Pause and consider the last time you used something made from plastic. Perhaps at the grocery store or in the drive-thru lane at your favorite coffee shop? Between daily activities, we end up wasting a lot of plastic each year. In fact, the average person wastes 4.4 pounds of plastic per day. Are you one of the culprits? It may be time for you to cut down on your plastic-use. Here’s how you can go plastic-free this fall.
Forget the Ziploc bags, there’s a new bag in town. Stasher bags are clean, non-toxic silicone bag that can keep your food fresh over and over again. Store frozen fruit, baked veggies, boiled potatoes, or sautéed noodles – whatever you choose, the Stasher bag can keep it fresh. For easy cleanup and reuse, pop your Stasher bag into the dishwasher along with your other kitchenware. Besides cutting down on plastic, the Stasher bag has other impressive powers, too. Since they’re made from silicone, the bags are a safer alternative to traditional plastic. What does this mean for you and your family? No more chemicals seeping into your precious foods. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Reusable grocery bags have been on the rise for years. As more states create plastic bag laws, more consumers are toting their own grocery bags. Flip and Tumble takes this to a whole new level with their reusable produce bags. Bypass the rolled green plastic bags and cut down on plastic even more. The Flip and Tumble reusable drawstring bags are the perfect vessel for carrying your beloved produce. From apples and bananas to green beans and eggplant, keep them (and the environment) clean and safe.
Busy schedules can sometimes mean eating on-the-go. Whether you’re picking up a salad in the summer or your favorite soup in the fall, make sure you’re prepared. Equipped with a fork, knife, and spoon, To-Go Ware reusable utensil kit could be what you need. It even comes with chopsticks to help you munch on your favorite sushi roll while on-the-road. To-Go Ware utensils are made from bamboo which means they won’t weigh down your bag. Best of all, they’re heat, stain, and flavor resistant so you won’t taste last week’s chili when eating your watermelon salad.
The next time you order your Triple, Venti, Soy Milk Iced Vanilla Latte from Starbucks, make sure you ditch the straw. Instead, be sure to also order yourself one of the Greens Steel stainless steel straws. From sipping iced tea to slurping down water at your favorite restaurant, we use over 500 million plastic straws every day. Since they’re so lightweight, they can’t be recycled. This means that they end up in places that they shouldn’t – like the ocean. The Greens Steel straw can cut down on the amount of plastic used and the percentage that ends up in oceans. Available in various sizes, the reusable straws help you enjoy your iced drinks without the added guilt of waste. Keep it stored in your bag or your car so it’s always in reach when running errands or grabbing a coffee.
Going plastic-free doesn’t have to break the bank (or your bags). The hardest part may be remembering to pack your plastic-saving devices when on-the-go. For consistent success, keep them stored nearby for easy access.