The Baby Pantry strives to be totally sustainable, to be able to place our organic meals in non-plastic, BPA-free, recyclable, reusable, biodegradeable containers that break down quickly. We searched high and low for these containers but alas, none were to be had – we could get fantastic Ecoware pottles that break down after three months, perfect if we weren’t looking at a six-month lifespan for our frozen baby meals.
The lovely team at Ecoware assured us, our sustainable pottles will be a reality in the near future, but at the moment, there is nothing available in NZ that meets all our criteria. Until then we’re using sanitised clear plastic pottles which are BPA-free, recyclable and reuseable.
We thought we’d share some ideas to keep those pottles out of the waste-cycle for longer;
Our ideas for recycling, reinventing or reusing The Baby Pantry pottles:
Garden use: Establishing pot plants, seedlings, micro-herbs, vege plants, storing seeds
Garage use: Storing nails, screws, picture hooks, left over fertilser
Kitchen: Food storage, leftovers, snacks
Baby: Snacks to take on trips, wet cloths, pacifiers, baby cream
Hair stuff – hair ties, clips, ribbons
Sewing – pins, needles, cottons, buttons, tape measure, fasteners, zips
For keeping kids’ special treasures
Freezing breast milk
Craft use: Crayons, craft material, feathers, lace, bits of wool, pebbles, corks, buttons
Holiday: Safely carry favourite earrings and other jewellery
Office use: Paper clips, rubber bands, drawing pins, staples, bulldog clips, pencil sharpeners