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How to keep your vegetables fresh for two weeks

Keeping your veggies fresh for two weeks has up until now seemed like a pipe dream for those of us for who fresh produce is a must.

Well, all that is about to change thanks to a nifty – and super simple – invention by a Sydney local whose passion for freshness turned into a large step in the right direction, by the name of Peita Pini.

Her creation known as affectionately Australian-ly as ‘The Swag‘, is taking veggies and prolonging their little lives by anywhere up-to two weeks by simply providing them the right circumstances to not go off in your fridge.

When you take into consideration that , shockingly, Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags each year and throw away $8 billion worth of edible food every year, it’s something that is in dire need.

Of all the food turfed by Aussies, an enormous $2.67 billion is fresh produce, which is sad when you think that with a Swag, veggies almost never reach a point where they need to be thrown before you have the chance to eat them. Everyone needs one!

Combine that with the overuse of plastic shopping bags to keep things in and carry things around in – that’s over 10 million new bags being used every day, FYI – these Swags couldn’t have come soon enough.

In the era of a push to green consciousness and to not be a dick about the Earth, taking care of it and stop polluting for no apparent reason, what The Swag offers for home cooks and grocery shoppers is unprecedented and does something no one has been able to achieve thus far.

The average Australian household throws away over $1,036 of food each year, equating to over 4,000,000 tonnes of food each year. This equates to 523kg per household, which is the same weight as just over 5 average size fridges.

Do your bit and cut the wastage by getting your own Swag right here.

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