I'm having a non-soggy sandwich with a side of saving the environment for lunch. *Takes out Stasher bag*

By Claudia Fisher
Updated: January 02, 2019

Plastic bags have been a staple of paper-bag lunches for who knows how long—eternity, maybe. It turns out there's a better alternative, though, to packing snacks and meals in Ziploc baggies and hoping for the best when you open them up hours later.

Stasher, a plastic-free storage-bag manufacturer, makes reusable silicone bags that serve the same function as the baggies we all grew up with but in a more economical, environmentally-friendly, and vibrant way. The storage bags come in snack size ($10; amazon.com), standard sandwich-bag size ($12; amazon.com), and half-gallon size ($20; amazon.com), in an array of fun colors. Honestly, I wish I could go back to elementary school and roll up to the cafeteria with one of these. That would definitely have made for a better lunchtime reputation than "pickle girl."

According to the company's product description on Amazon, Stasher bags are safe to throw in the freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and boiling water, taking a lot of thought out of ensuring your food container isn't going to wilt in heat and poison your food. Yes, things just went from zero to 100 really fast, but I'm a big fan of removing any and all hurdles from meal prep.

Stasher's bags also help subdue worries about food turning brown or getting mushy because you simply pinch the seals on them shut for an airtight lock.

There's no cap on how many times you can reuse the bags, making purchasing them a solid last-ditch effort to save the Earth from everything else we do to destroy it.