If you pack a lunch for work, or snacks for your kids for after school, then there's a good chance you also use some kind of plastic bag or aluminum foil to transport them. These items — especially the bags — really add up in terms of cost and the impact on our environment.
Luckily there are a few great alternatives that are available to you. Right now on Amazon you can by a set of these reusable "Lunchskins" bags. For $9 you get a small, patterned sandwich bag, and a small snack bag. Normally they go for $11, so that means you save $2 today.
These reusable bags can save you up to 500 plastic bags in its lifetime. You can put them in the dishwasher with your dishes and they dry quickly. The bags have a fold-over flap and a velcro closure.
As of right now, the bags have been reviewed on Amazon almost 20 times, and have close to a five-star rating. One reviewer notes that the bags "are easy to use and clean and last forever." There is only one, one-star review, and the person noted that they only received one of the bags, instead of two.