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Single-use plastic is a hot topic at the moment. If you are looking to reduce the amount of plastic you use in your home then I have the perfect product for you.
Stasher Bag Review
It’s time to rethink plastic.
‘Fun. Functional. Reusable. Responsible. Stasher’s 100% pure platinum food grade silicone bags are the healthy alternative to plastic. And just plain smarter.’
The Stasher Bag is an eco-friendly, environmentally safe and long-lasting product.
What Can I Use Them For?
There is a variety of different size Stasher bags and they can be used for lots of things including food, school lunches, snacks, storing makeup, baby items and more.
Related Post: 7 Reusable Alternatives to Cling Film
How Can I Use Them
Cook It – Freeze It – Store It
You can use the bags in the following ways…
- Oven – cook with them in the oven. (Perfect for leftovers)
- Microwave – use them to cook or defrost food quickly
- Stovetops – place them in a pan of boiling water and cook with them
- Fridge – store food items in the fridge
- Freezer – use them to freeze leftovers
- Dishwasher – they are so easy to clean just stick them in the dishwasher or use warm water and washing up liquid in the sink
The bags have an airtight seal to keep your food fresh although you do need to open this before you cook with them.
What Are They Made From
The Stasher Bag is plastic-free and is made from 100% pure platinum silicone. They’re hypoallergenic, BPA & BPS free, which makes them great for us and the planet.
They comply with FDA and European food-grade standards and they don’t contain any fillers or byproducts.
These bags are great for anyone who wants to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their home and anyone that likes versatile products. They come in a variety of different colours and sizes.
The packaging is made from 70% post-consumer recycled materials and all of the packaging is recyclable.
Silicone Versus Plastic
There are literally hundreds of articles online debating this subject.
Plastic is a petroleum-based product and the manufactures often add chemicals which cause harm to our bodies like BPA. Silicone is made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. Silicone is said to be healthier for humans compared to plastic, however like plastic it’s not biodegradable although it can recycled.
“There are no known health hazards associated with use of silicone cookware. Silicone rubber does not react with food or beverages, or produce any hazardous fumes.” Source Health Canada
There is also the waste element to it. Plastic items such as cling film are single-use disposable products, where as the Stasher bags are reusable.
‘More than 1.2 billion metres, equating to 745,000 miles of cling film is used by households across Britain every year – enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times over.’ Source: BeeBee Wraps
- Silicone doesn’t react with food or drinks like plastic does.
- Silicone lasts much longer than plastic which means it can be reused for years and years. Forget handing down your slightly scratched and stain Tupperware to your children. Instead, you’ll be handing down your silicone products which still look as good as new!
- At the end of it’s life silicone can be recycled or repurposed.
As with any sustainable changes that you make in your home it’s a case of weighing up your options and trying to find something that not only works well for you but also the planet.
For us personally, the Stasher bags work as they have meant that I now don’t use cling film at all.
I also feel more in control of the end of life plan for my Stasher bags compared to cling film. Cling film goes into my bin, it gets taken away and I never have to see or think about it again. It could end up anywhere!
With the Stasher bags I will reuse them until they become unusable and then I will return them to Stasher for repurposing.
Stasher Repurpose Programme
Stasher repurpose used bags to make soft safe playground pebbles.
The benefits of this include…
- preventing pollution by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials and use energy
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help sustain the environment for future generations
- saving money
- reducing the amount of waste needing to be recycled or sent to landfills and incinerators
- allowing products to be used to their fullest extent
How Much Do They Cost
- Large bags cost around £12.99
- Regular bags cost around £8.70
Prices vary depending on where you get them from.
Why I Love The Stasher Bag & Would Highly Recommend Them
What I love about the bags is that they are very versatile. I love the fact that I can store our leftover food in them in the freezer, then take them out and put them in the fridge to defrost.
I then take them straight from the fridge to the microwave to heat it up. It’s so easy and reducing the number of bowls you use which means less washing up!
Normally I like to include a section on the pros and cons of a product in my reviews however I really can’t think of any cons for these. They are a great product.
I’m also really happy that we have reduced the amount of plastic we use in our kitchen even further.
I use them everyday in the children’s pack lunches which has meant that I haven’t bought cling film or foil since 2017.
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Disclosure: I was sent 2 Stasher bags to try. I loved them so much I then went on to buy 3 more!
About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.