Work Hacks: All wrapped up
The green alternative to plastic, this all-natural beeswax wrap keeps sandwiches fresh and also allows food to breathe. Abeego is produced using minimal energy and in terms of sustainability, the wrap can be used over and over again, after washing with soapy water, and will last for a year or longer.
Variety 3-pack, €18; littlegreenshop.ie
There's a good range of eco-friendly lunchboxes available, including the Ecolunchbox, which has a three-in-one nesting system to keep side dishes separate. Made from stainless steel, the bottom container holds a sandwich while the top container holds a wet and dry side dish. Because it doesn't have any plastic gaskets, it's not leak-proof - but it will hold damp food adequately.
It's estimated that Irish consumers go through nearly 2,000 plastic water bottles a year, which is expensive and damaging to the environment. The Bobble bottle has an inbuilt carbon filter which will only need to be replaced after 300 bottle servings. To see where you can fill up your reusable bottle for free, see refill.ie
If space is an issue in your work bag, the Eco Vessel Snacker is ideal. It holds about 225g of food - or even a drink - and when you're done with it, the Snacker collapses to half its size, or 1.5 inches for easy storage. Dishwasher safe and long-lasting, it's made from food grade BPA-free silicone.
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