Think for a moment about the amount of plastic bags your family uses for snacks and sandwiches each week. Although some major brands of plastic snack and sandwich bags offer points for recycling, most bags are tossed in the trash after one use. With reusable bags made from a material such as cotton, you can help reduce the use of petroleum and the amount of pollution in the environment.
In 2003, Erin Kelly-Dill realized how she could help reduce her family’s footprint by substituting plastic bags with cotton bags. This is how her company, snackTAXI, came to be. The mission of snackTAXI is to help decrease disposable plastic bag usage by providing an affordable and quality alternative. In addition to providing reusable snack, sandwich, and produce sacks, they also offer aprons and napkins.
Erin wrote on her company blog,
With the help of snackTAXI users everywhere, we’ve kept about 400 MILLION plastic baggies out of landfills in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Dubai since we started counting the sacks going out the door in 2008.
The materials used include 100% cotton and polyurethane coated nylon. All materials are lead, phthalate, and BPA free. In the future, they plan to use recycled materials and recently launched a line of organic sacks.
The snack-sack comes with a Velcro closure so that food stays enclosed. Although oily foods may stain the fabric, they are perfect for many dry snacks or fruits. They are designed to be machine washable. However, the material will last longer if you wash the sacks by hand and let them air dry.
I personally thought this was a great idea for lunches. With many different pattern choices available, you can choose several different styles to fit your preferences. If you have any children with specific food requirements, you can keep bags separated by color or design.
In addition to an online store at www.snacktaxi.com, you can also find their products at many retail locations throughout the US and Canada. They ship internationally to most countries. For those of you in Charlottesville, Virginia, you can find snackTAXI products at Blue Ridge Eco Shop and Rebecca’s Natural Foods.
SnackTAXI has provided the readers of Our Virginia Home the opportunity to win one of the two snackTAXI snack-sacks featured in the photo.
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Our Virginia Home received 2 free snack-TAXI products in order to write a review and host a giveaway. However, only my honest opinions were expressed.