When it comes to organizing the kitchen space and storing food, most people would immediately think of food containers. The market is full of containers that vary in size, shape, and materials. But, is it really safe?
We all know that one of the best methods to protect yourself and your family from food poisoning or any diseases is to store your food properly. If food is not properly stored and cooled, hazardous germs can grow rapidly, resulting in food degradation and sickness. To help prevent bacteria from forming, refrigerate or freeze leftovers as soon as possible which are preferably within two hours of preparation. To avoid contamination, store leftovers in containers with tight-fitting lids or securely wrapped in plastic wrap.
These days, takeaway styrofoam food boxes and plastic straws are long gone, as people nowadays are much more aware of their habits and how they affect our environment. To make it better, most Malaysian eateries have already shifted to cardboard and paper packaging. We can go even farther in reducing waste like plastic cutlery and takeaway bags by bringing our own reusable food packing when we go tapau.
Here are the top 5 eco-friendly and sustainable food storage constructed of high-quality materials that are built to last:
1. Eco Bottle 500ml (Tupperware Brands Malaysia)
Tupperware is always innovating for the benefit of both people and the environment. They are always motivated by the awareness that they can have a positive impact on the world by providing eco-friendly solutions to store food so that it can last, make carrying food on the move easier and less wasteful, and to improve lives by the use of their products.
I bet you, anywhere you go, you’ll see people are using this Eco Bottle. These bottles are excellent for taking with you wherever you go because they are durable, colorful, and environmentally friendly. Bring your own water bottle to work, play, or home to keep hydrated all day.
2. Silicon Ziplock Bag (The Hive)
From a single shop in a townhouse in 2016, The Hive has grown in size and capacity to continue our dedicated mission of decreasing waste and inspiring sustainable practices with as many people as possible.
Anyone who has attended a Malaysian wet market will have seen us carrying plastic bags of raw meat and fruits and vegetables loosely wrapped in newspapers at home. It may have an old-school, local charm, but there are more sanitary and environmentally friendly options available today.
The Hive Silicone Ziplock Bag holds a huge 50oz of food and is both airtight and spill-proof, making it ideal for bringing home fresh meat, seafood, veggies, and other raw goods from the market. It’s also okay to keep them in the freezer, so you won’t have to worry about transferring the raw components to different containers before putting them in the fridge.
3. Reusable Baguette Case (Lékué)
Appearing with the phrase “Taking Care without sacrificing the taste of healthy eating”, Lekue aims to save the economy by making food storage containers that can be reused to keep food fresh and will never again use disposable plastic bags or single-use containers.
Lékué comes up with an inventive reusable baguette food case just when you think you’ve seen it all, from collapsible cups to reusable lunch bags to silicone ziplock bags.
You can now use this silicone wrapper to tapau all of your Subway sandwiches, Vietnamese banh mi, and also maybe yau char kwai. It’s meant to be elastic and adjustable, and it will securely wrap itself around the shape of the sandwich, eliminating the risk of spilled fillings.
4. Stainless Steels 3-Tiered Set (ECOlunchboxes)
ECOlunchbox produces a lot of non-toxic stainless steel and silicone. Even their plastic-free food containers, bentos and food lunch boxes are designed to be healthy for people and the planet.
Zhap Fan lovers will admire this bento tiered lunchbox, which features separate compartments for your lauk so you don’t have to worry about gravy drowning your rice. This three-in-one stainless steel bento box (RM153) includes an upper (14oz) and bottom (12oz) deck, as well as a tiny food container (5oz) that fits nicely in them or may be used separately.
5. Collapsible Coffee Cup And Tumbler (Stojo)
Stojo is driven by a small, dedicated team of individuals who are linked by a shared enthusiasm for the Stojo purpose and real enjoyment in working together. The planet’s future depends on more than just going without. It is dependent on hope and tapping into the basic pleasures of those around us. So, Stojo is dedicated to creating environmentally friendly products that add more to life than they take away.
For sustenance, we rely largely on beverages. Most of us seem to always have a drink in hand, whether it’s a fruity smoothie to fuel our morning workout, Starbucks coffee for a midday pick-me-up, or bubble tea to satiate our sweet appetite during tea break. A Stojo cup is a fantastic purchase because its silicone composition allows it to be used for almost any type of beverage, from a blazing hot cup of tea to iced-cold coffee brews.
Comes with a variety of sizes, it takes up less space in your work bag during the week and fits into smaller pouches, so there’s no reason not to bring it with you the next time you go on a beverage run. Plus, mamak teh ais ikat tepi has never looked so stylish.