Refillable Food Containers
Re fill'er up! The revolution is here and it's helping us ditch the plastic plaguing our kitchens and cupboards.View all products
- The world produces 141 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year and in the UK it accounts for nearly 70% of our plastic waste
- Thick plastic bottles and packets are often made from virgin plastics, which comes from oil, an inherently unsustainable resource
- Not all types of plastic can be recycled. If you have to put plastic containers in your rubbish bin they can take hundreds of years to break down properly, creating millions of microplastics in the process
Switching to a more refillable model of shopping can help rid your kitchen and bins of unseemly plastic containers. Using glass, metal and ceramic containers is a great way to make your kitchen look better and more unique but did you know it can also save you money? Bulk buying and filling up when you need means saving money and not having one of those moments at 7pm on a Sunday when you've run out of pasta.
While glass can take more energy to produce and ship due to its weight, it can be reused without losing quality and can be infinitely recycled. Glass can also be ground down back into sand, which can't be said for plastics which release harmful chemicals when they break down and result in countless microplastics.
Uniform, stackable and light, aluminium containers are a great alternative to glass if you want a reusable container. Aluminium is also one of the easiest materials to recycle and compared to using new uses 95% less energy in the process.
Ceramic containers are a great option which won't create microplastics as they break down at the end of their life. They can look great in your kitchen and add to your decor even though you may only be using them as a container. While they are less useful for your refillable grocery shop due to their weight, they do come in a range of shapes and sizes and so you might be able to find a suitable one for you.