Plastic wrap may be a convenient solution to store leftovers after whipping up dinner, but you know better than to use it. The plastic we throw away has longlasting consequences for our oceans, our soil, our drinking water supply, the health of our bodies and our planet. And while you might think that using plastic wraps just once in a while is not that much of a problem, think again.
Single-use plastic products are amongst the biggest waste generators. Thankfully, there are plenty of practical and sustainable ways to store our food while respecting our environment. You will find many of the suggested solutions in health and zero-waste stores in Luxembourg, such as Naturata, Alavita, OUNI and The Good Market, as well as online.
SILICONE STORAGE BAGS
Need to store or freeze liquids, like soups? Reusable silicone bags are a great option. And you can clean them in the dishwasher! Easy-peasy.
FABRIC BOWL COVERS
Use the bowls you already have
to store berries, pasta, salad, and whatever else. Simply cover them with a fabric bowl cover and you’re good to go.
They work great as food storage containers. Whether you’re putting away the leftovers from dinner or storing dry goods, like rice, beans, and flour.
GLASS FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS
Glass lasts longer and you don’t have to worry about potential contamination from your food touching plastic.
SILICONE SUCTION LIDS
They make food storage easy and fun. These food covers come in a variety of sizes to fit different containers.
NATURAL WAXED PAPER
Conventional waxed paper is coated with paraffin wax — a petroleum- based product. Use waxed paper made with soybean wax, which is eco-friendly and just as convenient.
Wrap up sandwiches, fruits and veggies, and pretty much any food that’s not liquid in a cloth napkin for quick storage.
REUSABLE FOOD WRAP
Perhaps the ultimate plastic wrap alternative is reusable food wraps. Made from organic cotton infused with beeswax and tree resin, they are lovely to store food. Just rinse and reuse. Over and over.