Use reusable snack bags for a more eco-friendly lifestyle

Use reusable snack bags for a more eco-friendly lifestyle

July 5, 2019 0 By Ellie Wendt

This month is Plastic Free July! A month dedicated to raising awareness and informing people on ways they can reduce single-use plastic waste every day. One easy way to maintain a more eco-friendly lifestyle is by using reusable snack bags.

 

 

Snack bags are a necessity in my everyday life. Packing homemade lunches and snacks is how I get through the workday. But packing a disposable, single-use plastic sandwich bag was utilizing a ton of plastic.

 

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year. Only 1 percent of those plastic bags are returned for recycling. By taking the time to purchase and use reusable bags you are eliminating the possibility that that plastic will end up as litter on the earth as well as in our oceans.

 

My favorite brand of reusable bags to use is Plant Wise. They sell snack bags that are made out of FDA food safe material and are lined with cloth on the outside. Bags are easy to clean and are even microwave and dishwasher safe. I bought mine on Amazon. 

 

This is just one of many ways you can live simpler and maintain an eco-friendly lifestyle without the inconvenience and massive spending.