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Making the case for reusable silicone food storage bags

Making the case for reusable silicone food storage bags

Making the case for reusable silicone food storage bags 
The average American family uses 500 Ziploc bags every year. If all those bags are thrown away, that quickly adds up to a massive amount of plastic going into local landfills and incinerators. Reusable silicone food storage bags are a better choice than plastic throw-away bags. Silicone is arguably more environmentally friendly than plastic in kitchen applications. Plastic is not as hardy or long lasting as silicone is and silicone is more inert that plastic, which means it has a lower chance of leaching chemicals into food when used for food storage. Stasher, while somewhat pricey, are some of the best reusable bags out there. They’re colorful, come in multiple sizes, and the best part, they’re dishwasher safe! Nearly all reusable food storage bags are dishwasher safe, along with microwave and freezer safe too. Other brands like Rezip and Xomoo are worth checking out too. And, if you’re not ready to make the full commitment, compostable or paper sandwich bags are a fantastic (and more eco-friendly) alternative to plastic Ziploc bags.

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Aslan Brewing Company, a member of Sustainable Connections, is based in Bellingham, WA and was founded in 2012. From the beginning, every decision the Aslan founders made was through the lens of sustainability. When Aslan opened its brewpub doors in May of 2014, team members focused on crafting world-class beer with local ingredients and low-impact…

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

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