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Save Money + Reduce Plastic Waste

Posted on by Danielle Gutherie

Save money on your groceries and be more green by skipping single-serving snacks at the grocery store.

Instead of buying the single servings and snack sizes, buy regular size, or even bulk, and your cost per ounce will be much lower, saving you lots of money in the long run.

How to Pack 
Each Sunday, put a weeks’ worth of snacks in reusable containers. It makes lunch packing easier, saves time assembling lunches, and keeps single-use plastic containers out of our landfills and oceans. 

What to Use
Reusable Sandwich Bags 
These are a great alternative to plastic zip bags and can be used for fruit, veggies, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, chips, jerky, popcorn, and chips. Line them up in the cupboard or fridge and grab them when you’re ready.

Aside from the grocery savings, the average family spends about $144 on zipper sandwich bags each year, with almost all of those ending up in the landfills. Compare that to a set of bags that costs you $10 - $24 and can be used for years.

reusable zip bags organized

Reusable Zip Closure Storage Bags  $10 - $24

Made from healthy, safe, eco-friendly PEVA material that is PVC and BPA-free,  these reusable snack bags are a great alternative to ziplock bags that get tossed away after using. Shop Now

Reusable Beeswax Wraps 
Another easy, eco-friendly solution for wrapping fruit and other snacks are all natural beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap or plastic zip bags. 
Although cellophane is eventually biodegradable, each sheet is only good for one use and cellophane production requires toxic carbon disulfide vs beeswax wraps which use all natural cotton, jojoba oil, tree resin and beeswax.

Beeswax wrap food covers
Natural Beeswax Wraps $14
Beeswax wraps are a terrific substitute for single-use plastic wrap. They are an eco-friendly way to store fruit, cheese, sandwiches and snacks, and can be easily cleaned and reused for a year, or moreShop Now

Recycled Jars
Another way to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen is to reuse your baby food jars and mason jars. We like to use ours for rice, beans, nuts, dried fruit, salad dressing - the list goes on and on.

reusable jars in the kitchen
photo credit: Gareth Hubbard via Unsplash  
How do you like to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen?

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