5 Tupperware alternatives for an eco friendly packed lunch
Packed lunches are an easy way to save money and eat more healthily. However, the plastic boxes we pack our food in aren’t doing the planet any favours. We’ve done some research and found some great alternatives to help you make better purchases and steer clear of the plastic containers that we’ve been reaching for years.
LEON ROUND BAMBOO LUNCH POT
First up is Leon’s Bamboo Lunch Pot made entirely from biodegradable, sustainable bamboo. With its rolled bamboo lid and bamboo fibre base, this round lunch box is an eco-friendly alternative to your usual plastic pot. As one of the fastest-growing plants in the world that needs little water and no fertiliser, bamboo is an eco-friendly and naturally anti-microbial material making it perfect for food storage.
The Swivlit is a multifunctional pod which keeps your food hot or cold for up to 6 hours. Not only does this nifty contraption let you enjoy your favourite meals on the go, but it can also be used to cook and reheat food using your microwave. This sustainable pod is made from borisilicate glass, polypropylene and silicon, so is completely BPA free. As well as helping you to reduce your single-use plastic footprint the Swivlit company also donates 50p of every sale of ‘The Signature’ Swivlit to The Ocean Cleanup charity.
BAG IT UP
The perfect alternative to disposable plastic sandwich bags and cling film, Keep Leaf’s reusable baggies are made from 100% cotton with a water resistant polyester liner and secure velcro closure. Ideal for sandwiches and snacks these sustainable bags are reusable and washable in the washing machine or dishwasher. As part of The Ethical Trading Initiative the factory that produces the baggies works to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable workers making Keep Leaf a company that cares not only for the planet, but for people too.
The new food accessories range by The Food Medic, Dr Hazel Wallace, includes this practical and lightweight metal box, that helps to combat single use plastic and is ideal for storing healthy snacks and lunches. The range also includes a reusable coffee cup, water bottle with a built-in infuser, spice and herb rack, a seed mix, and a mason jar for all your lunchtime needs.
BLACK+BLUM STAINLESS STEEL SANDWICH BOX
Ideal for storing sandwiches and snacks this Black+Blum Sandwich Box made from stainless steel, silicone and anti-bacterial bamboo is a stylish way to store and transport your favourite lunch time nibbles.