If you’re just trying to take baby steps towards using less single-use plastic, or If you’re trying to go zero waste, finding good alternatives to Ziploc bags is an important step.
So even though some reusable alternatives to Ziploc bags are still different varieties of plastic, they are food-safe and can be reused over and over. Having them on hand will cut down your single-use plastic use dramatically!
We reached out to a bunch of brands selling reusable alternatives to Ziploc bags and we are recommending 5 alternatives to Ziploc bags that are reportedly food-safe, and super easy to clean and reuse time and again.
1.U Konserve Food Kozy Wraps
Ideal For | Use as a snack bag, lying flat to double as an on-the-go placemat; great for school lunches, refrigerator storage for snacks and leftovers like cut meats, cut vegetables and blocks of cheese; waste-free alternative for takeout, picnics and travel
Made With | BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free LDPE #4 plastic.
Care Instructions | Hand wash, air dry, REUSE!
Other Product Options | U Konserve also sells stainless steel dividable and insulated containers, insulated tumblers and jars, stainless steel straws, insulated lunch bags made from recycled plastic bottles, glass water bottles, recycled ice packs, and bamboo reusable utensils.
2.Planet Wise Zipper Transparent Snack Bags
Ideal For | Use like a Ziploc bag; perfect option for leftovers, sandwiches, fruit, or snacks. Seams are sealed and meant to be water proof, but I would not put straight liquids in them.
Made With | FDA food-safe EVA free of PVC, BPA, phthalate, latex, and lead.
Care Instructions | Hand wash in warm/hot water with dish soap, machine wash in cold water, or top-rack dishwasher safe. Air or towel dry. Putting in the microwave is not recommended.
Other Product Options | These bags come in several sizes. You can also buy them with a hook and loop closure instead of the zipper. Planet Wise also sells sandwich wraps, wet bags, trash can liners, changing pads, nursing covers, reusable wipe pouches, and shopping totes.
3.LoveForEarth Gallon Zipper Bag on Etsy
Ideal For | Storing smooth skinned fruit or veggies. I tried raw broccoli and it came out with some fine strands from the nylon.
Made With | Ripstop nylon, which is a fine thread cloth.
Care Instructions | Hand wash and lay out to dry.
Other Product Options | LoveForEarth also sells more sizes of zipper bags, mesh produce bags, reusable napkins and UNpaper towels, bulk food bags, and travel and storage bags.
4.Eco Ditty Organic Cotton Bags
Ideal For | Dry snacks and sandwiches.
Made With | 100% organic cotton with un-dyed cotton liner.
Care Instructions | Wash by hand, machine, or dishwasher.
Other Product Options | Eco Ditty sells sandwich bags like this one in all different patterns, as well as cloth lunch totes.
5.Rezip Leakproof Reusable Storage Bag
Ideal For | Snacks, Sandwiches, Travel, Home Organization and more
Made With | FDA-grade PEVA material – which is also PVC, BPA and Lead free
They are durable and Lightweight PEVA material is Food safe and freezer safe.
Care Instructions | Wash by hand
What reusable alternatives to Ziploc bags have you tried and loved? Tell us about them in the comments!