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How to Take Advantage of Reusable Containers
Once you’ve minimized the amount of packaging you purchase (and believe us: if you buy that yogurt, you’re paying for that packaging!) the next best thing you can do is USE that packaging. We like using containers to hold arts and crafts supplies such as molding clay, stamps, crayons, etc. You can also use them to hold leftovers in the refrigerator.
But if you ask The Budget Ecoist, we like to put our leftovers in glass containers. They’re healthier and your food can go from fridge to microwave in an instant (never put plastic in a microwave!). A good option for reusable glass containers can be found at Crate and Barrel. The containers are found in circular shapes and rectangles. They’re fairly inexpensive, running from $4.95 for a single container, to $14.95 for a set. And they’re worth every penny!
Investing in a set of reusable glass containers with covers for serving and storing food in the refrigerator will save you money by cutting out plastic wrap and those packs of totally unnecessary disposable storage containers you can find in grocery stores. You know the ones we’re talking about!
Image courtesy of Crate & Barrel