June 26th, 2012

Re-Pac Bags

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Here’s my first product review – the one I hinted at ever so slightly yesterday. I picked up this Re-Pac Bag at a gift guide expo in New York. It certainly isn’t the only re-useable lunch/storage bag out there, but it does have an edge on some of the competitors…It’s dishwasher safe! Speaking as someone who no longer has a washing machine (please, cry a million tears for me), this is a huge advantage over cloth bags. It can also be cleaned with the laundry, but throwing it in the dishwasher with the rest of the tupperware is a major plus for me.

It also comes in really fun colors and a nice array of sizes. The uses are numerous, but I would use it for travel, cosmetics, sandwiches, chips, and definitely for traveling to the beach. The zipper keeps the bag secure, so your stuff isn’t getting out, but also outside elements aren’t getting in.

Material: Polyester outside, Nylon inside, Made in the USA, Plastic free

Price: Small (7″x4″) $5.95, Medium (7″x6″) $6.95, Large Quart (8″x7″) $7.95, Gallon (11.5″x10.5″) $9.95

Katie’s non-scientific organic rating*: 5 – this product is the classic trade-off: it is not made of organic materials, but it reduces waste and plastic use. So organic in purpose, if not design

Where to buy: www.re-pacbags.com

*This is where I will give the product a rating between 1-10. 1 being completely not organic, either in materials or usage. 10 is a completely organic product that contributes to the environment and has no waste. When I find a 10, I will shout it from the rooftops!

Have you ever used re-useable bags? How do you pack your lunch?

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Comments

    I love my repac bags! not for sandwiches or chips as they aren’t air tight, but for fruits and veggies they rock! I wash ‘em by hand.

    PS I use mixed bag velcro bags for sandwhiches and chips and even after several hours, food is not stale or dry! Yay for waste free lunches!!

    Thanks for the post. This is my first time on your site, and I’m all about the reusable bag and think they make perfect sense. Love the makeup idea. Oh — and by the way, we have a green site of our own and sell something similar for lunch bags. Check ‘em out they’re kind of pretty. http://www.gottabgreen.com/catalog/item/8469207/9299466.htm

    I’ve been washing and re-using plastic ziploc bags for years (for lunches as well as food-storage), as well as margarine tubs (I know, not organic but my husband likes it – so we buy butter for me and margarine for him). And quart yogurt containers. I’d say at least 7/8 of my freezer containers are re-purposed.

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