There are numerous reasons why we should ditch plastic when wrapping and storing food (well, we must try to forsake using plastic altogether). First and foremost, it is harmful to our environment. We have heard and read about how plastic is contributing to polluting our ecosystem. We should start at home in trying to limit the usage of plastic and we could start by trying to find ways on how we could reuse and recycle.
Fortunately, there are now manufacturers who have acknowledged the benefits of using reusable products. When it comes to wrapping and storing food, sustainable products are the way to go.
Reusable Storage Bags Are Versatile
When you use reusable storage bags, you don’t have to worry when you want to heat your food. You could just pop them in a microwave. You could also just put them in a dishwasher and you would not need to think about it is safe to put in a microwave or dishwasher, especially the silicone ones because they are durable and built to be reused numerous times. As opposed to using plastic, reusable food bags would not stain. You would not find yourself with plastic containers yellowing or with embarrassing stains that you would not want to use in public.
Reusable Storage Bags Come in Various Sizes
Not all of us have giant-sized refrigerators that we often find ourselves in dire need of refrigerator space. With reusable storage bags, this would not have to be an issue anymore. Since these reusable bags come in various sizes, smaller bags could be used when the food you need to store is lesser in quantity, so you would be able to save space, instead of using same sized containers.
Reusable Storage Bags Are Leakproof
Unless you purchase the expensive plastic containers, you could never be sure that they are leakproof. At least with reusable storage bags, you are sure that they would not leak or spill. You could also use these bags when you pack your lunch or when you go for a picnic or a trip to the beach. You could store soup, cut up fruits and sauces in them.
Reusable Storage Bags Have Other Use
In spite of how they are called and marketed, reusable storage bags could also be used as an ice pack for bruises, muscle pains, or when you or someone in the family is feeling feverish. It could also provide temporary relief when someone is sunburnt.
You could also store snacks on them and use them in places where you are not allowed to snack or bring one because they don’t make crinkly noise. You could even store herbs inside the bags and they would last longer because there is no moisture getting inside the bag.
Reusable storage bags are also ideal for organizing your pantry. You could store rice, cereals, beans, etc. The bags also come in different colours and designs so you would have fun organizing especially after seeing how your pantry looks like after arranging them.