Have you ever lost the lid to your favorite Tupperware container? What about the lid to a juice decanter? Are you tired of putting tin foil or saran wrap over your pitcher of ice tea in the fridge? If you answered YES to any of these questions, here’s a great GREEN way to use and reuse — CoverMate Covers. Think shower caps for food and drink containers! CoverMate covers are food grade compliant BPA- and PVC- free and can fit over any sized bowl, ramekin, platter and food storage container no matter what the size. You can also use them in the microwave and they are dishwasher safe. The covers come in small, medium and large with an 8-piece variety pack costing only $1.98 and the 10-piece variety pack costing $2.79-$3.99. Purchase CoverMate at stores like Big Lots, Target, Walmart, Smart & Final, Kroger and many other venues. Visit: CoverMateCovers.com and for the store locator: CoverMateCovers.com/locator.html
reduce reuse recycle
The next time you’re headed to your favorite coffee or tea shop, remember to do something positive for the environment — bring your own reusable cup. Why? Disposable cups provided at establishments serving hot and cold beverages cannot be recycled and end up in the landfill.
Here are some simple tips to remind you to bring your own cup:
- Select a cup that fits your personality. Does the cup have a handle you like? Is it easy to use and clean? Can it be used for hot and cold liquids? Does it have a picture of your cute dog on it? Will this cup fit nicely in your car cup holder?
- Keep your cup in your car or at your desk so you remember to take it with you.
- Wash cups immediately after use, you’re more likely to use your own cup if it’s clean and ready to go.
- Give a reusable cup as a gift to your friends and family to encourage them to think and drink green!
Make your new reusable cup a constant companion or in other words, your new BFF!
–Maryann Ridini Spencer, SimplyDeliciousLiving.com