Take a look around here and you’ll find info on a decent amount of products that are good for the environment. From daily household items to clothing and more, we like just about any product that practices sustainability.
While it can be a hot topic, no matter which side of the global warming debate you fall on I think we can all agree that our landfills are overflowing and that we’re all a part of the problem. Of course, our daily waste consists of a lot of items that just aren’t recyclable and chances are pretty good that there’s a product that you absentmindedly throw away all the time – those plastic ziplock bags.
The world produces 5 TRILLION of them per year and America uses about 100 BILLION of them. In 2020, nearly 10 million Americans used an average of 21 zip top bags per week and since fewer than 1 in 7 are recycled, the average American household discarded around 1500 of these bags.
Now, I know that some of you are already aware that zip top bags are strong enough to be washed in the dishwasher and reused dozens of times but the dishwasher has a tendency to toss the bags all around the interior and worst of all, not really get the bags clean. Chiefly those tricky corners of the bag.
Sure, some of you may hand wash them for continued use but that can be messy and time-consuming.
But what if there was a better alternative?
I’m talking about a gadget every kitchen needs. Especially for those that are eco-friendly-conscience.
This handy gadget lets you reuse plastic zip top bags with very little effort on your part and without the mess of the past. Meaning that you can reduce your plastic bag waste to just 30 bags per year.
The simple but effective skeleton design of the BagWasher lets your dishwasher reach every square millimeter of the inside of your zip top bags. Including those tricky corners!
As said above, according to SCJohnson, zip top bags are approved to be washed and reused at least 16 – 50 times. Think about the impact that could make if we all reused them as much as possible.
And we haven’t even mentioned the money that can be saved since you’ll rarely have to buy plastic bags again.
The BagWasher is one of those “duh, why didn’t I think of this” kind of products but the innovative design, ease of use, and eco-friendliness make it a product that I just had to share. Head over to their Kickstarter campaign for more information and order yours today.