, are dishwasher safe and have convenient snap-on lids. Choose tempered glass or food-grade stainless steel.

MASON JARS

No easier way to make yogurt or a salad camera-ready. Inexpensive and versatile, larger jars are great for storing grains and flours in your pantry.

SILICONE SANDWICH BAGS

Platinum silicone is a derivative of sand, and these see-through bags can be written or drawn on. Besides fun, they’re also freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

 

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