If you’re wondering how much plastic waste there actually is, imagine five grocery bags full of plastic trash sitting on every foot of coastline in the world. At least, that’s how National Geographic visualizes it.
Each year, 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into our oceans, disrupting the ecosystem and contributing to global warming. What’s more, America is wasting far more plastic than other countries — the average U.S. consumer uses (and discards) one plastic shopping bag a day, while Denmark shoppers use four per year, according to NatGeo data.
To cut back on plastic waste, environmentally-friendly options such as reusable straws have grown in popularity. But one other step could make a major difference: finding a replacement for the plastic bags we so often discard.
While Tupperware is great for storing leftovers, the lack of flexibility makes it difficult to store food items in tight spaces. That’s why silicone bags are such a game-changer.
Finether silicone bags have the flexibility and design of ordinary plastic bags but are reusable — and FDA approved for safe reuse—so they’re great for packing in lunches, fitting into snug spots or storing in the freezer.
Incredibly durable, these bags withstand temperatures ranging from -40 degrees F to 446 degrees F. So the bags can be used in a microwave oven, toaster, steamer, freezer and everything in between.
To ensure a tight seal, the bags come with a sealer stick, which prevents any sliver of air from leaking out, all the while keeping freshness intact.
As for cleaning, the bags can be hand-washed or placed in a dishwasher — easy as can be.
This reusable option doesn’t change any of the habits you already have when it comes to food prep and packing snacks. If anything, these bags are so much more accountable than the Ziplocs you’d buy, since there are so many proactive design details that prevent spilling or air leaks.
Reviewers are obsessed because of how easy this switch came.
“Great option instead disposable plastic bags, amazing quality, they seal perfectly and are super easy to clean, easy for the kids to open and close, great quality thick material, well made,” one happy shopper wrote.
For those who like to food prep, these bags are just as good — if not better — than any other storage option, reviewers say.
“I really liked these reusable bags,” another shopper said. “I do a lot of food prep and it holds any extras I have so that I can freeze and use for later.”
It doesn’t just work for solid foods, either.
“I love that I am using less disposable bags,” one happy user wrote. “These are wonderful. I've used them to put leftovers in like rice, soup, veggies, and I also took one along with me to hold my sandwich. I would absolutely buy these again and recommend them to family/friends.”
Upgrade your bags and save the environment in one small, incredibly easy way. Chances are, you’ll feel pretty good about it.
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