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Zip Top Reusable Food Storage Bags | Plastic-free Storage

Zip Top Reusable Food Storage Bags | Plastic-free Storage

Regular price $99.95 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly

Silicone storage bags offer several advantages over traditional plastic bags:

  1. Reusable: Silicone bags are reusable, reducing the need for single-use plastics and minimizing waste.

  2. Durable: Silicone is more durable than plastic, resisting tears, leaks, and damage, resulting in a longer lifespan for the bags.

  3. Safe: Silicone bags are made from food-grade materials, free from harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates, ensuring the safety of stored food.

  4. Versatile: Silicone bags can be used for storing, cooking, freezing, and sous vide cooking, offering versatility in the kitchen.

  5. Easy to Clean: Silicone bags are dishwasher safe and easy to clean, making them convenient for everyday use.

  6. Environmentally Friendly: Silicone is recyclable, offering a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags, which often end up in landfills or oceans.

Overall, silicone storage bags provide a sustainable, safe, and versatile solution for food storage and other household needs.

 

Brand: Zip Top
Material: 100% Platinum Silicone
Recommended Uses For Product: Cooking
Closure Type: Zipper

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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When it's time to buy new food storage containers, consider these silicone bags
  2. Best used in situations where complete air or water tightness is not critical
  3. Find a spot where to store these bags when not in use
  4. Great for storing food in the pantry or refrigerator

EMBRACE

  1. These bags are made of durable silicone. Silicone is not great but not as bad as plastics and won't emit microplastics
  2. With proper care, these bags will last for many years
  3. The stand-up feature of these bags makes them very easy to use
  4. Mostly airtight


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Standard Plastic Food Storage Container


AVOID

  1. Plastic food containers leach plastic into foods, especially oily and fatty foods
  2. These containers wear out after cycles in the dishwasher, lost lids, and wearing out to-lid latch mechanisms
  3. Once worn out they will end up in landfill because these plastics are rarely recycled
  4. Once in a landfill, these plastics will emit microplastics into waterways


Noteworthy Product Attributes

Silicone is not as bad as plastic but not perfect. These bags are a good use of this material. The material is food safe and will last for years if not decades based on product design.

Overall Sustainability Score - 80 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 10/10) - Made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 10/10) - Made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 7/10) - Costs about 3X what conventional plastic containers cost

Packaging (Score - 7/10) -  Mostly cardboard and paperboard packaging with some plastic

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Good at keeping foods sealed at the same level as plastic zip bags. Not completely airtight.

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Will likely last a decade or more

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Well suited for kitchen use with standup feature that allows easy transfer of food

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Good for storing small items. Not stackable.

Disposal (Score - 3/10) - Cannot be recycled but creates no microplastics at the end of life

Recycling (Score - 3/10) - Cannot be recycled in most municipal facilities