Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ziploc Baggie Alternatives....








Happy-Sacks for snacks and goodies or anything!


My tip for this week is for cutting down on plastic bag use. I found these bags that were so cute.
My latest great find......I came across these adorable little bags at Green Island this weekend while shopping in Traverse City. We have a cottage near Big Rapids and I love to make the trip to Traverse which is a little more than an hour away. I have been searching for an alternative for baggies for a long time. Now granted, they don't actually "seal" so you can't use them for everything, but for sandwiches, snacks, popcorn, carrots etc. it's really a great thing. I love the way that the velcro is set low enough down so that it actually makes a fold to keep things inside better. I paid $8.50 and $6.50 for each of the two smallest sizes. I think if you do the math they are worth the investment because they can be used over and over. They can go in the washer/dryer or just wipe clean. They are organic on the outside cotton & bamboo and nylon on the inside. I think you could probably use them for transporting mama cloth as well. I'll let you know how that works in a later post. Visit the website here. For more great tips and recipes visit Tammy's Recipes here.



View of the bags open.

More resources for plastic bag alternatives here and here.

2 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Those are so cute!

Alison @ Pennythoughts said...

What a great tip! I was feeling guilty just yesterday for using plastic baggies for my husband's lunch. These are pricey, though, so I'll have to space out my purchases.

On a side note, I LOVE Traverse City! I'm slightly jealous that you live so close (I'm down in Texas). We honeymooned there at Chateau Chantal during the fall color season. Amazing!!