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.
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!