Sunday, January 24, 2010

Natural Wax Paper Bags-an Alternative to Ziplocks


I found these natural wax paper bags at Whole Foods a few weeks and they are my new favorite thing. Although I buy products in glass containers when they are available, too often there isn't a non-plastic option. Plastic wrap is everywhere and often unavoidable. The meat I buy at Trader Joe's, the Applegate Farms pepperoni, ketchup, mustard,cereal and cookies are all wrapped in a think coating of plastic. Not only is our over usage of plastic not good for the individual--it is also not good for the planet. And of course, when you have two kids on a gluten free diet, you seem to be taking snacks everywhere. These natural wax paper bags are the perfect solution when you need a snack size bag, but don't want to use a ziplock. I also love their warm, golden color and retro feel. I use them for sliced apples, cereal, chips and pretzels.

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4 comments:

Cannon and Kassie said...

i cannot live without these! I actually reuse them until they are falling apart. I just dump the crumbs and call it good. One box will last forever!

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Kim said...

I have been using these for a few years and love them!!!

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mymomshops said...

Great idea- I am going to check these out.

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Anonymous said...

Here's an alternative... For my daughter's snack, I use BPA-free baby containers by the First Years. See: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035FPV3I/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000FGG8TG&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=08B50SEESD0PVWG1VD6M

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