Easy swaps to save money and be greener by skipping the plastic wrap and using these more sustainable food storage options.
Reusable Zip Closure Sandwich and Storage Bags - These zip bags are a great alternative to plastic ziplock bags and can be used for cheese, fruit, veggies, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, chips, jerky, popcorn, candy, chips–the list goes on. These are made from healthy, safe, eco-friendly PEVA material that is PVC and BPA-free, these reusable snack bags are a great alternative to ziplock bags that get tossed away after using.
Reusable Zip Bags cost on average between $6 - $24, depending on the brand and size of the set.
Pro tip: Pack your snacks and veggies ahead of time, line them up in the cupboard or fridge, and grab them when you’re ready.
Reusable Food Storage Bags - The Sister Collective $6 - $24
Natural Beeswax Wraps - Beeswax wraps are another terrific substitute for single-use plastic wrap. An all-natural way to wrap fruit, snacks, and cover containers, and can be easily cleaned and reused for a year, or more. Although cellophane is eventually biodegradable, each sheet is only good for one use and cellophane production requires toxic carbon disulfide vs beeswax wraps that use all-natural cotton, jojoba oil, tree resin, and beeswax.
Beeswax Wraps cost on average between $15 - $24, depending on the brand and size of the set.
Pro tip: Rub the beeswax wrap between your hands for a few seconds to make it soft and pliable, and then work it around your item to keep it fresh.
Reusable Food Storage Bags - The Sister Collective $15 for a set of 3
Savings for you, savings for our Earth - The average family goes through close to 1,000 plastic bags and 24 rolls of plastic wrap per year, with almost all of those ending up in our landfills and waterways. Two boxes of plastic wrap, ranging from three to five dollars each, per month adds up to around nearly $90 per year. Compare that to these eco-friendly alternatives that only cost $15-$24 and can be washed and reused for a full year. Seems like a simple and easy swap to be a little more green!
Just think of the positive impact we could all have if each of us used these options instead of throwing away plastic wrap and zip baggies.
Small Changes x's Many = A Big Impact