A single-use plastic sandwich bag takes around 1,000 years to biodegrade. They are not recyclable and hardly reusable. But, you’re in luck! There are many reusable Ziplock Bag alternatives that will make it so you never have to buy another sandwich bag again. From beeswax wraps to Stasher Bags to Mason Jars, there are some awesome, eco-friendly options to choose from!

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For Lunches: 

Stasher Silicone Food Bag: 

My personal favorite! These reusable silicone bags are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe with the ability to steam fish and vegetable right in it! They can be reused time and time again and come in beautiful colors. Click hereto check them out.

Beeswax Wraps: 

These wraps are a perfect reusable option made of all-natural ingredients. They can morph to fit any shape or size container. They can also replace saran wrap in the kitchen as well! Learn how to make them here. It is super quick and easy!

Metal Lunchbox: 

These tiffin boxes are easy, durable, reusable and very trendy. They are easy to toss lunch in,  throw in the car, and then wash later! 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 plastic-free, reusable option for any storage need. Stainless steel is durable and actually keeps your food better for longer because the metal acts as an extra coolant!

Mason Jars: 

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

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 microwavable. 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. Think of these as a silicone Ziploc Sandwich bag that comes in any size! 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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