According to Oceana Canadians produce a lot of plastic waste; an estimated 3.3 million tonnes per year. About 2.8 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in Canadian landfills every year – equivalent to the weight of 24 CN towers. In Canada, more than one-third of our plastics are created for single-use products or packaging.
In efforts to reduce this drastic number, reusing containers is an easy way to contribute to keeping our planet a little greener.
Davines makes food safe containers as it is B-Corp certified. You can use the containers for carrying your lunch or snacks to work or on a picnic. You can even use them as spice jars! Or to store; honey, homemade jams, dips or sauces in if you buy in bulk (another way to skip on huge amounts of packaging).
'While all plastic does come from petroleum or natural gas, the processes involved vary and affect the purity level of the finished product. Food grade plastic must meet certain standards of purity. It cannot contain dyes, other additives or recycled plastic products deemed harmful to humans. Food grade plastic can contain some levels of recycled materials as long as those materials fit the guidelines and regulations outlined by the regulatory agency.' Great Western Containers Inc is a Canadian company click here to learn more about what a food safe container is.
You can also use conditioner or mask containers for cute plant pots! Naked as is for a rustic look or you can create a textured ceramic look by mixing acrylic paint and baking powder and painting it on for an elevated look.