The statistics around plastic can seem pretty dire. National Geographic reports that 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flow into our oceans annually, 40 percent of plastic produced is packaging that’s used only once before being thrown out, and less than a fifth of all plastic is recycled globally. With overwhelming numbers like these, it can sometimes feel like one person can’t do a whole lot to help protect the planet. But companies like (re)zip offer an easy and affordable way to make a difference in your home and communities. By relying on reusable bags and pouches, you can effectively eliminate the need for plastic bags in your home, which is one small step in the right direction. Here’s more about (re)zip, and some of our favorite products to get you started.
The History of (re)zip
(re)zip is a part of the Blue Avocado brand family, and offers thoughtfully designed solutions to make a simpler, greener life achievable for everyone. Blue Avocado was started in 2008 by Amy George, Melissa Nathan, and Paige Davis, who believe most people have a little bit of green already inside, and just need smart solutions to help lead the way.
(re)zip Company Mission
Maintaining a green lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated. With (re)zip’s reusable bags, it’s easy to embrace values like simplicity, practicality, and sustainability in your daily life. As a Certified B Corp, (re)zip is committed to embracing these values on a large scale, and maintains the highest standards for social and environmental impact.
Benefits of (re)zip
When it comes to easy storage solutions, (re)zip easily fits into your daily routine. In addition to using the bags for food, you can also corral tech cords and accessories, makeup and beauty products, school supplies, and more. To keep the bags looking their best, the brand recommends hand washing each pouch by filling it halfway with warm water, adding a small amount of dish soap, and cleaning the inside with a sponge. No matter which size you choose, every bag is:
- Food-grade, freezer-safe, and reusable
- Made from FDA-grade PEVA material
- PVC-free, lead-free, and BPA-free
- Equipped with double-lock closures to seal in freshness
(re)zip also partners with TerraCycle to recycle older products and repurpose them into new and innovative materials.
Top (re)zip Products
Revamp plastic bag use in your kitchen by choosing these simple products from (re)zip.
Reusable Food Storage Bags
If you’re new to reusable food storage, start with this four-pack from (re)zip. The kit includes one gallon size, one snack size, and two lunch size pouches.
Zip Seal Gallon Bags
These large bags are BPA-free and can easily hold washed lettuce greens, herbs, chopped veggies, and more.
Moss Green Reusable Sandwich Bags
For daily lunches, nothing beats these sturdy, reusable sandwich bags. They’re ideal for travel and school, and are freezer safe.
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