• Takeaway Without the Waste is Possible, Here’s How!

    July 4, 2019 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The convenience of takeaway doesn’t have to come with the plastic waste we so often associate with it. Read on as we share some of our favourite reusable takeaway containers and cups, for just about any takeaway item.

    Good To Go Takeaway Container, 700ml

    Biome Eco Stores | Good To Go Reusable Takeaway Container

    This sturdy leak proof stainless steel container holds the same amount as a regular plastic takeaway container, making it a really useful container to keep on hand. Because of its size, it is great for things like wet and dry Indian curries, Asian stir fry, noodle and rice dishes, as well as items like sushi, dumplings and even donuts!

    Find the Good To Go Takeaway Container, 700ml here >

    Here is what we recommend using this container for:

    • Curries
    • Stirfries
    • Noodles
    • Rice dishes
    • Pasta
    • Sandwiches
    • Wraps
    • Burritos
    • Salad
    • Dumplings
    • Sushi
    • Rice paper rolls
    • Donut
    • Muffin (cut in half)
    • Slices
    • Cookies

    Onyx Stainless Steel Airtight Round Container, 1.5L

    Biome Eco Stores | Onyx Reusable Stainless Steel Container

    If you love a poke bowl or laksa, the Onyx Stainless Steel Airtight Round Container, 1.5L is our pick. This container is leak proof and built for life, and it’s shape and size lends itself well to takeaway dishes that would otherwise come in a large round disposable plastic bowl shaped container, like these dishes:

    • Poke bowls
    • Buddha bowls
    • Soups and broths
    • Salads

    Lunchbots Insulated Food Container, 470ml

    Biome Eco Stores | LunchBots Insulated Container

    The Lunchbots Insulated Food Container, 470ml is a great size for things like acai bowls and servings of rice. Its size and shape will also allow you to fit a whole muffin in it!  This leakproof container is also insulated, so whatever you put in it will say either cold or warm for at least 6 hours. This is what we recommend using it for:

    • Acai bowl
    • Rice dishes
    • Soups and broths
    • Salads
    • Muffin (whole)

    Glass KeepCup

    Biome Eco Stores | Reusable Coffee Cup | KeepCup

    A KeepCup is an essential if you grab a takeaway coffee on the way to work, but its uses don’t end there. If you love a takeaway ice cream or frozen yogurt, instead of getting it in a throwaway cup, ask them to put your serving in your KeepCup! Then use a reusable spoon to eat it.

    We prefer glass as it doesn’t retain flavours or smells, is easy to clean and is made from less plastic.

    This is what we recommend using your glass KeepCup for:

    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Hot chocolate
    • Ice-cream, gelato, frozen yoghurt
    • Wine

    U-Konserve Insulated Tumbler

    Biome Eco Stores | U-Konserve Insulated Wine Glass

    Have you ever been to an event that served wine or cocktails in disposable plastic glasses. The U-Konserve Insulated Tumbler will help you avoid that waste. It is also another great option for your ice-cream or frozen yoghurt. It is insulated too, so will keep the contents chilled for longer.

    • Wine
    • Cocktails
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Ice-cream, gelato or frozen yoghurt

    Reusable Bubble Tea Kit

    Biome Eco Stores | Reusable Bubble Tea Kit

    Our Reusable Bubble Tea Kit comes with a 700ml glass mason jar, spill proof lid and a straw that is wide enough to fit the tapioca pearls through. Because of it’s size, it also works really well for slushies, smoothies, thick shakes and iced coffee.

    Here’s what we recommend using it for:

    • Bubble tea
    • Smoothies
    • Slushies
    • Juice
    • Shakes
    • Iced Coffee

    Cheeki Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler

    Biome Eco Stores | Insulated Tumbler with Straw

    This cute reusable tumbler by Cheeki is insulated, so not only will your drink stay icy cold, you won’t end up with condensation all over your table or desk.

    Here is what we love to use it for:

    • Juice
    • Smoothies
    • Iced Coffee

    KeepLeaf Large Baggie

    Biome Eco Stores | Keep Leaf Reusable Baggie

    A reusable baggie, like this one pictured from KeepLeaf, is perfect for that slice of banana bread, a muffin or a handful of protein or bliss balls.

    This is what we recommend using it for:

    • Banana bread or fruit loaf
    • Slice
    • Muffin
    • Biscuits
    • Protein/bliss balls
    • Sandwich

    Other things to keep in mind

    Biome Eco Stores | Reusable Cutlery Set

    Reusable cutlery and a fabric napkin will ensure you avoid the disposable alternatives. You could put a set together yourself with a hanky and cutlery from the drawer, otherwise our reusable bamboo cutlery set is a nice option. This one will go through airport security too.

    If you’re picking up hot dishes and using a stainless steel or glass container, be mindful that these containers may get a bit hot to handle. Wrap them in a fabric napkin or tea towel, or carry them in a cotton bag to avoid burning your fingers.

    See other plastic free takeaway products here >

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