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Zero Waste Low Waste Popcorn

Zero Waste/Low Waste Popcorn (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: microwaving
  • Diet: Vegan


Try this zero waste or low waste method of making popcorn at home! It’s an easy, money saving kitchen hack to add to your repertoire using a microwave and plastic free bag. It’s comparable to air popping, as no oil or stovetop is required and you can customize seasonings to your liking.



seasoning recommendations (optional)

  • salt to taste
  • nutritional yeast
  • garlic salt
  • truffle salt
  • vegan butter flavoured coconut oil
  • any other spices of choice


  1. Add corn kernels to a reusable silicone bag or paper sandwich bag with the top folded down a few times until secure. If desired, add a touch of neutral oil and shake to coat.
  2. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, time will vary by microwave. Listen for popping and once the popping starts to slow, stop the microwave. I found best results working at 75% microwave power.
  3. Add seasoning to the bag and shake to coat. Enjoy!

Keywords: popcorn, microwave, sustainability, zero waste popcorn, low waste popcorn