You Never Lose When You Re-Use (Earth Day — April 22nd, 2020)
Did you know that it’s better to re-use than to recycle? Choosing to re-use instead of recycling common household items creates much less waste. It's just a matter of being mindful of the products we choose and the habits that surround them. Re-usable food-wraps, bottles, food containers and bags cost less money, create less manufacturing waste, and produce far less trash. You can start by replacing many single-use plastics with these smart, re-usable products and you won't have to give up convenience to become eco-friendly.
As we shelter in place this Earth Day there is no better time to change a few of our habits at home, reorganize our lives and show the earth a little respect.
Let's start with plastic wrap. We've got a BEE-u-ti-ful and re-usable choice to help you kick the plastic wrap habit for good. Z-Wraps are the reusable beeswax food wrap, and the sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
You can use them to keep foods fresher in your lunch bag, cooler, refrigerator, freezer, or even on the counter. Ideal for bread, sandwiches, snacks, veggies and hard cheeses. Z Wrap has a slightly sticky feel from the bee's wax that will seal to a bowl or dish, and to itself so foods can be wrapped securely. Washable and reusable for up to 18 months. Choose from 4 sizes and a convenient 3-size set! Z Wraps are handcrafted in Massachusetts from natural cotton cloth, beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. SHOP Z Wraps »
Another quick and easy way to ditch the plastic wrap is with these cute Lily Pad Bowl Covers. Made from heat safe, flexible silicone with an ingenious design that creates an airtight and watertight seal on all smooth rims, so most any bowl or container can be used for food storage. They come in five sizes and fit most bowls, pots and pans. They even do double duty as a splatter screen. Tell me more about Lily pads »
A great invention that lets you bag plastic food storage bags for good! Say hello to Stasher Bags. Your storage needs just got easier with these reusable 100% silicone soft-sided bags that will hold a variety of items, including those bulky, funky shaped ones. Stasher is a healthy alternative to plastic containers and bags that's also safe for people and the planet. Plus the translucent silicone lets you see what you are storing. Show me the Stasher Bags »
OXO has two great re-usable options for airtight food storage. OXO POP Containers are available in a variety of sizes, and each POP container lid features a push-button mechanism that creates an airtight seal when pushed. OXO Snap Glass Containers are the dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe solution to all your food storage and cooking needs. Constructed of BPA-free, borosilicate glass that makes it strong and shatter resistant, the container can go from the oven to the table, while the non-PVC plastic lid creates an airtight seal so meals stay fresh in the fridge. Organize your pantry with OXO! SHOP ALL OXO Food Storage »
Replace those unnecessary single-use plastic drinking straws. We've got a host of colorful and re-usable options. Choose from a variety of materials like silicone, glass, stainless steel and BPA-free reusable plastic. You'll find standard size straws, bent straws, fat straws for smoothies, even short straws for cocktails. SHOP ALL Reusable Straws »
Finally, A Better Market Tote. Broken eggs. Bruised peaches. Wasteful, single-use bags falling over in the car? The Market Tote is your well-thought-out solution for reducing disposable waste and making trips to the market easier. Tell me more about the Market Tote »
For those essential employees who are on the front lines, here are a few insulated lunch bags to lift your mood and keep your food fresh.
The insulated Bag with Attitude. These easy to carry and stylish reusable lunch bags are great for school, work, or play. ArtnWordz Lunch Bags are reusable, tear-proof, waterproof, leak resistant and recyclable. These bags are insulated to help keep food hot or cold for up to 8 hours. The quirky, crisp, graphic art designs are sure to get your lunch mates talking! Show me all of the designs. »
Colorful insulated Lunch Bags. The Built NY Gourmet Getaway Lunch Bag is perfect for bringing lunch to the office or school and is also great for taking snacks when you're on the go. The durable bag is made of neoprene which provides natural insulation, keeping foods chilled for up to 4 hours. Show me all the colors »
Perfect Snack Set. Set yourself up to snack better and skip the vending machine. The OXO Good Grips On-the-Go Snack Set is your versatile, leak-proof solution to better snacking. It features an interior tray that creates 2 compartments- each sealed off from the other- so you can pack whatever you want, without having liquids leak from one compartment to the other. Great for salads and dressings, veggies and dips, pita and hummus and lots more. SHOP Now »
Wanna have a little fun? Try out these clever bag clips on your unsuspecting quarantine mates, or send them to someone you know will get a kick out of them. It's a good time to bring a bit of cheer to those you adore. Choose between the slightly disturbing, if not totally hilarious set of four Roach Bag Clips or this set of four Potato Chip Clips. Keep your treats fresh and and your humor fresher!
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