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.
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
- Pasta & rice
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!
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.
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:
- Complete the form below.
- 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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- Open to Australian residents only.
- Giveaway closes on February 18th 2019.
- Winner will be announced here after February 19th 2019.
- Game of skill, not a random draw. Your answer must be original or creative.
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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.