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A Perfect Zero Waste Bread Bag To Keep Your Bread Fresh And Plastic-Free

Today, we’re going to offer you some tips and tricks on how you can store your bread in the freezer — the eco-friendly way!

Not only is this better for the environment, but this will also ensure that your bread remains delicious and fresh without any extra hassle.

You can also use these methods to store your bread outside as well — to make sure it keeps longer and doesn’t attract any unwelcome visitors either.

Let’s get to it!

1. Parchment Paper – Most Convenient Method

1. Parchment Paper - Most Convenient Method

Baking parchment paper is a great way to freeze bread without using plastic! And most of us have a roll of it in our kitchen ready to go.

You can wrap several slices of the dough or an entire loaf, and it will hold up well for at least three months in your freezer.

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2. Beeswax Wrap – Most Eco-Friendly Alternative

2. Beeswax Wrap - Most Eco-Friendly Alternative

Whenever you have extra bread or anything else to put in the freezer that needs keeping fresh, use a wax wrapper!

They’re really handy and can last years if taken good care of. Plus, you can use wax paper to wrap up your lunch, use them as lids, and much more.

Just remember to always wash your wraps by hand with cold water right away – as hot water can ruin them.

We particularly like this 15 pack of beeswax wraps which also include silicone food storage bags and silicone lids.

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3. Paper Bag – Great Way to Avoid Unnecessary Waste

3. Paper Bag - Great Way to Avoid Unnecessary Waste

You can put bread in a paper bag, and freeze it easily.

While paper items aren’t sustainable if you are treating them as single-use items, this option is okay for now but once all of your bags are finished then I would recommend freezing differently or starting fresh with new ones.

4. Linen Bread Bag – Most Eco-Friendly Alternative

4. Linen Bread Bag - Most Eco-Friendly Alternative

A cotton or linen bag is the most straightforward method to use. You can reuse it over and over again and simply wash it in between uses.

They are also to keep handy as a shopping or toiletries bag as well as for freezing or storing your bread.

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5. Glass Tupperware Containers – Great for All Types of Storage

5. Glass Tupperware Containers - Great for All Types of Storage

If you already have some plastic or glass containers at home, use them also for freezing or storing your bread!

These are super convenient, as they won’t cause your loaf to lose its shape or get damaged in any way.

If you’re planning on buying new ones, we highly recommend these glass containers which will not only last longer but are also better for the environment, too.

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Freezing Bread Without Using Plastic – FAQ

Freezing Bread Without Using Plastic - FAQ

How to Buy Plastic-Free Bread?

The best way to avoid unnecessary plastic waste is to avoid buying bread that’s packaged in plastic in the first place.

You can do so by buying bread straight from the bakery.

If you’ve always been buying your loaf at the supermarket, why not give a local bakery a try? Not only are you supporting a local business, but you have so many delicious alternatives to choose from.

You could also try your hand at baking a few loaves at home too, there are many great recipes you can find online, like this easy plain flour bread recipe.

Then all you need is to bring your own reusable shopping bag or a linen zero waste bread bag — and voila!

No plastic is necessary.

Can You Freeze Bread In a Paper Bag?

Yes, you can freeze bread in a paper bag. The key is to make sure the bag is sealed tightly so that the bread doesn’t get freezer burn. And don’t forget to label the bag with the date so you know how long it’s been in the freezer!

What Is a Bread Bag Made Of?

Unfortunately, plastic. Most bread bags are made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is a type of plastic that is not easily recyclable.

Some bread bags are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is a type of plastic that can be recycled, but most recycling centers do not accept bread bags. A few bread bag manufacturers are starting to make their bread bags out of biodegradable materials, such as cellophane or cornstarch, but these materials are not yet widely available.

How To Store Homemade Bread Without Plastic?

Bread can be stored without plastic by wrapping it tightly with a cloth or paper towel, then placing the wrapped bread into an airtight container. This will help keep the bread moist and mold-free. Bread should last for about one week this way, but you’ll need to replace the cloth or paper towel every few days due to sweat absorption (which makes it smell).

It’s also possible to put your homemade bread in smaller containers like mason jars or small Tupperware dishes; however, these methods may not be as effective at preventing moisture loss from the surface of your loaves since they don’t form an airtight seal like larger containers do.

How To Make a Linen Bread Bag?

Answer:

There are a few ways to make a linen bread bag. One way is to sew two rectangles of fabric together, leaving a hole for the bread to come out. You can also hem the top and bottom of the bag, making it more sturdy. Another way is to fold the fabric in half and then sew three sides together, leaving the top open. This makes for a slightly less sturdy bag, but it’s easier and faster to make. Whichever method you choose, be sure to reinforce the seams with either stitching or iron-on tape.


We love hearing about the clever ways people freeze and store their bread. Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below, and thanks for reading!
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