I don’t like to use resealable bags and try to avoid them. However, they do come in very handy sometimes and since my motto is to “live as green as practically possible”, I have on occasion thrown veggies or some bread in a plastic bag to save them from certain doom. As opposed to throwing the bags away, I clean them and reuse them and my kitchen countertop sometimes resembles a laundromat as they are waiting to dry.
You might be surprised to see how easy it is to clean them. Not only cuts it down on trash, but it is also very friendly on your wallet. On a very serious note, we waste a huge amount of plastic every year in this country and a grocery bag, for example, takes up to 1000 years to break down, and even then remains toxic (http://www.reuseit.com/facts-and-myths/facts-about-the-plastic-bag-pandemic.htm). So if there is even a little bit we can do to cut down on this waste, just in the name of convenience, I would like to challenge you, too, to clean and reuse your storage bags:
Simply turn them inside out, wipe all sides with a soapy sponge, rinse with warm water and let dry… Sure, there will be water spots, but quite frankly, who cares ?
Thank you for reading this, and thank you for doing your part!