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Smart Veg Storage Solutions

Reduce the need for plastic storage bags and minimize food waste with these innovative and eco-friendly ways to keep your produce fresh.
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Vegetable storage solutions

From left: Cuisipro Herb Keeper, Evriholder Avo Saver, Ecobags Market Collection, Stasher Reusable Snack Bags, OXO Good Grips Greensaver Produce Keeper

1. Maximize Your Herbs

CUISIPRO HERB KEEPER

Herbs are prone to quick spoilage if they’re not stored right. This container is designed to keep them fresh by storing them upright in an interior tray, with the stems in water. As a bonus, you can also use it for storing asparagus. $23, cuisipro.com for where to buy

2. Keep Avocados Fresh

EVRIHOLDER AVO SAVER

Any avocado toast lover knows the frustration of an overly browned half avocado. With this gadget, you simply position your halved avocado face down and tighten the strap over top to reduce air exposure, and oxidation is slowed. Another plus – it reduces the need for plastic wrap! $5, evriholder.com

3. Reuse Your Bags

ECOBAGS MARKET COLLECTION PRODUCE & BULK BAG SET

These unbleached natural cotton bags are designed to be taken with you to the farmers’ market or grocery store to pile in your produce, reducing the need for using plastic bags. As the bags are breathable, you can also use them for storing lettuce in the fridge – just lightly moisten the bags with water before adding the greens. $11.50 per set of three, ecobags.com

4. The Plastic Zip-Top Alternative

STASHER REUSABLE SNACK BAGS

Made from silicone, these bags do everything a zip-top bag can do – and much more! Unlike plastic, they’re reusable and can be heated in the oven up to 400°F or in a pot of boiling water on the stove. They’re BPA-free and available in various fun colors and sizes. $10, stasherbag.com

5. The Greens Solution

OXO GOOD GRIPS GREENSAVER PRODUCE KEEPER – 4.3 QT

Are you constantly tossing your greens because you can’t get to them in time? This greens’ storage basket is equipped with removable baskets to maintain airflow and activated carbon filters made out of coconut husks to absorb ethylene gas (which causes vegetables to spoil). The filters have to be replaced every 90 days (available for purchase on oxo.com and amazon.com). $18, oxo.com