13 January 2014
December Eco Challenge WINNER
Raelene Sutton completed the December Sustainababy Eco Challenge to NUDE UP and go an entire month without plastic wrap, aluminium foil or plastic snap lock bags. This is the story of her journey......
The Sustainababy Nude Up December Eco Challenge was fantastic. I have wanted to reduce excess plastic waste that I have been contributing to the environment for quite some time now, so this was definitely the incentive I needed.
Throughout December, I realised that I don’t use foil wrap at all. I only use plastic wrap to cover leftover food I store in the fridge. Plastic bags on the other hand are a different story..…
The solution: Glass containers with lids, in various sizes and shapes. They most often come in rectangle, square and round shapes. I love Pyrex containers as I can use them to bake things (like lasagne) in the oven, store leftover foods in the fridge or freezer and I can reheat those foods back in the oven or microwave (when I’m pressed for time). They can be costly, but I make sure I buy them when on sale.
My husband’s and my packed lunches are often dinner leftovers that we take in the 500mls round glass containers. Our preschool has a no plastic bag policy, and don’t allow glass containers, so I pack my children’s lunches in stainless steel containers and water in stainless steel drink bottles. I love lunch boxes that have different compartments so I can pack a variety of foods for my often fussy eating children.
I’ll certainly continue with my quest to not use plastic wrap and foil and to reduce my plastic bag usage. I need to remind my husband to use the Pyrex containers instead of the plastic wrap though. Perhaps I just won’t buy any more plastic wraps once the current roll runs out!
Congratulations Raelene! For your efforts in our NUDE UP eco challenge you have won a Nude Food Pack valued at $93. This pack includes the following essentials to continue your nude food journey: one Sustain-a-Stacker 3 in 1 Stainless Steel Lunchbox, a packet of three Wrap It Green Reusable Food Wraps and three Lunchbots Dips Condiment Containers.
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