It’s time to ditch your plastic bags once and for all.

By Christie Calucchia
September 06, 2019
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With conversations around complex topics like climate change and sustainability happening more often lately, you may be wondering what you can do to shrink your carbon footprint and reduce waste in your day to day life. It may not seem like a lot, but simple steps like seeking reusable alternatives to products you use every day can actually make a huge difference. And if Amazon’s ranking of popular products is any indication, shopping for sustainable items is officially trending.

Case in point: According to Amazon’s Movers & Shakers” list—a compilation of products that have grown the most in sales during the past 24 hours—these Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags from WOHOME have skyrocketed in popularity by 4,436 percent.

The airtight bags are designed to keep veggies, fruit, meat, and even liquids fresh for days, whether they’re stored in the fridge or in a lunch box on the go. Made of food-grade silicone, the flexible material is free of any chemicals or fillers and is heat- and cold-resistant. Sealed with a leak-proof zipper, the bags help prevent spills and are even safe to use in the microwave or for sous vide recipes. The best part? When you’re done using them, you can easily pop them in the dishwasher, then fold them up or lay them flat for easy storage between uses—even in the tightest living quarters.

While keeping food fresh and safe to eat is definitely important, the real draw of these reusable bags is the amount of single-use plastic you can eliminate from your home by switching to them. You can use these silicone bags to replace traditional plastic bags in the kitchen, allowing you to store and pack food in an eco-friendly way.

While the six-pack of silicone food storage bags typically cost $38, they’re currently on sale for just $29 on Amazon right now. And according to hundreds of positive reviews, you don’t want to miss out on this deal. Shoppers are fans of how fresh the bags keep their food, how well they work for sous vide cooking, and the amount of plastic bags they eliminate.

“The main motivation for buying these was to stop using disposable plastic bags. Plastic is poisoning the oceans. I’m trying my best not to contribute,” one reviewer shared. “But now I’m stocking up on these simply because they store food better than anything I’ve even tried.” According to this shopper, the bags even kept half an avocado “as green as the day I cut it.”

Another customer confirmed that the bags are great for sous vide cooking. “I really love these bags, both for sous vide cooking and for storage. They are both sturdier and more flexible for sous vide cooking. The bottom shape makes them easier to load with food or even liquids,” they wrote.

Not only are the bags effective, but they’re also incredibly versatile. “They are easy to use, easy to clean and are the most convenient replacement for disposable bags! I use them for snacks, marinating meat, storing leftovers, toys, and more! They can be used for almost anything,” according to another reviewer.

Snag a set of these eco-friendly reusable silicone bags while they’re still on sale, and do your part to protect the environment while still keeping your food as fresh as possible.

To buy: $29 (was $38); amazon.com.

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