Did you know that we produce just about 200 million tonnes of plastic each year? – And the numbers just keep on growing!
On the slightly brighter side, more and more people, big corporations, and organizations are becoming aware of this and are taking more measures and steps to reduce plastic waste.
At Trash Backwards, we are crazy about all things zero-waste and zero-plastic. So when we heard about the different reusable plastic food wraps and bags, we had to write an article about it!
Single-use sandwich bags and wraps are consumed and disposed of daily, and 90% of them end up on our landfills and oceans. Lucky, there are plenty of reusable alternatives that aren’t just more sustainable but look pretty cool too! Plus, you’ll be saving more money in the long run.
Many of these wraps and bags are made of reusable materials such as stainless steel, silicone, fabric, beeswax, and parchment.
So, read on to see the top 5 reusable food wraps that will keep your food fresh!
Plastic Free Lunch Bags Food Storage
The SPLF reusable bags work very well as food storage bags, and one of these can save up to 300 disposable bags!
The reusable bags are genuinely green and don’t contain harmful materials like PVC, chloride, or BPA. I like that they are leak-proof and come with a double seal enclosure to seal in the freshness.
You can easily pop these in the freezer, and the bags are ideal for freezing and preserving food for long periods.
Lastly, to clean the reusable bags, you simply place them in the dishwasher or hand wash them under cool or warm water. Keep in mind that the SPLF reusable bags aren’t designed for storing hot foods, nor can they be put in the microwave.
Reusable Sandwich Bags Snack Bags
The ANLOMI reusable bags are pretty versatile and come with many uses.
Featuring cute designs in various color tones, these fabric snack bags are ideal for keeping your lunch fresh – in style!
The bags are made out of cotton that’s lined with polyester. Keep in mind since the bags are made out of fabric, they aren’t totally airtight, meaning they aren’t best for storing long-term food items like popcorn or crackers.
You can check out the best reusable food storage containers to keep your snacks fresher for much longer!
Other than that, the reusable bags are washing machine friendly and dishwasher-safe. Plus, they’re great for other purposes too, like storing art supplies or other household goods – I like them for home organization.
Nordic By Nature 4 Pack – Reusable Sandwich Bags
The Nordic 4 pack lunch bags keep your food fresh and insulated for longer.
The bags are phthalate-free, non-toxic, and completely food safe. In the pack, you’ll also get one large sandwich bag as well as two extra-large ones and a single snack bag.
You can choose from various cute designs and color options, so your kids can pick the ones they like best. Nordic also sells matching lunch bags- so you can get the whole set.
Once you’re done with the bags, simply throw them in the washing machine, or dishwasher to use again!
Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bag
Let’s check out some reusable silicone food storage bags!
The natissy silicone lunch bags are made out of 100% pure food-grade silicone and don’t contain any toxic chemicals, BPA, or anything else that’s harmful to our environment.
Silicone is also a lot more durable, meaning these baggies will last you years and years – saving you more cash in the long run!
I like that I can pop these into the freezer to store food overnight, and since they are transparent, I can use them to organize my freezer and fridge. Plus, in the set, you’ll also get a reusable organic cotton bag where you can store your bread, flour, or grains.
And the best thing about silicone bags is that they are so easy to wash after! You can run them under some warm water and clean them with soap (check out our piece on the best plastic-free dish soap!) Or you can also put them through the dishwasher.
HUNNYBEEE Beeswax Reusable Food Wraps
Lastly, we have the HUNNYBEEE beeswax food wraps.
The wraps are ideal for wrapping up some sandwiches for a long road trip, or you can use the wraps as covers for containers and jars.
The beeswax food wraps are made out of organic cotton, ethically harvested beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. The packaging is also made out of 100% recycled paper – which is a bonus in our book!
You can wrap anything in these food wraps, including cheese, fruit, and veggies. The wraps also come in various cute designs and would make a nice gift to introduce someone to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
How To Clean Reusable Food Wrap?
Reusable food wraps and bags are super easy to care for.
For the silicone or beeswax wraps, simply run them under warm or hot water with mild soap, or you can pop them into the dishwasher as well. The fabric lunch bags can also be washed by hand or you can throw them in the washing machine or even the dishwasher.
After washing, let them air dry; due to their small size, they should be ready to use in an hour or two.
If in doubt, it’s always good to check out the manufacturer instructions to be on the safe side.
Did you like our alternatives to plastic food wraps? Which is your favorite type of reusable lunch bag? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!
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Last update on 2021-06-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API