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Blue Avocado: Reusable Food-Storage Containers That Reduce Waste
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Want to avoid disposable baggies? Look no further than Blue Avocado's reusable food storage containers, available on One Twine!

The next time you’re in an office break room, take a peek inside the garbage can. You’ll quickly see how much waste comes from lunches and snacks. Those brown paper bags and plastic wrapped goodies really add up! Thankfully, BlueAvocado makes avoiding disposables easy with their reusable food-storage containers.

BlueAvocado products are available on One Twine, our eco-friendly marketplace.

Why it’s important to reduce our use of disposable items

The average American produces approximately 4.4 pounds of trash per day. Sadly, most of that trash doesn't get recycled and ends up in landfills, or worse, in the environment. When plastic enters the environment, it can emit toxins as time passes. Not to mention, animals often mistake plastic for food. Once they eat the plastic, it clogs their stomachs, and real food cannot get through, causing them to starve to death. Even when plastic isn’t eaten by animals it still poses a threat: It takes years for plastic to break down, and when it does, it just turns into microplastics which pollute our waterways and ultimately end up in our food supply.

It doesn’t have to be this way

Plastic itself isn’t so much the enemy, it’s how we use it. Most of the time we use plastic once, then we throw it away, especially if we’re on the go. Choosing reusable food storage products, instead of disposables, can help your family reduce waste and protect the planet. Thankfully, BlueAvocado makes this easy by offering an array of reusable food storage solutions to choose from.

Here’s why we love BlueAvocado, and why we think you will too!

Convenient and easy to use

BlueAvocado products are super easy to use, lightweight, and durable. The brand’s (re)zip products, which we offer on One Twine, replace disposable baggies and are completely leak proof. You can use this brand’s sealable products to store snacks, lunches, leftovers, and even non-edible travel items (like toiletries). Just hand wash them after use and then reuse however you like. When not in use, the bags can be compressed flat for easy storage in your kitchen.

Made from responsibly sourced materials

BlueAvocado makes their storage bags from FDA-grade PEVA material that is food safe, lead-free and BPA-free. With that said, this company is always looking for ways to upcycle plastic into new products. Since 2009, BlueAvocado has partnered with UNIFI to turn more than 5 million plastic bottles into reusable products. For example, their lunch bags, which we sell on One Twine, are made from 4 upcycled plastic bottles.

Helps to reduce waste

Lets say you want to pack yourself a sandwich for lunch, but don‘t want to use aluminum foil or throw-away plastic bags to wrap it. BlueAvocado has you covered. Just one BlueAvocado (re)zip bag replaces 300 disposable baggies! They‘re also freezer safe, which is super handy. Personally, I’d use their (re)zip lunch pouches to freeze homemade vegetable broth. BlueAvocado also has a take back program with Terracycle, ensuring their products get recycled properly at the end of their life.

Award winning innovation

BlueAvocado’s (re)zips have even won the International Green Good Design Award. That’s pretty impressive, considering BlueAvocado was selected out of hundreds of submissions from 22 nations. To top it off, BlueAvocado is also a B-Corp Certified brand, which means they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, legal accountability, and public transparency.

Raving reviews

Everyone is talking about BlueAvocado products. This company been featured in so many publications ranging from Forbes to The Boston Globe. In a review, Cook’s Illustrated tested a slew of reusable storage bags and wound up liking BlueAvocado’s (re)zip bag the best. In their review, Cook’s Illustrated wrote, "we like it because it has a wide opening and bottom gussets that help it sit on the counter for easy filling ... best of all, it was one of the more leak-resistant models in our testing."

If you’re ready to make the move away from disposable baggies, be sure to check out our selection of BlueAvocado’s products on One Twine!

PLUS: When you purchase from One Twine, you can redeem your Recyclebank points for exclusive discounts, and save up to 25 percent!

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What food storage containers do you currently use in your home? Have you tried any of BlueAvocado’s products? Share your experience in the comments!

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Ariana Palmieri
Ariana Palmieri

Ariana Palmieri is the founder of Greenify-Me, a blog dedicated to zero waste living and sustainability. 

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  • Charyse K. 15 days ago
    I use Mrs Myers green plastic containers for my fruits and veggies. They keep my lettuce and other vegetables from spoiling.
  • tommy b. 1 month ago
    today
  • Olivia F. 1 month ago
    I already wash out and reuse existing plastic zip lock bags, but the ones you mention seem to last longer. Thanks for mentioning them.
  • Micki C. 1 month ago
    I made my own bees wraps and we use metal containers with silicone lids for storage. These look interesting as well.....
  • Cindy W. 1 month ago
    It would be great to get some household items like One Twine sells for a certain number of points. Many stores offer discounts without having to acquire points.
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