A single-use plastic sandwich bag takes around 1,000 years to biodegrade. There are many reusable alternatives that will make it so you never have to buy another Ziploc sandwich bag again. From beeswax wraps to Stasher Bags to Mason Jars, there are some awesome, zero waste options to choose from!

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For Lunches: 

Stasher Silicone Food Bag: 

My personal favorite! These reusable silicone pouches are microwave and dishwasher safe with the ability to steam fish and vegetable right in it! Click hereto check them out.

Beeswax Wraps: 

These wraps seem so natural and they can be morphed into any shape or size! Learn how to make them here. It is super quick and easy!

Metal Lunchbox: 

These tiffin boxes are easy, durable and very trendy. They are easy to toss a lunch in and throw in the car. No more mushy PB & J’s for lunch!

Mason Jars: 

These are durable, easy to prepare and so pretty to whip out at lunch. Mason Jars are awesome for lunch salads, overnight oats, noodle cups, and so many more options. Here is a page with a bunch of recipes!

For Storage: 

Stainless Steel Storage Containers:

 Stainless steel is a great, plastic-free option. Stainless steel is durable and lasts forever.

Mason Jars: 

It’s very easy to toss the leftovers of your meals in a jar and grab it the next day!

Pyrex Dishes:

These glass containers are the most efficient in the fridge. You can actually turn up your fridge temperature by one degree when using glass storage containers. They are easy to use, clean and microwave. They’re the best for leftover meals!

All-time Favorite:

Stasher Silicone Food Bag 

BPA-free, Stasher Bags can be tossed in a lunchbox, frozen, microwaved, thrown in the oven, and washed in the dishwasher to be reused over and over again. There are hundreds of recipes that can be made right in these bags- from steaming salmon and veggies in the microwave to baking cookies in the oven! These bags are amazing and will save you so much money in the long run.

There are lots of fun, reusable alternatives to single-use plastic bags! Give some a try! They will make your life more sustainable and save you money in the long run.

Please comment below if you have questions or personal favorite alternatives!


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