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BPA Free Reusable Sandwich Bags

Updated on February 7, 2011

Go Green with Your Lunches by Switching to BPA Free Reusable Sandwich Bags!

An easy way to lower the amount of trash that you create while ridding your body of harmful BPA is by using our BPA free reusable sandwich bags! These sandwich bags are PVC free plastic (called EVA). It's also phthalate free and lead free. Hand washable and durable, use these over and over again to store your sandwiches for lunch, with enough room for chips, veggies, and other munchies. This reusable sandwich bag closes via the Velcro strip. Simple, reusable, eco friendly, and BPA free, these are the perfect way to green your lunches!

BPA Free Reusable Sandwich Bags

The environment already thanks you ahead of time for switching to reusable sandwich bags instead of disposable. Just think of those plastic baggies flying through the landfill, being buried under tons of other trash forever, or worse yet, being consumed accidentally by another animal! These sandwich bags also have a number of benefits for YOU:

1. They cost less. Initially, they will cost slightly more than your average box of disposable ziploc bags. However, over the long term, you'll save money. 500 disposable sandwich bags on Amazon (that's a lot of plastic, AND in the grocery store a box of 50 would cost around $3-4) costs around $17. This one reusable bag costs $5.95 as of the time I'm writing this. If you use your bag 5 times a week, for say 50 weeks, that's 250 times a year. Over two years, the cost of this bag will still be less than the disposable bags!

2. It's BPA free. The disposable plastic bags? It's been known to be in those, as well as plastic baby bottles (that aren't BPA free), some cookware, and water bottles.

3. It's convenient. A quick hand wash will clean your bag in under a minute.

4. It folds out into your own eating area! Yes, the reusable sandwich wraps fold out into a placemat so you don't have to eat on that gross table or dusty desk.

5. They don't leak. Ever had a disposable plastic bag rip on you? It's frustrating to get those potato chip crumbs all over the place. Yuck!

Dimension: 8" x 6" (30cm x 20cm) when closed.

Opens to 8”x 12” (30 cm x 40 cm) placemat.

Only $5.95!

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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an organic compound used primarily to make plastics. Suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products have been regularly reported in the news media since 2008 after several governments issued reports question its safety.

Since then multiple studies have found that disposable (and some reusable) plastics can leach BPA into the food and water when heated. A new study from Harvard has found that urine levels of BPA are 69 percent higher after drinking cold liquids from polycarbonate plastic bottles.

According to the Breast Cancer Fund: "BPA has been found in blood samples from developing fetuses as well as the surrounding amniotic fluid, and it has been measured in placental tissue and in umbilical cord blood at birth. CDC researchers also found BPA in 95 percent of about 400 urine samples from a broad national sample of adults. Several studies using both rat and mouse models have demonstrated that even brief exposures to environmentally-relevant doses of BPA during gestation or around the time of birth lead to changes in mammary tissue structure predictive of later development of tumors. Exposure also increased sensitivity to estrogen at puberty. Recent data demonstrate that early exposure to BPA leads to abnormalities in mammary tissue development that are observable even during gestation."

Plastic seems convenient, doesn't it? Use it once, throw it in the trash and the trashman will haul it off to who-knows-where. In reality, that trash stays on the planet. Much of the trash will never biodegrade, like our plastics.

* As you might already know, plastic bags to not biodegrade. However, they break into smaller bits over 1000 years and will stick around forever.

* Ocean water samples have shown more plastic particles than plankton. This plastic has even begun to form its own islands of floating garbage debris in the middle of the Pacific.

* An average elementary school student eating homemade lunches is estimated to generate between 45 and 90 pounds of plastic baggies, foil pouches, and other packaging waste each year, roughly equivalent to the body weight of a third- to sixth-grader.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Great lens and even greater product. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkle with Stardust and also on Plastic is Death

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      these are terrific! thanks for sharing :)

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      TopStyleTravel 8 years ago

      Great information, never thought of sandwich bags also being a source of BPA. Visiting from your Squidcast.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent "green" lens and great info about reusable sandwich bags. lensrolled to my Green lenses and SquidANgle Blessings for you!