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Plastic-Free Food Storage

When we talked last month about plastic-free cooking, quite a few people mentioned that food storage was one of their biggest challenges when it came to ditching plastic in the kitchen.

Since the advent of Tupperware, plastic containers have been the standard when it comes to storing food and even packing your lunch for work or school. Luckily, there are quite a few plastic alternatives for storing and for toting your food.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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11:56AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Interesting, thank you.

11:56AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Interesting, thank you.

5:59PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Thanks. I have completely switched to glass.

11:48AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

thanks :)

11:48AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

thanks :)

11:12AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

thanks for links for alternatives

11:04AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

the only negative is that pyrex, corning and metal let the air in so food goes bad quickly, unless you use plastic lids. Just make sure to recycle them!. My Mom used corning growing up to cook and store leftovers, but the food always got hard around the edges..

the snack wraps seem like a good idea, but again, air gets in so how long can you keep things fresh?

I dont have a problem with using plastic containers as long as you recycle them after..
my problem is all the plastic used for individual snacks...they are dirty, so will they be accepted to be recycled?

10:26AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

i try to use glass mostly, sometimes it's tough to carry to work and people steal them

9:48AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012


9:08AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

I have worked for Tupperware Philippines for 12-1/2 years & and while being a member of the Product Management team, we make sure that Tupperware that are food-related : eating, drinking, storing, and cooking is of food-grade and non-toxic, safe quality. Even more so for the TupperToys, which are 100% safe for kids. In the production of Tupperware products, we do not re-use plastic chips either. What is used are virgin, food-grade plastic pellets. May i suggest the writer of this article should make a distinction of the kinds of plastic food is being stored in. A lot are in the store shelves.. be wary of those cheap ones particularly those that are made in China.

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