Sustainable Food Storage Swaps


 - By Kailey Bradt

Sustainable Food Storage Swaps

Sustainable Food Storage Swaps

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 45% of the waste in US landfills are food and packaging waste- most notably including food-packaging containers and bags. Needless to say, making some swaps for your kitchen cupboards is not a bad idea.

Silicone Bags

Every year, the average person uses ~1 pound of plastic sandwich bags–that’s about 540 bags! Ever heard of Stasher Bags? They’re reusable silicone bags that are super functional (put them in the fridge, microwave, oven, freezer, dishwasher or even use for sous vide if you’re real fancy). They come in a number of different sizes. A favorite used by team Susteau.

Glass & Metal Storage Containers

In efforts to reduce plastic (reminder reduce > reuse > recycle), stop buying plastic storage containers. Although they are reusable, they’re not as durable as glass or metal, so they need to be replaced more often. 

Beeswax Food Wrap

We know this one might sound weird, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results. If you’re looking to cover some food with plastic wrap and a reusable food container isn’t an option, you can use a reusable beeswax wrap ( like this one from beeswrap) instead. Yes, it’s washable if you’re wondering. 

Food Huggers

These are one of our founder’s favorite swaps in the kitchen- and for a good reason. Not only are these reusable silicone covers adorable, they keep your food fresher longer. They are especially useful if you live alone and use fresh produce, but don’t need to use an entire fruit or vegetable everytime you prepare a meal!

Herb Savor

Okay, for our final pick, although we could go on… meet the Herb Savor Pod. You know when you buy a bundle of fresh herbs and maybe less than 10% of what you bought get used and 3 days later you wasted the rest of it? Yeah, not anymore. This herb savor is AMAZING. Literally keeps your herbs fresh for weeks. 

Source: Arles Studio,