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Reusable food containers have fast become a household essential in recent years, with 82% of people actively trying to reduce how much they throw away, according to a study carried out by YouGov.
This means more and more people are turning to reusable tubs and food containers to help the environment.
Not only are they the perfect prop to use as a lunchbox for kids and adults, they are a god sent when you have leftovers, as some can be used in the microwave, or stored in the freezer.
They can also double up as storage items for your cereal, dried food, biscuits, as well as other snacks, to organise your kitchen.
As supermarkets, such as Marks and Spencer, are offering a refill scheme, which allows shoppers to use their own containers to stock up on their goods, there is an even bigger incentive to buy your own containers.
Plus food storage items are hugely popular with celebrities, including Khloe Kardashian, who prides herself on labelling each container in her pantry.
Food containers come in all shapes, sizes and materials, while some come with cutlery, others have a holder for salad dressings.
Whether you are looking for small, or larger, food containers, glass, plastic or more eco-friendly materials, there is something for everyone, and they won’t break the bank.
Shop the 10 best reusable food containers
Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Airtight Storage Containers (Set of 4) | £20 from John Lewis and Partners
Joseph Joseph’s four-piece set is not only easy on the eye, with its selection of rainbow coloured containers, but is practical too.
The airtight containers come in four different sizes - 540ml, 1.1 litre, 1.9 litre and three litre, which means it is completely leak proof, can be stored in the freezer, microwave and used in the dishwasher too.
Flip-Tite Square Storage Container | £10 from John Lewis and Partners
The Flip-Tite Square Storage Container has been hailed a “very useful and practical product”, as it has been designed with round corners, which prevents food from getting trapped in the corners.
The nifty lid mechanism ensures the container is air tight, and the lift top is ideal for those who get in a mess with lift tops or screw lids.
If that wasn’t enough these containers can be easily stacked . on top of one another, which makes for an organised home.
Brabantia Tasty+ Square Canister (Set of 4) | £26.84 (Was £30.50) from Amazon
The Brabantia canisters have received five star reviews from customers, as they are space saving, dishwasher friendly, and help to keep the contents fresher for longer.
What we love most is the set comes in different sizes, so shoppers have a selection to choose from to suit all their needs.
Lock & Lock Eco Set (Set of 2) | £8 from Argos
The Lock & Lock Eco Set is the perfect purchase for those looking for a sustainable alternative to food storage containers.
This design ticks all the boxes as it is made from 100% food grade waste plastic, plus they are suitable for the microwave, freezer and dishwasher, and promise to be completely airtight.
HapiLeap Plastic Kitchen Storage Rack | £12.99 (Was £13.95) from Amazon
The HapiLeap Storage Racks make a great alternative to classic food storage containers, as they clip onto shelves in the fridge or freezer.
Customers have praised this nifty gadget as a great space saver, especially for those who have limited shelf space.
Rectangular Glass 3 Piece Food Storage Set | £23.99 from Wayfair
This three-piece set is the perfect purchase for those who are looking for a more robust glass container, which is heat and scratch resistant.
The set comes in small, medium and large designs, all of which come with an airtight plastic lid to ensure there are no leakages.
Cameri Washable Paper Bag | £10 from Anthropologie
This Anthropologie purchase is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic food containers.
This design is ideal if you want to store your groceries on the counter, or in a larder. What we love most is they can be reused, washed and save space even when you are not using them.
MyChoice Snap-On Airtight Lid | £13.99 from Amazon
MyChoice Snap-On Airtight food containers comes complete with 10 storage boxes, which boast snap on lids, and a steam release vent so you can reheat your food safely.
This creation is not only reusable and stackable, they are dishwasher friendly, safe to use in the microwave and freezer too.
Mlife Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bag Set | £15.99 from Amazon
Reusable food storage bags are another alternative to food storage containers, and ideal if you are tight on storage space, and need a smaller container.
The Mlife bags come in four different sizes and feature a stretch lid.
Plus they have been designed to be leak proof, as well as heat and cold resistant, which means they can be used in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer - what’s not to love?
Cereal Container Storage Set | £16.97 from Amazon
For those who want to take a leaf out of Khloe Kardashian’s book, these cereal containers are for you.
The set comes complete with three food containers, four measuring spoons, as well as a chalkboard and marker pen so you can be extra organised and label the containers.
The lids are airtight to ensure the contents stays fresher for longer, so it is no surprise it has received over 85% worth of five star reviews.