Reusable Stasher bags serve more purpose than your regular sandwich bag

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Why use disposable storage bags when you can use a Stasher

The average American uses 500 Ziploc bags annually. Since there are about 330 million Americans, that math doesn’t bode so well for the planet. These sandwich bags largely end up in landfills, oceans and other habitats where they don’t belong. The good news is, the problem has an easy, affordable solution — opt for a reusable baggy instead. 

Stashers are inexpensive, silicone storage bags available in a range of sizes. While it has all the standard functions of a disposable bag, Stashers have also got a few special features.

Shop: Stasher Reusable Silicone Stand-Up Bag, $20

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Not only does a Stasher make for a great snack container or packing cube, but it’s also microwave and oven-safe. The non-toxic, BPA-free bag can go in the freezer or inside your luggage since it’s TSA-approved as well. Moreover, Stasher’s patented leak-proof, “Pinch-Loc” seal makes it an ideal sous vide bag. 

A small upfront payment for a few of these means you’ve got enough storage bags for years to come without polluting the planet. Stasher sizes range from 4 ounces to half a gallon and come in a wide selection of colors so you can keep your business sorted.  

Kat Nouri founded the company to reduce waste after noticing how much she produced just from preparing her kids’ lunch. Since then, Stasher has joined 1 Percent For The Planet so that a portion of its profits go to ocean conservation organizations. By selling millions of Stasher bags, the company has prevented over 1 billion plastic baggies from entering oceans and landfills. 

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