What is included in this Recycled Plastic Food Container Set?
This Recycled Food Container Set includes a 1litre rectangular container which is perfect for storing your ‘desk lunch’ in the office. One of the Chimney Sheep team members has actually used one of the boxes as a dog treat box! The set also comes with a, slightly larger, 1.4litre rectangular container which is great for larger lunches, leftovers or as a ‘baking’ storage box (not a full cake but think traybakes and cupcakes!). Made from BPA-free, 100% food-grade recycled plastic, both sizes will fit nicely into rucksacks or larger bags and have a lifetime guarantee.
Due to the different salvaged plastics that make up the composition of the containers, no two products will be exactly the same colour giving each one a unique identity of its own (which we love!). This means that the colour of the product provided may not match the image shown.
Why is this Recycled Plastic Food Container Set so great?
Not only is this Recycled Plastic Food Container Set useful, practical, brilliant quality and wonderfully colourful, but the boxes are also made of 100% recycled plastic which makes them so much more sustainable (which as you know, we are rather passionate about) by reducing plastic pollution that can be harmful to our environment and our oceans. These boxes are also BPA-free which means they are totally safe to use over and over.
Many Tupperware-style boxes are made of plastic and more often than not, virgin plastic. We have found this first-hand and have really struggled to find everyday items made with recycled materials that were affordable and of a good quality.
When we found and tried these food storage boxes we knew we had to add them to our shop! Long-lasting, leakproof, sturdy AND sustainable. What more do you want from a humble plastic box?
Why is it important to use recycled plastic?
We are all pretty well-versed on the importance of recycling plastic and reducing our use of single-use plastics. It reduces the volume of plastic waste that goes into landfill, reduces the amount of plastic that gets blown into the ocean en route to landfill sites, reduces plastic pollution, it conserves resources and reduces the amount of energy used producing items from virgin plastic (to name a few reasons!).
But once we recycle plastic, what do we do? Well, think about it. If we dutifully recycle our plastic but continue to use virgin plastics, then what’s the point of recycling it in the first place? If we don’t buy products made of recycled plastic the plastic we continue to recycle will soon pile up into more unwanted waste or get burned.
So instead, we should try and buy products made with recycled plastic to make all our dutiful recycling worth it! Plastic is a hardy, versatile material so can be repurposed from its original state into all sorts of other things when it’s recycled. Doing this is called ‘closing the loop’ (the loop being the three arrows on the recycling logo) and helps to create a more circular economy with less waste. Our recycled aluminium foil uses the same principle! You can read more about plastic and how we should be using it in one of our blog posts, here.
What other products are in the recycled range?
Oh, we’ve got lots and we will be adding more! As we said above, we found it really difficult to find useful, everyday products made of recycled materials so our aim is to build our selection so that you can get lots of brilliant, recycled goodies in one place.
We have other plastic boxes in a variety of sizes as well as household products like our mop pail & wringer and our kitchen drawer organiser which are both made from recycled plastic. We also have a recycled plastic composter, recycled aluminium foil and recycled metal dangles! Keep checking back for our latest additions.