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Saving the world one snack at a time…
Recently, I heard of something I never knew existed, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It’s basically a huge island of garbage floating in the northern Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. How huge? It’s believed to be twice the size of my home state of Texas. Most of this garbage is, you guessed it, plastic.
Learning about this, I’m more determined than ever to eliminate as much plastic from my life as possible. I’ve already started avoiding plastic water bottles and stopped using plastic grocery bags, but as I look around my house I realize there is much more for me to do. Plastic is everywhere I look and is used on a daily basis in my home. For example, my kid’s lunches. I pack them almost daily and can’t tell you how many times I’ve grabbed a disposable plastic baggie for toting sandwiches and snacks.
Luckily for me, around the time of my new resolution to eliminate plastic, Abeego sent we heart this some of their plastic wrap alternatives to try out. Created from a hemp/cotton fabric infused with a combination of beeswax and plant extracts, these reusable plastic wrap alternatives are not only practical and plastic free, but are also good for you and the Earth.
And have you noticed the Abeego food wraps are sweet and stylish too? Available in three task specific shapes, all are accented with simple stitching available in your choice of four colors; red, green, blue or purple.
These natural, reusable, food packaging solutions all have a “fluid-resistant coating (that) keeps food fresh and easy to clean.” You’ll save on your heating bills too, as Abeego products should only be washed in COLD, soapy water to best ensure “the long life of this plastic free, durable product.”
The wht review team received all three of Abeego’s plastic wrap alternatives to test at home:
The Abeego Snack $13 (above: top image) was my favorite item and it is perfect for packing nuts, grapes, and all kinds of snack mixes. Holding ¾ cup of food, they use matching colored buttons and string for secure closure and lay flat when empty. These little bags are so convenient to throw in your tote for snacking emergencies. And kids think they are fun too! My daughter loves eating her goldfish crackers out of her purple snack bag.
The Abeego Flats $20 (above: second image) made for covering bowls, plates, or cups are a nice alternative to plastic wrap and are the solution for leftovers. They are sold in sets with a range of sizes – 6, 9, and 12 inch square – to fit all of your dishes. Just mold them to fit on any of your plates, bowls or cups instead of reaching for the costly and wasteful plastic wrap.
The Abeego Wrap $20 (right) is designed for a never ending necessity – packing sandwiches. This squared off wrap also handles raw veggies and snacks with ease. The wrap is the perfect alternative to sandwich bags and closes securely with the twist of a string around the colored button.
These cheery substitutes for plastic could be the perfect solution for your home. I’m loving the idea of getting a color coordinated set (or two) for each member of the family and ditching all of the grocery store, money wasting, land filling options for good.
WHT readers how are you dealing with plastic use in your home? Do you have a great alternative to disposable plastic? We’d love to hear about it!
Don’t forget to check the comments for the we heart this review team’s thoughts and experiences with Abeego’s green-minded, food storage solutions.
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