This year on Earth Day I resolved to curb our reliance on plastic baggies:
We started using plastic sandwich baggies several years ago when we joined Costco, where they are cheap and BPA-free, and found them to be incredibly convenient.
I tried to bury my feelings of guilt over the waste of natural resources and money; guilt over sending hundreds of baggies to a landfill where they’d take hundreds of years to break down.
Ugh. I feel a little sick just thinking about it.
Time for a change.
Now instead of reaching for a sandwich or snack baggy:
When we open our baggy drawer, we grab a LunchSkins Reusable Bag (BPA, pthalate, lead-free and dishwasher safe):
A friend recommended these stainless steel snack containers and I’ve been eyeing these Lunchbots containers to supplement our container storage (especially since we can’t bring glass containers to the pool and we plan to swim all summer long).
I hope to sew these washable container covers reminiscent of shower caps. (My mother-in-law has washable plastic ones like this that work great with leftovers, especially during the holidays.)
Do you have any tips or product suggestions for us? We’re excited to jump back on the plastic-free bandwagon again.