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Sustainable methods for completely emptying food packaging


We all know the dilemma: despite careful shaking, tapping and squeezing, food packaging often still contains leftovers that are seemingly unreachable.

We show you how to empty food packaging completely using simple and effective methods. By completely emptying food waste from packaging, we not only save money, but we can also make an important contribution to reducing waste and thus promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tip #1: Empty aluminum tubes

Our 100% recycled aluminum tubes are extremely practical, but a lot of the product often remains in the folds. What is the best way to get the leftovers out of the tube?



When rolling, the contents of the tube are pushed upwards by rolling up the packaging, allowing more contents to be squeezed out. This method is particularly suitable for viscous products.

Squeeze together:

The contents are also pushed upwards when the tube is squeezed or squeezed out, but a lot of the contents remain in the resulting folds. Accordingly, this is the least effective method of emptying the entire contents of a tube.

Cross out:

By spreading the tube from the bottom upwards, the contents can be evenly distributed and completely emptied. For our tomato paste, our mayonnaise and our mustards, we recommend the spreading method, as this allows the entire contents to be squeezed out and you do not run the risk of tearing the tube by rolling or squeezing it at the edges and corners.

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Tip #2: Empty jars & bottles

Jars, bottles or squeeze bottles are often difficult to empty, especially when it comes to thicker substances such as mustard, sauces or mayonnaise. In addition to scraping the residue out of the jars and bottles with a spatula or spoon, there are also the following options:


Rinse with water:

Pour some water into the glass or bottle, swirl it well and then pour the diluted product into your preparation. The diluted product can be used as a base for salad dressings, marinades, sauces or dips.


Mix the dressing in a jar or bottle:

Leftover sauce and mustard in the jars, bottles or squeeze bottles can also be used to make dressings for salads or sauce bases for hot dishes.

By adding a little stock, a dash of vinegar and herbs, our curry mango sauce makes a wonderful dressing for a pasta salad. The garlic sauce, on the other hand, is an ideal base for a potato salad and our Asian sauce is perfect as a sauce base for rice dishes. The jar of mango balsamic mustard can also be used to make a delicious dressing for a mango and fennel salad .

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Tip #3: Creative use of jars & bottles

There are many creative ways to reuse empty food packaging such as jars or bottles.

Empty jars are perfect for storing food in the kitchen. They can be reused to store dry supplies such as spices, or to make and store your own homemade spreads, sauces, dressings or marinades.

Empty jars or bottles can also be easily transformed into vases or candle holders or used as storage containers for homemade cosmetic products such as face masks, body scrubs or lip balm. The jars can also be recycled as plant pots for small houseplants or cuttings.

With these DIY ideas, you can creatively upgrade and reuse empty jars and make an important contribution to reducing waste at the same time.


Tip for removing labels:

To completely remove labels from jars and bottles, we recommend rubbing the labels with soap and then washing them off with hot water and a sponge. The soap helps to dissolve the adhesive, while the hot water and sponge thoroughly remove the label and residue.

Kreative Verwendung von Lebensmittelverpackungen
Kreative Verwendung von Lebensmittelverpackungen
Kreative Verwendung von Lebensmittelverpackungen
Kreative Verwendung von Lebensmittelverpackungen