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Five Earth-friendly ways to store your food

Considering how much food we need each week, month and year, it’s not a surprise that we often wind up with leftovers. Saving 1/3 isn’t easy, but as long as we aim for progress and not perfection, we can fine-tune our daily habits towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

April is Earth month - and around the world billions will celebrate Easter and the start of Ramadan. What better reason to take stock of our approach to food? Not just how and what we eat, but what we do with ingredients and leftovers. A good place to start is our food storage methods, where single-use materials abound.

We’ve put together a list of six storage products, important tools to help budding food waste warriors to keep food fresh, stretch your money and prevent food waste. By making the switch, you can celebrate Earth month the whole year round.

1. Silicone bags from Stasher

If you’re looking for an alternative to your resealable storage bags, reusable silicone bags perform just as well with less impact on the environment. They are slim and compact, fit for the nooks and crannies of your fridge, and come in a variety of sizes such as a half-gallon or pocket size.

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2. Beeswax wraps from LilyBee

When you infuse cotton sheets with beeswax, you get a pliable and biodegradable alternative to plastic cling wrap. Beeswax wraps come in various sizes, with many fun prints to choose from. They mold easily around your bowls, jars and dry foods, and clean quickly in cold water.

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3. Silicone covers from ModFamily

If you’re looking for something more air-tight to keep your food fresh for days, why not use silicone covers? They stretch to fit the food containers in your kitchen, from pots to baking trays. They are also dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.

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4. Silicone food savers from Food Huggers

When your recipe only calls for half a lemon, silicone food savers are your new best friend. These colourful tools wrap tightly around leftover halves like apples, onions and avocados, so you never find yourself in the position of neglecting your ingredients again.

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5. Produce saver sheets from FreshPaper

Last but not least, produce saver sheets are proven to keep your leafy greens and fruits fresh for two to four times longer. Infused with organic spices, this natural kitchen hack is easy to use, good for the environment and wallet-friendly.

Find out more here.

Do you use any of these products in your kitchen? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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