A Plastic-free Guide to Saving Leftovers

Finding ways to save leftovers without creating waste can be challenging.

Try these alternatives for a waste-free alternative to single-use plastic containers, cling wrap and foil.

Bees Wrap plastic-free food wrap is a no-waste food storage solution recommended by ECOlunchbox

Wrap it!

Skip the plastic-wrap and check out this all-natural alternative made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap is washable, reusable and compostable. Use it to wrap cheese, half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables, or to cover a bowl.

Waste-free, plastic-free ECOlunchbox containers are great for food storage

Pack it!

These stainless steel and plastic-free containers last a lifetime so that plastic doesn’t have to.

The sturdy construction and durable materials that we use to make every ECOlunchbox mean your leftovers won’t get squished. Pack them up right into a lunchbox to take to work or school the next day.


Food Hugger silicone storage solutions are no-waste no-plastic

Hug it!

While you're in the kitchen creating all your family's favorites, Food Huggers will help you keep all your ingredients fresh and save you from having to pitch out any leftover half fruits or veggies. Your leftovers will last longer and all their flavor saved for when you need them next!

Plastic-free food storage jars are non-toxic containers recommended by ECOlunchbox

Jar It!

Glass jars are indispensable, space-saving and waste-free storage options, but beware coated lids that are often covered with a plastic that can contain BPA and rusting rings after repeated uses. A longer lasting alternative to the classic mason jar are these all-glass Weck jars with rubber gaskets. They come in a wide variety of sizes and can easily stack for vertical storage.

Do you have any other no-waste leftovers tips? We'd love to hear them!


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