While we'd prefer to pack all of our lunchtime goodies in alternatives to plastic
, like reusable sandwich bags
, we can think of a few reasons we like having plastic zip bags around (most revolve around sheer convenience). Here's an option from Ziploc: their new evolve
bags are touted as green! The bags use 25 percent less plastic than their other Ziploc counterparts
, are manufactured with approximately 50 percent reusable energy, and are packaged in 100 percent recycled cardboard boxes with at least 35 percent post-consumer content.
Not bad; though as one critic points out, it'd be more impressive if all of Ziploc's bags were manufactured this way, and not just one option offered for the green-hearted... But we'll take what we can get.
Think you'll pick some of these up at the store next time you're shopping? We're thinking they'd make a fine convenience option in the event that all of our reusable options are employed.
(Image of turbine: Flickr member skyseeker licensed under Creative Commons. Image of product: Ziploc.)