Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Single Use?

I've got a cupboard-full of  lunch boxes.  Well when I say a cupboard-full I'm exaggerating since I tidied my home Japanese style.  And it remains neat and in order to this day.  Still life changing by eliminating daily niggles.  I'd heartily recommend it.   So there's now just two funky bespoke containers with multiple compartments in my lunch box storage area in my kitchen island.   But their usefulness, and therefore their existence in my home, may have to be reviewed soon.  For invariably when I pack midday nibbles I use a box, just like this one.

I've had it for nearly two years since my brother and his wife stayed in my home whilst we were away.  There was leftover ice cream in the freezer, a thing that wouldn't happen on my watch.  It got demolished PDQ  when we returned from holiday and I saved the container. I love it for my lunch.  Why?  Well because it's nice and slim and fits into my handbag.  Unlike a lot of single use plastic it's extremely robust and snaps shut tightly.  But my favourite feature has to be that domed lid.   It can hold a big piece of fruit, cake and all my savoury bits and pieces without anything getting squished.  I found a colleague on one of the wards using the same box.  She sung its praises too.  It's one of those occasions when a seemingly worthless recycled item has the potential to become a really rather loved object.


11 comments:

  1. And you have just encapsulated the whole ethos of recycling/upcycling in that story. What a great use of something that previously would have been binned. Shame you had to force yourself to eat the ice cream 😘

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  2. Any box with multiple compartments is good for storing craft things.
    Arilx

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  3. I have quite a lot of Président soft-butter boxes which are ideal for storage of my haberdashery items.

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  4. My dad sent us some of his wonderful xmas cakes in one of those, from Devon. We use it all the time here is Scotland. It’s ace

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    1. What a great idea. One of my loaf cakes might fit.....! xxx

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  5. While I applaud your uses for the Kelly box (could it become iconic, like Hermes' Kelly bag, ha ha!) my only grouse is that we buy this ice cream all the time and there are just so many boxes we can put to good use, the rest must be thrown away and yet we can't recycle black plastic. A pity, therefore, that Kelly's done make the same style box in white rather than black plastic. The ice cream would be the same, but manufacturers seem to think we love to see food set against shiny black, it makes it look better.
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowlingl.com

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    1. An excellent thought. I've only got one Kelly ice cream tub and have never bought it myself. My preference is for the cardboard tubs although with my increasing knowledge I expect that they're coated with some sort of non biodegradable plastic film. xx

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