It's no secret that we're now living in a more eco-friendly world (and rightly so), but with that, comes the difficulty of finding plastic-free alternatives when it comes to storing and preparing food.
However, it doesn't have to inconvenience you. Yes, while the days of willingly reaching for the plastic wrap are seemingly over, there are numerous other options that are both reusable (so you're saving money) and environmentally friendly (so you're saving the planet), that are guaranteed to make your life in the kitchen just as easy, perhaps even easier.
Luckily, it can be super convenient for us all to do our bit to help out mother nature (she can't do everything on her own). To make it even easier for you, we've put together a guide so you know exactly what brands are the best when it comes to food storage and what kind of features you should be looking for in a quality reusable container. Here's to the start of your plastic-free journey!
Starting out in New Zealand as a small brand dedicated to providing innovative and super practical kitchenware, ClickClack has now grown to become one of the trendiest brands for kitchen storage solutions. With a philosophy of always brainstorming ways to help you out in the kitchen for over 30 years, you can trust this brand to provide you with the highest quality products that are the most functional for your day to day life.
Helping you on your way to having an organised kitchen, ClickClack offer a range of products that do it all - from storage for the pantry, fridge and countertop to handy cooking containers or on-the-go solutions. Incredibly durable, good-looking and practical, these products are specifically designed to make your life smoother, less messy and more creative.
Perfect little partners to help you prepare, cook, heat, chill and store food, these products are all airtight, space-efficient and BPA free, making them ideal if you want to keep your food fresher for longer.
Features of Click Clack containers:
- Made from BPA-free, safe materials
- Clear, durable design
- Airtight lid
- Hand wash only
Specialising in food storage for every kitchen, Glasslock prides themselves on bringing products that are both easy and functional to use, into your household. Dedicated to safe, non-reactive glassware for baking and storage, this brand is a trusted name in shatter resistant and freezer safe items.
Food containers and tupperware are a must-have for every household but you won't them any better than Glasslock. Offering high-quality food storage solutions that will stand the test of time, this brand designs their range for everyday use, helping you to reduce your waste and keep your food fresher for longer.
Coming in a variety of sizes, each one with its own stackable design so you can keep an organised kitchen, these containers are created from tempered glass for durability and are microwave, refrigerator and freezer safe. But that's not all, they also feature snap-lock lids that are completely airtight and leak-proof, conserving your food's freshness for as long as possible!
Features of Glasslock containers:
- Made from tempered glass
- Microwave safe (perfect for reheating)
- BPA-free lids and containers
- Silicone seal for an airtight and water tight design
- Stain and odour proof
- Safe for everyday use
- Dishwasher safe
For more than 25 years, Oxo has made tools and containers that both delight customers and exceed expectations when it comes to preparing food in the kitchen. With the promise of believing in better - better design, better functionality, and better experience - you know you can count on and trust Oxo.
Producing practical kitchenware for the home, the introduction of the Good Grips Pop range has revolutionised the way you organise your pantry. Oh, and 1% of Oxo's annual sales go to helping environmental non-profits. Talk about a win/win situation.
Perfect for keeping your dried herbs and spices, pasta and other dry ingredients in an organised way, these containers are a game changer in the kitchen. Made out of high-quality and durable plastic and silicone, these containers are ideal for use anyplace that you crave organisation - this could be in playrooms, desk drawers, pantries etc.
Featuring a 100% airtight and BPA free design, these storage solutions can be easily stacked and have easy-to-use pop open lids. Oxo pop containers can even be placed in the dishwasher for convenient cleaning.
Features of Oxo containers:
- Made from BPA free plastic and silicone
- 100% airtight
- Stackable design
- Pop open lids
- Dishwasher safe
Since its beginning in 1978, Lock & Lock prioritises its customers, considering their health, safety and convenience when developing and manufacturing their kitchenware products.
With a promise to fulfil their responsibility to customers through providing the highest quality products and service, you know this is a brand you can trust. This brand has quickly become an industry leader in the food storage sector and is renowned for its very own four-hinged lid technology that allows containers to be 100% airtight and watertight at all times.
Aiming to seek growth to be constantly developing new products and continuing to push the boundaries of innovation, this brand should be your go-to when it comes to environmentally friendly products that make your life in the kitchen just that little bit easier.
Lock and Lock food storage containers are made in Korea and are the ultimate when it comes to keeping your food fresher for longer!
Perfect for storing your leftovers in practical style, the Lock & Lock Eco range of containers are made to be easily stackable out of 100% post-production waste from other Lock & Lock product offcuts, trims and rejects. These containers are the food storage solution your kitchen has been missing! Featuring an airtight and leak proof design, these containers are guaranteed to keep your food fresher for longer.
Features of Lock & Lock containers:
- Made from 100% post production waste
- Designed with a unique colour
- Leak proof
- Microwave safe
- Dishwasher safe
From beautifultableware to practical and stylish kitchenware, Ecology does it all. Coming in a beautiful collection of neutral tones and stunning textures, Ecology's range is inspired by an earthy and organic style that features hand-drawn designs that resonate with the modern, sophisticated customer.
Launching its very first collection in 2008, this Australian brand prides itself on being versatile and extremely functional through creating products that are long-lasting, fashion-focused and on-trend for your kitchen.
Ecology's collection of kitchenware is both unique and practically designed, providing you with the ideal kitchenware solution for your home.
Now you never have to worry about transporting your lunch safely when you're on the go thanks to the new Nourish range by Ecology. Perfect for storing and reheating your favourite foods, these containers are made out of high-quality glass for ultimate durability and feature a natural, bamboo lid with a silicone seal that's bound to keep your food fresher for longer.
Features of Ecology containers:
- Made from glass and bamboo
- Silicone seal
- Food stays fresher for longer
- Oven, microwave and freezer safe
- The glass base is dishwasher safe