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

To help you out we’ve put together a list of four storage products, important tools to help budding food waste warriors to keep food fresh, stretch your money and prevent food waste:

1. Silicone bags 

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 

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 

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 

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 or onions, so you never find yourself in the position of neglecting your ingredients again.


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