Keep fruit and veggies fresh with The Swag

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It is fantastic when someone comes up with a solution for household problems that is also environmentally friendly.

The problem:

Since buying organic fruits and veggies it frustrates me even more when they end up unconsumed and rotten in the fridge. Because, let’s face it, not all of us have kids (and partners) who love their veggies. Although I have a worm farm, I still don’t like throwing food out.

That’s why I was glad to find out about The Swag.

The Swag solution:

The Swag is a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, machine washable, breathable bag. It helps your fruit and veggies stay fresher for much longer naturally.

It has three layers: the outer later which protects and hydrates but is breathable, the middle which holds most of the water and keeps moisture away from the produce, and the inner layer which protects the veggies from the moisture in the middle layer. The Swag is made of unseeded, unbleached cotton materials.

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Image from The Swag.

All you need to do is dampen the Swag with water, wring out, place the fresh veggies and fruits inside and into the crisper section of the fridge. Sprinkle the Swag with water when it gets dry. For more instructions you can check out the how-to on their site.

No plastic bags. No food waste. Non toxic.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

One lucky Her Collective winner will get a set of Swag bags from the clever people at The Swag. All you have to do is tell us your best tip on how to stop food wastage.

For Australian residents only. Competition closes December 2, 2016. Check here for full terms and conditions.

Disclosure: We received a sample for this post. And also, it is awesome.

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14 Comments

  • What a fabulous idea! I absolutely hate food waste – waste of money, waste of resources. When we have a few items that are starting to get a bit iffy, we blitz them up in the Bellini and seperate into small bags for freezing. They become my vegie smugglers that end up in Bolognaise, burgers, lasagnes etc. Works for everything from Lettuce, to mushrooms, to celery and can add up to 1-2 extra portions in meals when used later.

    • My fruit and vegetables are a hit and miss for keeping fresh at my place, my tip is a weekly cook up of all the veges – be it a quiche or slow cooked sausages and vegetables and like always they are the best meals!

  • Love these!! Menu planning all the way. It’s the best way to ensure you only buy what you need and if there ever is anything left over at the end of the week you can just make sure you use them in up in your menu plan for the following week.

  • I would absolutely love a swag to keep my fruit and veg delivery fresh all week. I menu plan and have a few good recipes that use up all those leftover veg into kids treats or veg pasta sauce. A quick cook up can clear my fridge for the next box!

  • We use all our leftovers in new meals. Bones for broth, or to one of our dogs. The dogs love a variety of fruit and veg, so im glad the leftover leftovers go towards making our furry family members healthier

  • These have so much swag.
    Tip for stopping food go to waste: boil what’s left at the end of the week and call it soup. Add some spices and maybe a cut of meat or chicken and it’s a great soup and no one will notice that most of the vegetables are old. You’ll never need to throw fresh food out

  • I don’t have food wastage problems my partners takes leftovers for work lunch or I blitz it for my baby boy

  • I meal plan and we regularly have hunt and gather night (first in best dressed on the leftovers and frozen meals) to help clean out the fridge before bin day. Other than that, if we miss something before it goes bad, the dogs, the chickens or the compost get to have it.

  • Keep an eye on what’s in the fridge regularly & monitor what’s getting a bit long in the tooth. Don’t just buy food for the sake of buying it. Buy what you think you need & will use- food wastage is one of my pet hates!

  • Buy what you need for the week. Living with a small fridge, this is how I did it and we had little to no wastage at all!

  • I reduce food waste by buying “odd bunch” and “imperfect picks” from the supermarket. As most food waste is wasted by the producer and supermarkets (who have high cosmetic standards for foods) before it even gets to the consumer

  • I try not to overstock the fridge and pantry and keep things neat and tidy, so I know what I have and what needs to be used up first.

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