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    Yeh...this isn't a difficult one isn't it?
    I do preserve in jars in a waterbath- probably about 20 - 30 one litre jars per year. Mostly various flavours /combinations of homegrown ratatouille .
    Fruit I try to freeze in reused plastic freezer bags. Whole fruit gets put in one large freezer bag and I can take out what I need. Cooked fruit -like stewed apple- really needs new bags cos I've had a few leaking problems in the past.
    Veggies again in large freezer bags -preferably reused.
    Ready cooked dishes I freeze in Pyrex dishes with lids, then remove and stack (with greaseproof paper between them ) again in large freezer bags.
    I remember my mom getting her first freezer in the early 60s and even then it was tupperwear which was the 'go to' vessel for freezing things in. She also used to save massive ice cream tubs and I do the same with smaller ones.
    My kids save takeaway tubs for me too.

    Always up for new ideas...so keep them coming please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    A possibly pedantic point pertaining to pots.

    Using plastic again and again is (in recycling terms) re-using. Which is one r further up the virtuous list (reduce, re-use, re-cycle).

    Recycling is when the material gets squished and re-formed. Which takes energy, which is why it's less good than re-using.

    Most of our freezer stuff is in re-used takeaway boxes.
    Pedant

    My "recycling" of Morries plastic boxes uses energy too. I have to wash them out and remove the sticky labels - believe me, that's takes a lot of energy! I do it once I've finished dish washing, so it doesn't use any more hot water - so I'm reusing that.
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    I'm another one who freezes in takeout boxes they're handy, stackable and free. well given free to me from a friend.
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    Since I live on my own, I find that I use not only the takeaway boxes for freezing, but also butter and spread tubs - perfect size for one portion of a lot of things!

    If I get tempted to buy salad at work, and they do a fantastic salad bar there, I take the box home and wash it out and use it to bring my own salads to work, as well as for freezing in
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    Re-using or even better still, Re-purposing ANYTHING has got to be the best For the environment out of the usual “R’s”.

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    Re-using or even better still, Re-purposing ANYTHING has got to be the best For the environment out of the usual “R’s”.

    Kind Regards.............Rob
    Re-fusing in the first place has to be best!
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