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December 13, 2011
11:21 am
Anna Templeton

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.Kiss

December 20, 2011
12:37 am
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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:


December 20, 2011
1:19 am

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.

December 30, 2011
9:40 am

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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