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Tupperware is better than single-use disposables. Here’s why.

Tupperware is better than single-use disposables. Here’s why.
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Tupperware is better than single-use disposables. Here’s why.

You finally ditched plastic straws – go you. But when it comes to your kitchenware and other food-related plastic items, we bet there are even more sustainable choices you can make. Take Tupperware products, for example. They’re so different from single-use plastics, glass, aluminum, and other materials. Here’s why!

Not all plastics are created equal. To live your best #NoTimeToWaste life, it’s important to understand the differences between various plastics and their impact on our planet.

Single-Use Plastic

True to its name, single-use plastic is disposable plastic that’s designed to be used once, and then tossed away. Some examples: single-use plastic cutlery, single-use plastic plates, disposable plastic straws, and more. Due to the damaging effects that single-use plastic has on the environment, many countries, and the EU, have made a move towards banning common types of single-use plastic.

Solution: Tupperware is designed to last a lifetime and gives you a wealth of replacement options to single-use plastic. That means that you can use your trusty Tupperware products over and over – even from generation to generation! What’s more, we’ll always be committed to our continuous effort to reduce waste at every step of the product lifecycle – from design to manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and recovery..(2) Find out more and find out exactly how we do this across our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle process!

Did you know:‘Tupperware plans to deliver all products to consumers in compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025.

Imitation plastic kitchenware

While there may always be lots of imitation brands at your local supermarket, the cheapest options aren’t the best. They’re often not designed to last, can break down, or worse migrate chemicals into your food!

Solution: With Tupperware, you can be sure you’re getting the very best. With over 10,000 design patents (4), we’re constantly working on creating innovative products that follow a global set of quality guidelines. That means products that are good for you AND the environment. Made to last a lifetime– our products eliminate the need for disposable containers. In our continuous search for the best materials, we’ve also found alternatives with improved performance characteristics which are BPA free, in order to replace polycarbonate.

Many Tupperware products have also won international acclaim, including Industrial Design Excellence Awards, Reddot Award, IF Seal Award, and numerous others. (5)

Did you know?: Washed at a rate of once a week for 30 years, a Tupperware product has 3.7 times less global warming potential than other comparable plastic products on the market. (6)

Aluminium Foil

While most aluminum foil is recyclable, there’s a catch: it needs to be clean. The temptation to throw it away instead of cleaning and recycling it is a common reality. Aluminum foil can hang around in landfills for around 500 years. (7) And even more alarming: the production of aluminum makes up for about 1% percent of total global emissions of carbon dioxide. (8)

Solution: Tupperware Brands is making a continuous effort to reduce waste, increase renewable energy, and limit the amount of water used to operate. Across all manufacturing facilities, it is our goal to target zero-waste to landfills by 2025. (9)


While glass is made of natural materials, it presents two limiting factors: firstly, its breakability makes it a risky option for busy kitchens or families with young children. You also don’t have as much freedom when it comes to transporting glassware to events like dinner parties or picnics based on the fragility factor, and glass tends to be heavier than metal or plastic. Not to mention, glass recycling is not nearly as energy-efficient as plastic.

Solution: Tupperware products are designed to be light and durable, making them a safe and practical option to use in the kitchen at home or at outdoor events. Most of our products are family-friendly – allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy them for years to come.

Looking for more tips and products to help you live life in true #NoTimeToWaste style? Learn about our Recycline Range today.


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