Food storage containers are kitchen essentials, some Tupperware depending on the material can last for decades if they’re properly taken care of. The sad reality is that most people have a kitchen cabinet full of Tupperware that sits around and collects dust. To make matters worse, most of that Tupperware is made from cheap unhealthy materials. When that Tupperware is thrown away it ends up in some garbage which then takes literally years to decompose.
That’s where eco-friendly Tupperware comes in hand (pun intended).
Fortunately, we live in a world where many individuals are becoming more aware of environmental changes and know that it all starts with us. From the simplest of home items such as in the kitchen to even our vehicles all make a big difference. Eco-friendly Tupperware is not only a blessing for cooking but also to the environment with the many options that are becoming readily available to all.
In this article, we will discuss several eco-friendly Tupperware options as well as why they are healthy.
Best Eco-Friendly Food Storage Containers
Oftentimes when we think of eco-friendly kitchen products we think of some biodegradable material that is capable of being decomposed at some landfill but in reality, “eco-friendly” is applicable to any kitchen material that is a reusable long-term choice, made from sustainable materials, does not harm the environment whether in through the use of toxic chemicals during production, use and especially if it’s disposal.
If you are an environmentally concise individual who is seeking to have a truly healthy kitchen, here are several of those materials that you want to keep an eye out for.
Glass Food Storage Containers
Food storage containers come in many sizes and they’ve been around for ages. Glass containers such as mason jars are a delight for long-term storage and are great for those into survival prepping. What makes glass Tupperware such a great option is that they are 100% recyclable and it has an unlimited lifetime. To make things better, glass material is capable of being recycled over and over to make new glass. It also never loses its quality or function, unlike its rival, plastic.
Stainless Steel Food Storage Containers
Stainless steel is one of the most popular used options, likely because of its durability, heat resistance, stains, and corrosion resistance, and low maintenance. Contrary to traditional plastic Tupperware which usually shows wear and tear and absorbs odors and stains from repetitive use, stainless steel does not.
The only con that we can say that comes with stainless steel is that they can’t be used in the microwave or oven and you cannot see inside of them to see what you put in them. Stainless steel Tupperware will eventually show scratches from regular use but its material will allow years of continuous use depending on which stainless steel grade your Tupperware is.
Stainless steel Tupperware is not only limited to bowls, but many other container sizes exist such as stainless steel airtight canisters, stainless steel bento boxes with stainless steel lid or silicone lids, stainless steel bottles and the list goes on.
Reusable Wax Food Wrap
Tupperware container covers are a dime a dozen, there are so many out in the market it’s almost exhausting to choose a Tupperware with the proper lid type. Thankfully there is an eco-friendly option that’s not so common but is a great choice for healthy kitchens.
Reusable wax food wraps made from premium Grade material such as beeswax keeps fruits, vegetables, and other perishables super fresh and for much longer than plastic. Since beeswax carries residue, the wraps can easily adapt to various container types such as glass. It’s also good to note that it is odorless and great for food preservatives.