These Colorful Reusable Bags Make Me Never Want to Use Plastic Again

Stasher bags have completely replaced single-use plastic bags in my kitchen, which is great for me and the environment.

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I made a New Year's resolution a few years back, vowing to waste less and to invest in things that would help me get there. Reusable Stasher bags were one of the first purchases I made to help get me started and now I'm completely obsessed with them. And I'm not the only one—with over 1,200 positive reviews on Amazon, it's clear that people are excited about these colorful, sustainable and super-functional bags. Here's a rundown of what they are, why you'll love them too and where you can buy your own to start wasting less.

Stasher Bags in different colors sitting on a bench with cacti and a desert background
Stasher Bags

What Are Stasher Bags?

Stasher bags are reusable storage bags made from durable and safe silicone that were created to reduce single-use plastic, namely those plastic sandwich bags that seem convenient but are SO wasteful and not even that good at their job. Stasher bags not only do a better job of keeping your food secure and super fresh—the tight seal prevents any leakage from happening and keep things like crackers fresh and crunchy for much longer—they're also safe to use in the microwave and oven and take the place of the plastic bag needed for sous-vide cooking. The dense silicone and tight seal on these Stasher bags also mean less freezer burn, so that big batch of cookies you made, or all the blueberries you picked, will taste just as good when you go to defrost them.

After you're done using one, pop it in the dishwasher and it'll come out clean and like brand-new. Honestly, it's like they're indestructible—the first Stasher bag I ever bought is still in perfect shape after years of heavy use.

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Stasher Bags

The Different Sizes

Stasher bags offer more than just the standard sandwich-size bag—they have five sizes total. The smaller snack and pocket sizes are great for toting things around daily in your lunch box or a purse. The larger sandwich-size stand-up bag expands to hold more and stand on its own, which makes pouring things into the bag easier. The largest—the half-gallon size—is ideal for holding whole heads of lettuce, bunches of fresh herbs and any other large fruit or veggie that otherwise would go limp in the fridge without being wrapped in a plastic bag. If you're a meal-prepper like me, you'll love having all the different sizes to store what you prep ahead—and you'll be surprised how much even just the sandwich-size bag can fit.

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All the Gorgeous Colors

Stasher offers bags in 17 or so different colors and comes out with new color line about every year. The newest collection—the Mojave line—may be my favorite color scheme yet. I love the beautiful earthy colors of this collection (pictured at the top of this article). Simply put, these colorful bags make me happy, which gives me even more of a reason to use them every day over single-use plastic bags.

Where to Buy Stasher Bags

You can find all of Stasher bag's different colors and sizes online from Amazon and Target. They are sold either in a bundle, so you can get a few of each size, or individually if you want to start with a few at a time. The bundles range from two pocket-size bags for $14.99 all the way up to the complete starter kit that has one of every size, plus additional snack and sandwich sizes for $86.99.

The individual sizes start as low as $7.99 for the pocket size and go to up $19.99 for the largest (half-gallon) bag. If you scan their site or their colorful Instagram feed, you can see all their offerings. They're well worth the price—you'll be hooked from the start, which is a great thing for you and the environment!

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