Recycled Containers vs. The Plastic Bag

Many of us remember when we were youngsters and our caretakers packed our bag lunches with sandwiches placed in plastic bags. The plastic bag kept the sandwich fresh and it was like unwrapping a delicious present at lunch time.

Then came the zip lock type of plastic bag. Wiki Zip-Lock History It sealed better and kept its contents from spilling. These bags are typically made with #4 plastic and it is recyclable in the few communities that accept Polyethylene Plastic Resin #4. Otherwise the majority of them end up in the landfill.

An alternative to using plastic bags is yogurt cups. Yes – recycled yogurt cups that are turned into useful products such as food containers. Preserve is one company that is doing this.

Through Preserve’s Gimme 5 program, you can recycle your #5 plastics (yogurt cups) – a kind of plastic that many towns and cities won’t recycle. Preserve transforms yogurt cups into toothbrushes and take-out containers into cutting boards – and a lot of other products for your bathroom, table, kitchen….. and food containers for your sandwiches!

Don’t forget to pack the lunches in reusable lunch bags such as these by ECOBAGS

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