3 Reusable Replacements for Zip-Top Plastic Bags

Skip the single-use plastic and store your snacks in these top-rated bags instead.

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April 17, 2020

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A few years ago, it would have seemed impossible to store your food or pack a lunch without single-use products like plastic bags and wrap. Today, companies have become more eco-conscious by producing reusable solutions for everything from straws and cups to sandwich and grocery bags. And these products not only help out the environment, but they end up saving you money in the long-run, too. We’ve tested out a few different replacements for plastic storage bags over the past year, and have found a few that offer both proper functionality as well as being reusable. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly storage or something that can be used in both the freezer and the microwave, we’ve got an option fit for you.


These silicone storage bags can handle just about anything in the kitchen and beyond. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’ll find luck searching for a vessel for large pantry staples as well as small, daily snacks. The stand-up bags are perfect if you have a large amount of beans or pasta to store in the pantry, and the pocket bag is ideal for the perfect serving of nuts. But don’t worry, they also have everything in between suitable for sandwiches, produce and leftovers.

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Keeper bags have the same variety as Stasher but ring in at a fraction of the cost. We’ve used both brands, and (while we love the quality of the silicone of Stasher bags the most) we found these to be handy around the kitchen and great for storing leftovers, freezing produce and keeping our refrigerators organized.

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We love the fact that these reusable bags, which don an assortment of fun and quirky patterns, come with a zipper. Most reusable bags can be hard to seal, and, if you’re packing a lunch for your kid, you don't want to mess with anything accidentally spilling in transit. Opt for these easily sealed bags, which come in a set of three, so you are set with enough storage for an entire meal.

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