Action 175: Buy a pack of food huggers

foodhuggerDate: 24 June
Action: 175
Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SMALL


Another way to reduce plastic use and food waste – it’s a no-brainer!

Today we’d like you to invest a few dollars / pounds / euros in “food huggers”. These are great alternatives to plastic food bags and to cling film (which must be one of the worst ever inventions from an environmental perspective!)

Food huggers come in a variety of shapes and sizes to seal part used food for refrigeration. They can be used to cover cans and jars, bottles and cups, or used directly on some foods to protect (for example) a half used onion or grapefruit. They even make specially shaped ones to cover your half-used avocado (#firstworldproblem). Click for a bigger picture here …


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What are the environmental benefits

There are several environmental and other benefits to using this type of temporary wrapping for your part-consumed food:

  • firstly, of course, no single use plastic is involved, such as cling film or food bags, which are not generally recyclable
  • you keep plastic waste out of landfill, incineration, or from littering our landscape or marine environment
  • your food is kept fresher without “sweating”, reducing food waste
  • you will save money overall, no need to buy food bags and cling film
  • bright, colourful, easy to use design means kids will enjoy using them too
  • reusable time and time and time again

What to do

Order yourself a pack of these today and try them out for use, we promise that you’ll love them and they will save you money overall. You can use the link below to find them easily on Amazon or just search in your browser for “foodhuggers”.

We’d love for you to use our link (but you don’t have to!) because if you do we will receive a small commission from Amazon. This goes towards the cost of maintaining our website. It isn’t expensive to run the site but it isn’t free either!

Once you’ve tried them please tell us about it on our social media feeds or in the comments section below.

Take action

Action number 175 does involve a small expenditure, but in the long run you will save money, reduce food waste, and (most importantly of all) limit your use of single use plastic, especially cling film.

Cling film is non-recyclable and usually ends up polluting our environment, anything you can do to avoid using it has got to be a good thing!