Reliable Glass Storage in the Kitchen: Kick Plastic with Wean Green
After learning more about plastics (and especially how heating plastics can lead to nasty chemicals leaking), I’ve made a pledge to start replacing plastics with sustainable alternatives … starting with my kitchen.
Wean Green is a Canadian company “dedicated to providing parents with safe and environmental baby products that fit into every parent’s diaper bag.” Their eco-tempered glassware is targeted for parents and children, but can work wonders for anyone that wants eco-friendly alternatives to plastic storage in their kitchen. Made of recycled and sustainable glass, you can have a clean conscious from buying these, too. (They’re made from sand, limestone & soda ash which are recyclable forever, long after yore finished with them.)
Wean Green products are portable, leak-proof, and safe to transfer from heat to freezer. Safe from chemicals & breakage-proof, you can pack it in kid’s lunches or store homemade baby food (which is how they’re advertised).
Wean Green sent me a sample “Back 2 School” set in Pea (green), which included a 150 ML Wean Tub, 120 ML Square Lean Cube & a 490 ML Lunch Cube. Since no tiny humans are lucky enough to have me for a mother, I decided to try them out for my own lunches.
The products are perfect for all members of the family, not only kids. The Square Lean Cube & Wean Tub are both perfect for lunch snacks. I was able to stash pistachios in the Wean Tub, Kale Chips (which I shared with my happy co-worker) in the Lunch Cube, and a couple treats of pb-filled pretzel in the Square Lean Cube. The lids are extremely sturdy and easy to snap on, as well – It’s not awkward to close them unlike other flimsy varieties I’ve tried. Packing those little snacks with a few pieces of fruit and a ‘main course’ for lunch keep me satisfied from leaving the house before 7 and returning 12 hours later.
Overall, the products are a great choice for all members of the family. Unsure if their glass is actually break proof? I’m a huge klutz and dropped the container on day 1 of my trial… and it didn’t even scratch. They have various sizes and packages available so you can mix and match your lunches each week. Plus, the pieces are small enough that I can fit them nicely in my Built lunch bag.
Unfortunately Wean Green hasn’t made it into any Philly stores yet, but their products are available from their website. Also, you can search for Wean Green on Amazon (and skip the shipping charge with their Super Saver Shipping deal).
Readers, have you tried Wean Green or any new glassware?