Thursday, March 12, 2015

To reuse or not to reuse...REUSE!

Why use reusable bags?

I can think of many reasons and very few why nots. I know I have posted on similar topics of plastic reduction but I wanted to again touch the topic with a specific product.

  • Economical...not buying waste and they last, plastic baggies can add up and these bags will last a long time making their cost (if on sale) well worth the initial investment!
  • Environmental...saving landfills, oceans, and earth from plastic debris. 
    • some sites claim that each reusable bag is equal to 500 plastic bags
    • many schools/care centers are going waste free lunches and this is a great waste reducer!
  • Many uses...snacks, sandwiches, toiletries, toys, crayons, legos, puzzles, etc...
  • Great gift... when unsure what to gift, these are great, with so many uses they will be loved
  • Healthy...keeps chemical components of plastic away from your food/snacks
  • Easy to clean (they recommend hand washing, but I wash in my washer and tumble air dry!)

For 4 years I have been using Itzy Ritzy "Snack Happens" bags for everything from snacks to holding items for restaurant entertainment to individual holders for lego sets or puzzles till we find the box!  They are lined with a water resistant BPA free material that is durable, easy to clean, and did I mention the cutest outside patterns ever!

They are always running great deals from bundles to flash sales. Sign up for emails to save more and 'like' and 'follow' them on social media for giveaways and special sales.

Snacks I pack (for suggestions):
  • Pretzels, Chips, Goldfish, Crackers
  • Applesauce pouches
  • Cheese- slices and cubes
  • Veggies
    • carrots, tomatoes, celery (not a big hit around here LOL!), bell pepper strips
  • Fruits
    • grapes, apples, oranges, bananas, mango, pears, plums, peaches, etc..
    • berries were a bit tricky they can leak if smashed as the bags are not waterproof
  • Sandwiches

Great for traveling snacks (airplanes, cars, trains), great for activities (coloring supplies, stickers, legos, small toys), toiletries when you travel (each family member has their own bag easy to identify if you order different patterns.

Check out their other lines for even more reusable ways to save money, frustration, and be a good steward of the earth all the while!

**This is a non-sponsored blog post. I was not compensated in any fashion for this post nor am I affiliated with Itzy Ritzy other than a consumer. These honest opinions are my own**

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