PFT #34 - Ditch Plastic Sandwich Bags with the Silicone Solution

This week’s personal finance tip is about ditching the plastic sandwich bags.

It is no secret that closable plastic bags have many uses and they are convenient; however, they are typically single use so they’re just thrown in the trash.

For example, it has been suggested that the average American uses 500 sandwich bags per year - then take a family of five: that’s 2,500 bags per year. Ouch!

So what we did was switch over to silicone bags because they are durable, non-toxic, they can handle high heat and they can be cleaned in the dishwasher in addition to having a long shelf life.

So we went to Amazon and bought a two-pack set that included eight large-size bags, and 18 lunch and sandwich bags. This also included silicone bowl coverings that replaced plastic wrap.

In the end this cost us just $42 and imagine over 18 years of raising kids - that saves money but also eliminates 45,000 plastic bags from ending up in a landfill.

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Use silicone bags to replace single use sandwich bags

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