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Three Simple Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use And Store Food Sustainably

Sustainability is something we should all be practising, whether driving less and walking more (great for our health too!) eating less meat, or reducing plastic consumption, every decision we make contributes to the future of our beautiful planet.

Did you know that plastic can take up to 1000 years to decompose? Most of it ends up in our landfills or oceans. Plastic isn’t only detrimental to our planet but also our health as plastic containers often contain BPA (bisphenol A, an industrial made chemical) that make plastic durable and flexible. While this makes plastic very practical for everyday use, it also adds a serious health risks, especially when it comes in contact with the food we eat. With sustainable storage brand, Thinc Eco, we’ve put together a list of three simple ways with you can store your food more sustainably and reduce your plastic use.

1. Reusable Carry Bags

Next time you do your next grocery shop, make a conscious effort to remember to take some reusable bags. Did you know that the average Australian uses 170 plastic bags every year, and only 3% of them are recycled. The next time you do your food shop think about bringing along a bag from home like the woven bag from Thinc Eco. Making a conscious effort to bring your own bag will reduce this number and help our planet immensely.

Another great alternative from plastic bags are reusable produce bags, made from 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is made from natural seeds, and there is no use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Regular cotton is grown on the same soil over and over again, degrading the soil quality, removing nutrients, and leading to unhealthy crops. As a result, organic cotton products are much safer for storing your produce.

2. Cut Down On Packaged Snacks

Buying packaged snacks is not only bad for our health as they are full of unwanted additives we don’t need, but they are not good for our planet. Meal prepping and making our own snacks will save a lot of money and will use far less plastic, it’s a win win! Reusable Silicone Ziplock Bags, won’t only keep your food fresher for longer, they are also free from any chemicals most plastics carry, which can end up on the foods we eat. They are perfect for heating up food, or making chocolate bark, as they can last in temperatures up to 200 degrees.

3. Bamboo Lunchbox

If you’re looking for a plastic free lunchbox or container then bamboo is the way to go. The stylish Biodegradable Bamboo Fibre Lunchbox has been made to keep your lunch on-the-go, fresh and safe from any chemicals a lot of plastics carry. Perfect for kids school lunches, travel or to use as a picnic essential.

About Thinc Eco

Thinc Eco is a sustainable brand that doesn’t only sell plastic free products, but also educates about being more sustainable. Their range of products are made from resourceful materials such as bamboo, wheat and organic cotton.

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