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ZERO-WASTE MEAL PREP

Add some R&r—that is, reducing and reusing—to your cooking and food-storage routines. These smart and stylish inventions are forces for good.

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1. Swap plastic bottles for this one beautiful glass Water Filter Pitcher. Proceeds help bring safe water to schools in need worldwide. $65 with silicone base; lifestraw.com

2. “Store leftovers in an ice-cube tray” is now classic advice. The Souper Cubes Freezer Tray, designed with a lid to keep freezer odors out, comes in ½-, 1-, and 2-cup sizes so you can keep a realistic portion of soup, sauce, or stew. $20; williams-sonoma.com

3. Walk right by single-use baggie dispensers in the veggie aisle and pack your haul in these Plastic Free Produce Bags. $15 for a set of three; uncommongo­ods.com

4. This pot lives up to the Instagram hype: The Always Pan can be a frying pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, and more. The nonstick ceramic coating is nontoxic. $145; fromourpla­ce.com

5. OXO Good Grips 8-Piece Smart Seal Glass Rectangle Container Set goes from freezer to oven to fridge to dishwasher. $30; oxo.com

6. The genius Recycled Bamboo Colander & Pour Bowl Set reserves excess water from rinsing produce and draining pasta that you can use to hydrate plants or wash floors. $30 for small, $39 for large; food52.com

7. Bee’s Wrap, made of beeswax, jojoba oil, organic cotton, and tree resin, sticks to itself and can be washed and reused. Seal up a sub, half an onion, or a bowl of salad. $18 to $19 for a three-pack; beeswrap.com

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