With the increased use of grocery bags and reusable straws, many Britons have become aware of the undesirable waste left behind after using plastic items that can’t be reused. For instance, plastic sandwich bags are thrown away immediately after a snack. To save the planet, you should try reusable food bags and containers – like our all-time favourite, the LunchSkins reusable 2-pack bag set.
These reusable bags are essentially dishwasher safe, which makes them easier to wash and reuse for your lunch or snacks when carrying that delicious lunch to school or work. Also, there are a few other brands out there that are creating reusable storage bags ranging from the fun patterns to the classic plastic bag outlook. These are great products for holding different supplies like snacks when on the go.
It isn’t surprising that some of the food containers you find out there are frustrating to clean, difficult to use, and awkward sizes. To perfectly streamline your sacks, we spent time testing some of the best reusable food bags and containers to determine those that are easier to use and holds up perfectly.
Below are the best reusable food bags and containers we tested & ranked:
LunchSkins 2 Pack Bag
This lunchskins bag features a Velcro seal and kitschy patterns; it really surprised me since I wasn’t sure whether it would keep the fruits fresh for long. Out of all the bags we tested, Lunchskins 2 is the only bag that had temperature protection, which makes it perfect for keeping your lunch throughout the day. You can absolutely find this on Amazon UK, which has headquarters here in London so you should not expect any problems or whatsoever.
- Dishwasher safe
- Ideal size for sandwiches
- Temperature protection
Rezip Lay-Flat Reusable Bag
Rezip bag’s plastic material is very versatile. It can’t just hold sandwiches, but it’s also freezer safe, dishwasher safe, and superb for placing toiletries and snacks when on the go, making it a multipurpose bag.
- Freezer safe
- Dishwasher safe
Stasher Reusable Silicone Food Bag
The silicone material used to make this bag is pretty sturdy, which gives the bag extra functions than other bags. Also, the stasher bags can be used for cooking including methods such as sous vide, and are oven safe. It’s a great bag for holding small toiletry items and various snacks while on the go.
Bring your own lunchbox to cut plastic waste, says charity. (2019, May 13). BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48258739
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