A little goes a long way- that is essentially how Tupperware® started. From Earl Tupper’s effort of changing a simple paint can lid to the world’s famous airtight Tupperware® lids to Brownie Wise’s effort of changing housewives lives with Tupperware® parties, our products and people have always been about small changes making big impact. From the mind of an inventor to the hand of a homemaker and to the homes of many across the globe, Tupperware® is more than kitchen storage ideas, airtight containers or food storage containers that are pretty and keep things fresh. At Tupperware®, our products are also about sustainability because we love and care about our home, planet Earth, very much.
How are we sustainable? Our products are made from high-quality, durable materials that are designed to be long-lasting and reusable in your homes. Tupperware® products have stood the test of time and have been passed down from your nenek, mak to you and they still look great! We have not only provided solutions that lock in freshness but reduced consumption of single-use plastics with our products as well. Get started on your journey to reduce waste with these 4 simple steps:
- Bring Your Own ‘B’ – Bag, bottle, bekas when you are heading out. Reusable shopping bags are great when you are headed to the supermarket. It is compact and can easily fit into your handbag or laptop bags. With some states in Malaysia charging for plastic bags and some even banning it altogether, bringing your own reusable shopping bag is a good practice. And why spend money on bottled water or drinks when you can bring your own bottle or flask for water or coffee. Around 373 million single-use plastic bottles end up as waste yearly and that can take up to a thousand years to disintegrate! Purchasing good quality eco-friendly reusable food containers can not only help reduce waste when you order food takeout but also save you money because you can pack food from home.
- The right container for the job– Just like how the right tools gets the job done, the right containers keep your ingredients and food fresh. Picking the right container plays an important role in ensuring freshness and therefore preventing wastage. Much effort is put into growing barley or dried chilies, from little seedling to harvest. It takes months to grow our produce, therefore it is best to not waste the farmers’ efforts as well as resources like water and electricity used in the process of those ingredients reaching our pantries. Store in the correct containers to keep them fresh longer and prevent unwanted pests. Choose from our trusted airtight containers, Modular Mates and One Touch for dried storage and FreezerMates and Chill-Freez for fridge and freezer storage solutions. We even have containers on how to store leftovers properly so your food stays fresh with all its flavors preserved.
- Less is best – The next time you go grocery shopping, take a moment to look at the packaging on the items you’re buying. Is your fish or meat packed with a Styrofoam base that is wrapped with layers of cling wrap? Are your vegetables and fruits packed in plastic bags? Most likely the answer is YES. You can lessen waste by bringing your own eco-friendly reusable containers. Besides reducing plastic use, you won’t have to worry about leakage from your fish or meat purchase when you use a container that is liquid tight. No worries about fishy odor in your car and no more plastic waste.
- Shop more! – Yes! You read that right. We are asking you to shop more in order to shop less. Confused? It’s simple really. Buy your essentials in bulk like a bigger bottle of shampoo, bigger bottle of dishwashing liquid, bigger packet of dried chilies, fish and meats. Lesser shopping trips mean lesser fuel and plastic bags. All you need is to plan your shopping list and have the right containers to store your food and ingredients fresh. Check out a guide on how to shop right here.
Like the saying from the first man on the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, reducing waste and being sustainable is possible. It just starts with one small effort that will ripple into a bigger result. Choose to do good everyday, choose to reduce waste today.