I have a new favorite product that I have to share! Some of my mama friends have been using them for months and I finally jumped on board. Stasher offers reuseable silicone bags as an alternative to things like Ziploc bags. Their mission is to provide a reusable alternative to disposable plastic baggies and single use plastic containers. Stasher is made of pure platinum silicone that is made from natural resources — primarily sand. They're microwave and dishwasher safe and you can even cook in the,. The bags are 100% plastic and BPA free with no fillers. I also love that they come in a variety of gorgeous colors! They are great for food storage at home, and especially great when packing food and snacks for kids on the go. If your kids are anything like mine - we always have snacks with us!
Check out their products here!
Plus, if you go to their website and take the plastic-free pledge, you will be sent a 20% discount via email for your next purchase!
Here are some ways we are trying to reduce waste in our household:
- avoiding the purchase of paper towels and paper napkins
- using cloth napkins
- using dish cloths/dish towels in the kitchen
- mason jars for food storage
- Stasher bags instead of one use plastics
- air/line drying clothes
- food compost
- sorting garbage and recycling
- reusable bento boxes in lunch kits
- shopping second hand
Here are some ways kids love to be involved in reducing our waste:
- taking the recyclables to the bin on our porch
- taking out the recycling bin on pickup day
- folding washcloths to use as hand/face wipes after meals
- folding dish towels/dish cloths/cloth napkins
As a family, we still have things to learn and improve on when it comes to reducing waste and living a more plastic free life but the steps we've taken so far have been great!
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