Sustainable storage solutions for modern living
With all the depressing news of environmental damage being done around the world, it can feel like an uphill battle to do anything about it. However, the simple choices you make day-to-day can make a big difference when you decide to buy sustainable, environmentally friendly products.
That doesn’t mean they have to be drab and boring. Quite the opposite. Many forward thinking, creative individuals have developed beautiful products that don’t ‘cost the earth’. Literally.
Warm Grey Company
One such person is Mairita Jonikane of Warm Grey Company. Mairita combines her passion for painting, printing and sewing to create nature friendly, functional design objects out of washable paper.
Washable paper is made from natural cellulose fibre which is a green and renewable resource that can be used over and over. When it eventually comes to the end of its life, you can simply recycle it along with your other paper and cardboard refuse.
The shabby chic, rustic bags come in all shapes and sizes including laundry bags, linen baskets, storage bags, plant holders and lots more. They are water and tear resistant and 100 per cent vegan. But more to the point, they make a beautiful addition to your home as they add a whimsical, stylish touch to any room.
If you worry about all the potentially toxic plastic food wrap you are using, then Wrap It Green reusable food wraps are an ingenious solution.
Made from certified organic fabric, organic beeswax, natural tree resin and pure Jojoba oil, these clever wraps offer a safe, natural, reusable alternative for keeping your leftovers, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, cheese, and all types of food fresh.
U Konserve reusable containers
Another eco-friendly storage solution from Naturally Sustainable is their range of BPA-free leak-proof stainless-steel containers from U Konserve with clear lids that offer a non-toxic alternative to plastic Tupperware. The reusable lunchbox favourite provides an on the go solution for sandwiches, sushi, salad and any leftovers.
Made from vegetable matter of bamboo and cornstarch, these durable plates and bowls are part of a picnic set available from EcoSouLife. They’re not only a great alternative to plastic-ware but they’re also dishwasher safe, heat resistant and BPA Free.
As bamboo is fast-growing and can be cultivated without pesticides or fertilisers, it doesn’t leech these chemicals into the groundwater – and it’s biodegradable. Bamboo absorbs 35 per cent more carbon dioxide per hectare than equivalent trees and can be grown in areas (such as hillsides) where other crops cannot be grown, making it a win-win.