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.