Food for Thought: Keeping Produce Fresh the Sustainable Way

Food for Thought: Keeping Produce Fresh the Sustainable Way

Picture the scene: you step through your front door after a long day at work and you’re absolutely famished. As you walk into your kitchen to hunt down a snack or three, humming ‘Food, Glorious Food!’ all the while, you notice a suspicious smell emanating from the deepest corner of the fridge. To your horror, those beautiful ripe strawberries that you have been looking forward to all day are now fuzzy and white instead of glossy and red!

Here at Sustainable Mode, we understand the importance of ensuring that fresh produce lasts as long as possible. Not only does this make it easier to shop locally and seasonally, but doing so reduces waste and can help us to save money. Did you know, for example, that the overall price of food in the UK increased by around 25% between January 2022 and January 2024? And, even worse, shrinkflation has been reducing the quality and quantity of thousands of items since 2012 which highlights the cost-of-living crisis that is currently sweeping the nation.

With that in mind, how can we make sure that none of our food goes to waste? And, more importantly, how can we make sure that our solutions are ethical and sustainable?

Don’t worry eco-warriors – Sustainable Mode offers a wide variety of environmentally-friendly alternatives that guarantee an extended shelf life for your products!

Under cover

After you have thoroughly washed (in cold water or a vinegar solution) and dried your fresh produce, store it in a container covered with an organic plant-based food wrap. A truly versatile and sustainable storage solution, our wraps are infused with nourishing jojoba oil and now come in a whopping five-foot roll!

Vampire veg

Help potatoes, onions and other dark-loving vampire vegetables stay fresh for longer in stylish and breathable linen bags. With enhanced durability and natural anti-bacterial properties, you can say “goodbye” to single-use plastic waste and “hello” to eco-conscious goodness!

Waste not, want not

Gone are the days of letting half a lemon or a nub of cheese go to waste! With Sustainable Mode’s eco-friendly beeswax food wraps, you can embrace a zero-waste lifestyle and brighten up your kitchen at the same time. These handcrafted wraps are made from upcycled high-quality fabrics to reduce landfill waste and offer a superior performance.

If you want to make a “fresh” start this year, why not swap out harmful cling film and aluminium foil for some chic and sustainable food storage alternatives? To check out more of our sought-after green living products, visit: https://sustainablemode.co.uk/collections/home-living-collection

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