Sustainable living starts in our own homes. Each day offers us opportunities to make choices that positively affect the environment – one such opportunity often goes unnoticed in our kitchens: food storage bags are used frequently but rarely given much thought; single-use plastic bags contribute significantly to pollution globally; but now there is an option: compostable food storage bags!
The The Trouble with Plastic
Plastic was previously thought of as the perfect material to store things due to its strength, durability and affordability. However, its inevitable lifecycle is a significant issue and leads to its accumulation in landfills, oceans and even in our environments, causing harm to the ecosystems and wildlife as it accumulates over the course of time.
Plastic food storage bags also expose us to toxic substances through leakage of harmful components into the food they hold, such as bisphenols and phthalates found in common storage bags containing these components – two components linked with various health risks, creating yet another expense from our overreliance on them.
Compostable Bags: The Sustainable Alternative
Compostable food storage bags provide the solution. Made from plant-based materials and intended to return quickly and safely to nature, these bags break down into nutrients that nourish soil instead of polluting it further.
Compostable food storage bags help to:
- Lower your carbon footprint by reducing waste
- Safeguard your health by not leaching toxic materials
- Support ethical and responsible manufacturing practices
These super-heroes of the kitchen storage world are designed to last as long as necessary without costing the earth – both literally and metaphorically.
Making the Compostable Switch
Switching to compostable bags may initially seem intimidating due to concerns over their strength, sealability and handling characteristics when compared with conventional plastic ones. But don’t fret: today’s compostable bags have been engineered to be just as resilient and useful.
Keep this in mind when shopping for compostable bags: Be on the lookout for:
- Bags that are certified compostable
- Products that provide information about their composting process and timelines
There is no such thing as a biodegradable product that is fully compostable. Biodegradable items are made up of many different components.
An Eco-Friendly Choice That Matters
Although switching to compostable may not change the world immediately, collective efforts and choices made every day add up to meaningful progress. By choosing alternatives like compostable food storage bags, we make a step towards a sustainable and regenerative future – one less piece of plastic at a time.
“To achieve zero waste successfully, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly” – Anne-Marie Bonneau
Simply stated, switching over from traditional plastic food storage bags to eco-friendly compostable alternatives has become essential not only to our health but also the planet’s sustainability. Adopt eco-friendly habits today in order to build a better world tomorrow; now is indeed the age of compostable food storage bags and let’s embrace them together!
Switching to compostable food storage bags is an integral component of living sustainably. Traditional plastic bags contribute to pollution and health risks, so the move to these eco-friendly options must become part of our lifestyles.
Explore Vesey Charity’s eco-friendly options, like the Cleanomic Compostable Gallon-Size Food Storage Bags, available here. These bags not only meet your kitchen storage needs but also align with responsible manufacturing practices and a reduced carbon footprint.
Remember, small changes collectively make a big impact. Join the movement toward compostable solutions.
Cleanomic Compostable* Gallon Size Food Storage Bags