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Hello out there. I'm new to this world, so forgive me for any fauxpaus I may bring. I'm looking for wax paper baggies for sandwiches. I have heard they exist, but have not had any luck finding them in my area (NC). If any one knows where to purchase, would you please share with me. I have tried using wax paper to wrap my sandwiches, but the bread seems to dry out. I'm hoping a wax baggie will help retain the freshness of the bread. Plastic is headed out of my life, if at all possible. When I look around my house and see that my meds are in plastic containers, my make-up is in a plastic tube, my soap is in a plastic bottle, and on and on, I'm wondering if this is possible. Any suggestions are very welcomed.
Thanks in advance for your help.
February 16, 2010
Hi. THere are wax paper baggies, but I recommend reusable cloth baggies. Here is a brand of wax paper baggie:
But keep in mind that most wax is paraffin, which is a petroleum product.
Here is a sandwich bag that is wax-free and petroleum-free. I don't know what the coating is, so I emailed the company tonight to find out:
And here is my post about reusable cloth sandwich baggies. There are many choices to choose from:
Recently, I've been trying to get away from using bags in general... regardless of what they're mad of... they're just a pain to wash and I haven't found anything that really keeps food fresh. Instead I've got a bunch of ceramic, glass or metal containers with lids, and for me, it's much easier to use them because I can just toss them in the dishwasher with everything else. Most of my containers do have plastic lids, but since I got them second hand at the thrift store I figure at least it's not new plastic. And I think if you're not as cheap as I am you can buy containers without plastic lids. I have a bunch of Pyrex things with glass lids that I use in the refrigerator, but they don't work well for things like bringing a sandwich for lunch.
Some of the If You Care products are being re-branded as Beyond Gourmet. I don't know if the sandwich baggies are included. I like their products in general, but I don't know that I've ever put an actual sandwich in the sandwich baggies. I'd definitely follow EcoCatLady's advice if I packed sandwiches frequently.
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