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  • Writer's pictureValinda

Eco-Friendly Storage Solutions: Sustainable Alternatives to Ziploc Bags

Updated: Mar 27

Ziploc bags are very convenient. They can be easily used all around the house, especially in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless:

  • Storing bulk food.

  • Taking sandwiches to work, school, or on a picnic.

  • Storing leftovers in the refrigerator.

  • Freezing food.

  • Keeping in place all the little things that like to get lost somewhere in our home (think about kids' toys, jewelry, screws, etc.).

But the main problem is that many people use Ziploc bags only once and then throw them away, again and again, every single day. And over time, it is turned into an enormous amount of plastic bags in landfills (or, even worse, in the oceans).

On the other hand, yes, Ziploc bags can be washed and reused, but if you use them for storing something sticky, it is complicated to clean them properly, and they again end up in the trash.

If you are pursuing a zero-waste lifestyle, then Ziploc bags are definitely not something you should have in your household, yet, what are the alternatives?