The likelihood is someone in your family takes lunch with them to school or work every day and even if they don’t there always seem to be leftovers that need to be stored. Here at Babame, we have compiled a great range of reusable alternatives to plastic so you can store your packed lunch or leftovers in sustainable style.
Whether you are looking for a stainless steel lunch box that can handle being bashed about in a kids school bag, reusable sandwich bags that will cut down the amount of plastic wrap or sandwich bags you throw away, or Abeego beeswax wrap to keep food fresher for longer you are in the right place. And we have a great range of water bottles, flasks and reusable coffee cups to keep you hydrated on the move as well.
Whatever is on the menu we have the perfect containers and food wraps to keep those lovingly prepared recipes in tip-top condition until lunch time. Stainless steel containers are also great for keeping food fresh at home. Stainless steel food storage is dishwasher safe and can be frozen so it’s perfect if you need to portion anything from raw meat to batch cooked meals.
If you love a sandwich, be it a simple cream cheese or ham or a fancy chicken breast, bacon, avocado and tomato, the Boc n Roll sandwich wraps are the way to go. They fold out into a handy matt to eat from, are easy to clean, and pack down super small so you have no bulky plastic box to carry around with you for the rest of the day. Great for a waste-free lunch. The Boc n Roll kids versions have fun designs and are made from food grade BPA free polyester meaning they are impermeable, wipe clean and can go in the washing machine.
The snack n go bags or Keep Leaf fabric baggies are also great for a sandwich or for taking snacks to share when you are out and about. Grab a Keep Leaf insulated lunch bag and a reusable water bottle and you can enjoy waste-free lunches whenever and wherever.
If you are more of a healthy salad fan your quinoa, wild rice, sweet potato and roasted red pepper salad will taste great from one of the Made Sustained food grade stainless steel tubs. The silicone lids mean they are leak proof so you can even take a sauce or dressing in the smallest one to add at serving time and keep your lunches super fresh.
The high-quality Slice of Green two-tier boxes or the U Konserve divided boxes are great if you fancy a bento lunch or need compartments to keep food separate to cater for a fussy eaters school lunch. The Slice of Green lunchbox has a fully stainless steel lid with clip closure making them completely plastic-free food storage containers, although this does mean they are not completely leak proof with very wet foods.
For hot food such as soups or stews, the Zoli Pow Dine or U Konserve insulated thermos food jar means you can enjoy hot home-cooked meals any time of the day or night. Having an insulated lunch box is great not only for keeping food warm but also for keeping food cool in summer. You could even take ice cream to finish off a picnic in the park. The stainless steel interior means there’s no retention of flavours so you can happily switch between curry and porridge without any weird aftertaste.
The Abeego beeswax food wrap is an ingenious alternative to cling film and aluminium foil. These fully compostable malleable wraps are made from organic cotton and hemp fabric infused with natural beeswax, tree resin and certified organic jojoba oil. The heat of your hands moulds them to the desired shape and they are easily cleaned using cool water and dish soap.
Use them instead of cling wrap to cover food containers, to save half an onion, or to wrap sandwiches and baked goods. They’re also the perfect solution for wrapping cheese which will sweat if left in cling film or plastic baggies and deteriorate faster.
They have been designed to let food breathe keeping it fresh for longer meaning you should throw less away, thus performing a double function when it comes to reducing waste. You could even take them with you when you go shopping and ask for cheese or cooked meats to be wrapped directly thus reducing the amount of food packaging you bring home.
As a company Abeego have a great list of ethics. They aim to be zero waste, meaning that turn any scraps into firelighters and twist ties. They treat the beeswax used other materials used in production as precious natural resources so Abeego food wraps are designed to last. And they are predominantly people powered cutting down on fossil fuel use and providing employment.