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EcoPocket Review | Plastic Free Food Storage

In this EcoPocket review, I’m going to share how we use these reusable food storage bags to keep our kitchen and fridge organised!

I’ve teamed up with Biome, who kindly sent me an EcoPockets reusable food bag selection to review because now we have our new kitchen installed, it’s time to get it organised.

That said, it isn’t just about putting things away neatly, I’ve also been looking into ways to reduce the amount of plastic our family uses, and often wastes.

We’re keen to teach the kids how to be more environmentally friendly and they often come home from school with ideas of their own.

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What are EcoPockets?

EcoPockets are reusable food storage pockets in a variety of sizes and shapes. Features include:

  • airtight double lock seal – making them leak proof containers
  • you can wash and reuse them
  • they’re BPA free food storage containers
  • freezer safe

They’re also super compact, whether in use or not. Our kitchen isn’t tiny but still has some storage restrictions, especially in the pantry.

So another pull for me to try them was to see if I could save some space in the pantry but still make my life easier when storing and grabbing the things I need.

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I currently use plastic kitchen storage containers in various sizes and find they’re quite bulky but they do a good job at keeping my storage upright. These plastic containers with kids are also airtight and I like that EcoPockets have the double lock seal to help keep the contents fresh.

My favourite of the EcoPocket reusable ziplock bags are the sandwich carriers and the 1 and 2 cup bags and we use this size for so many different storage solutions.

How to use EcoPocket reusable storage bags

We’ve been testing out EcoPockets in many different ways in the past few weeks.

As well as using them at home, they’re also travel-friendly, lightweight and airtight food storage. We use them to store the following items in the pantry or fridge:

  • Chopped fruit
  • Chopped veggies
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & rice
  • Nuts
  • Leftovers

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As refrigerator food storage containers, they are easy to line up neatly and grab when you need them – even in our packed fridge!

Make sure to wash the EcoPockets reusable food containers before use – either by hand or in the dishwasher.

These BPA free food storage containers are not microwaveable but are made from food-safe PEVA.

You can buy EcoPockets online here at Biome.

What do we love about EcoPockets non plastic food containers?

We have significantly cut down on the amount of plastic bags we buy and the smaller EcoPocket food storage containers are great for taking snacks for the kids on-the-go. We can use the reusable sandwich bags too as they fit pretty easily into my handbag.

They’re great alternatives to cling wrap too and if you’re looking for plastic free food storage, they have enough options to have you covered. Or the food!

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I haven’t used them as freezer food containers yet but will report back when I do – they are freezer safe food storage bags.

When I’ve been preparing meals for the week, the smaller bags have also made great reusable meal prep containers and have kept chopped veggies fresh for days.

Plus, when not in use, they pack completely flat so are really easy to store.

Why use Ecopockets?

There are many great reasons to give reusable food bags a try. Firstly, we are helping to keep unnecessary waste out of landfill and teaching our kids to do the same.

These bags are also made from PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate) which is a non-chlorinated vinyl, often used as a healthier alternative to PVC (polyvinyl chloride). source: Biome.

What don’t we love?

I would have loved to use these ziploc lunch containers as bags for the kids’ lunches but as they’re school and daycare bags are so full, the food would have gotten crushed. We prefer to use bento box lunch boxes anyway for school although are always on the lookout for non plastic lunch containers.

My daughters lunch sits in her school bag all day so leak proof food containers are essential – these would do the job there. I just worry they might not protect the contents from being squished in a full bag that she chucks around a bit.

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I would have also loved for them to be microwavable for leftovers but that’s just me being lazy!

EcoPockets reusable food packaging options are definitely the best food containers I’ve tried that are plastic and BPA free. I find them the best pantry storage containers because of how easy they are to use and store. But you might also use them for toiletries or even jewellery when you travel.

If you’re looking for non-glass or plastic storage containers, or an alternative to traditional reusable food storage jars, then you can check out the Ecopocket range here at Biome.

If you want to know where to buy meal prep containers other than EcoPockets, the Biome range is huge!

You can buy EcoPockets online here at Biome.
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EcoPocket Review Giveaway Closed

And the winner is…Sara!

How would you like to win a selection of EcoPocket non plastic food storage?

You can grab an amazing prize pack including a range of reusable food storage containers from EcoPocket and a gift card for Biome! The prize, worth $110, includes:

  • 1 x Ecopocket Starter Set (3 Pack) – Blue
  • 1 x Ecopocket Sandwich Pocket (2 Pack) – Blue
  • 1 x Ecopocket Tall 4 Cup (2 Pack) – Clear
  • 1 x Ecopocket Tall 8 Cup (2 Pack) – Clear
  • 1 x $30 Biome voucher

This is a great opportunity for you to test out these non plastic food storage containers yourself, or add to your range.

To enter, simply:

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Check out the EcoPocket range here and tell me which bag you would use the most and how? Scroll to the bottom of this page to where it says Leave a Reply.

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Disclosure, we were kindly sent these Davis & Waddell non plastic storage containers in exchange for an EcoPocket review. If you click through to Biome and make a purchase, I might receive a small commission. This doesn’t affect the price you pay.

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25 Comments

  1. Allira
    / 1:57 pm

    I feel like I have been searching for these for so long. As a shift-working Uni student and mother to a toddler and baby, I have to be super organised. My freezer is always stocked with meals, snacks and baby food that I have prepped in advance, but I would love to cut down on the plastic I am using, and space all those containers take up.

  2. Tenneal
    / 12:07 pm

    All of them!!! I love that you can easily see in & the smart design allowing them to stand rather than laying down. We would certainly use the sandwhich pockets daily. I also find this size the most useful for the majority of food we store in our fridge ??

  3. / 2:30 pm

    Ecopocket 2 Cup (2 Pack) – Blue perfect for me
    good size and easy to see
    i’d need more than 2 though
    we freeze fruit and veggies for smoothies ready to go
    2 cup is perfect size for pre-packaged drink
    no waste just perfect size I think

  4. Andie Harrie
    / 2:28 pm

    Ecopocket 2 Cup (2 Pack) – Blue perfect for me
    good size and easy to see
    i’d need more than 2 though
    we freeze fruit and veggies for smoothies ready to go
    2 cup is perfect size for pre-packaged drink
    no waste just perfect size I think

  5. Samara McRae
    / 12:12 pm

    The Ecopocket Tall 8 Cup would be the most useful to me, as I always have sooooooo much food that I need to store in an airtight container so it doesn’t go off. These are awesome and a way better space saver so I can fit more in the fridge.

  6. Sarahmary
    / 11:16 pm

    Ecopocket Starter Set (3 Pack) is the perfect sizing for my many snacks that my hubby and enjoy while we work.

  7. Karina Lee
    / 11:09 pm

    Ecopocket Sandwich Pocket would be awesome for the school lunches!

  8. Kate Slack
    / 7:20 pm

    I would use the Tall 6 Cup packs for storing left overs of chilli and stew in my freezer, we always make heaps of these in one go!

  9. Libby
    / 4:25 pm

    The tall 4 cups would be great in my fridge! I like the idea of cutting up heaps of veg in advance when I have the time and energy (new mum) and your review has convinced me they’d stay fresh in these bags!

  10. Louise
    / 3:23 pm

    I think I’d use the Ecopocket 2 Cup the most. That’s about the size of our leftovers :)

  11. Tanya C
    / 1:36 pm

    The Ecopocket Tall 8 cup size would be great for storing bulk cook ups like bolognaise sauce for the freezer. A couple of these full of different meals would make weeknight dinners so quick and easy!

  12. Belinda Short
    / 12:52 pm

    I think the 2 cup size would be good for leftovers and lunches. Plus I could start getting rid of the schamozzle that is my plastic container cupboard…. winning!!!

  13. Samantha
    / 12:25 pm

    We would use the 2 cup size the most because we are all big eaters in my house hehe

  14. Laura S
    / 12:20 pm

    The sandwich bag for my daughter’s day care!

  15. Pip
    / 8:14 pm

    I freeze a lot of meat in meal portion sizes, so I would love to try the clear two cup size!

  16. Erin
    / 4:52 pm

    The starter set would be awesome to get our household started and reduce the abundance of plastic containers in my fridge.

  17. Belinda
    / 4:46 pm

    I think the 2 cup size would be a great one. There’s always a bit of something to not throw away. A bit of salad left, a bit of a meal leftover, someone’s dinner they’ll apparently finish later. A bit of something in a bag ready for me to grab and take to work.

  18. Sara Johnston
    / 2:24 pm

    Ecopocket 6 Pack would be used the most:
    As hubby likes to take to work leftover meat such as roast!
    I cringe when he pulls out the plastic slip bags:
    ‘Containers are too much of a drag.’
    He needs to be able to eat as he drives:
    Without looking for lids before he arrives.
    Making our home eco-friendly has kicked into high gear:
    I’m forever gently coaxing my family, I fear.
    These bags would be wonderful, and put to good use:
    Plus to go shopping, the voucher gives me the best excuse!

  19. Amanda Kay
    / 2:14 pm

    I would use the eco pocket tall 4 cup for our dog food meat to hopefully stop it stinking out our fridge! We currently buy a roll of fresh dog food and slice it up into individual serves but storing them in plastic freezer bags is wasteful and messy and not at all user friendly ( they don’t store neatly and constantly rip open!)
    These would be so handy even the kids could grab an eco bag and easily help feed our fur baby without any mess, plus they would look great in the fridge and satisfy my OCD for organisation and neatness! I’m sold, and would really, really like to make a change for the better and put these through their paces!

  20. Amanda Giffard
    / 2:13 pm

    I would use the eco pocket tall 4 cup for our dog food meat to hopefully stop it stinking out our fridge! We currently buy a roll of fresh dog food and slice it up into individual serves but storing them in plastic freezer bags is wasteful and messy and not at all user friendly ( they don’t store neatly and constantly rip open!)
    These would be so handy even the kids could grab an eco bag and easily help feed our fur baby without any mess, plus they would look great in the fridge and satisfy my OCD for organisation and neatness! I’m sold, and would really, really like to make a change for the better and put these through their paces!

    • amanda giffard
      / 12:23 pm

      Sorry, for some reason my comment was posted twice, once under my Facebook name and once under my Google account!

  21. Michelle V
    / 1:58 pm

    I have been trying to make changes to the way that my family and I live, so that we are more environmentally friendly. As a result, I have been cutting down our single use plastics, recycling more, and I have grown a vegetable and herb garden too. I would use the Ecopocket 6 Cup Bags to store my freshly grown produce in.

  22. Jacky Burkett
    / 1:49 pm

    I’ve not seen these before, sound a fab idea. I think I would use the sandwich bag size – not just for sandwiches but for freezing portions of food too.

  23. Liz martin
    / 1:28 pm

    Oh my god!!!! Love love love these ….from snack fruit packets in the fridge for my 5yr old to grab to lunches for hubby….endless uses and so easy to clean.

  24. Philippa
    / 1:17 pm

    Two cup sized bag for sliced apples and berries would get a real work out in our household!

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