If you’re thinking about breaking up with the single-use plastic zipper-lock bags of the past, you’re not alone. Even if you think you’ll eventually recycle them, Penn State University found that we’re only recycling around 1% to 3% of plastic bags annually.
Enter reusable food bags for the win. They’re the eco-friendly way to stow food, sure, but they also make excellent catch-alls for makeup, accessories, medication, pens and pencils, toiletries, and more.
You won’t believe how many ways you can use these bags! We’ll show you some of our favorite bags and cool methods to put Persunly reusable food bags to work below.
Persunly Custom Reusable Food Bags
Persunly’s range of Earth-friendly reusable food bags has tons of patterns, colors, and sizes to choose from. All our reusable food bags are made in America, food-safe, and machine-washable.
Plus, these bags are 100% BPA-free with no PFOS, PFOA, lead, dioxins, or heavy metals, so you can ensure your food doesn’t come into contact with anything harmful.
All of our food bag sizes and patterns are customizable with the pattern, text, and font/font color of your choice. Choose from 25 fun fonts, 12 vibrant font colors, up to 12 characters of custom text, and an optional coordinating clasp upgrade.
Here’s a look at the different types of reusable bags you can grab to customize.
Small Reusable Food Bag
The small size (4″x 6″) is perfect for bite-size snacks: Your pretzels, goldfish, cereal, nuts, jerky, granola bars, and more. Don’t forget that you can also stow non-food items in these pint-sized pouches, complete with a full-length zipper for easy access!
Medium Reusable Food Bag
The medium-sized (7″x7″) reusable food bag fits larger food and snack items, like sandwiches (from subs to clubs), pretzels, chips, granola bars, fruit, jerky, nuts, and more. If you’re using this bag for non-food purposes, you’ll be surprised at the amount of stuff you can squeeze in with the full-length zipper, creating a wide opening.
Medium-Long Reusable Food Bag
Need more space than the medium bag offers? Opt for the medium-long reusable food bag (5″x 9″) for even more room inside that can fit large sandwiches, wraps, roll-ups, and plenty of smaller snacks and bites inside. You’ll have enough room for toiletries, cosmetics, cutlery, and more if you’re planning on using this bag for non-food purposes.
Large Reusable Food Bag
The large reusable food bag (9″x 9″) is big enough for a picnic and mimics a gallon-size bag. Pack 2-3 sandwiches, chips, pretzels, granola bars, jerky, popcorn, cookies, fruit, and more inside easily. Get creative and use the large bag for non-food purposes, like packing a change of clothes, toiletries, medications and supplements, pet supplies, and more.
X-Large Reusable Food Bag
The bigger, the better, right? The X-Large reusable food bag (12″x12″) is the roomiest option, with a square foot of space to stuff as you please! Whether that’s several sandwiches and wraps for a picnic or party, tons of snacks for the movie theater or a day at the park, extras and toiletries for travel, or something else, you’ll love the amount of space the X-Large bag provides. Note: The X-Large bag is not available in all patterns and prints.
7 Ways to Use Reusable Food Bags
Food and Snacks
Bring plenty of bites along for outings, a trip to the movies, a picnic, school, work, or activities to make sure your favorite foods are never far away. The PUL lining is completely machine-washable, food-safe, and free from BPA, lead, dioxins, PFOA, PFOS, heavy metals, and other nasties you don’t want touching your food. We recommend grabbing one of each size to have plenty of options for different food uses!
Change of Clothes
Pack a quick change of clothes into the Large or X-large reusable food bags to tuck into your backpack, duffle bag, diaper bag, or purse! Even the smaller Medium and Medium-Long bags can work to pack a change of underwear, socks, tops, or bottoms. This is a great idea for parents, athletes, the gym and fitness classes, quick changes after work, and more.
Makeup and Toiletries
All of our reusable food bag sizes can work for makeup and toiletries, but the larger sizes have a larger carrying capacity, so you can fit more of your essentials inside.
Pack makeup for quick touch-ups throughout the day or to keep handy during trips. Load your toiletries, like deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, floss, hairbrush, and more, when you travel. Our Large and X-large bags are roomy enough to pack toiletries for 2-4 people.
Medications and Supplements
If you take medications or supplements, keeping them together in a bag is the best way to make sure you don’t miss a dose. Choose a Persunly custom reusable food bag to make it feel like you! You can load up blister packs of your medications and supplements inside the smaller bags or toss entire prescription and supplement bottles into the larger reusable bags to keep everything at your fingertips while you travel or at home.
If you’re a dog or cat owner, you know how those furry friends love meaty treats and extras like catnip or dental treats. These reusable bags are the perfect place to store all your pet supplies for quick access wherever you are. If you take your dog outside to use the bathroom, load your disposable bags for waste inside the bag along with your dog’s leash so you can grab and go.
Carrying a name tag, your favorite pen, or other must-have essentials for the workplace is a lot easier and more fun when you have a cute, customized reusable bag to bring them in! Your coworkers will recognize your bag — no accidental mix-ups or mistakenly taking your bag home when it’s personalized — and you’ll ensure you’ve got everything you need contained in a securely zippered pouch when you need it.
Kids have to lug around so much stuff at school each day, whether they’re in elementary or high school. A backpack isn’t great for the smaller items, which tend to fall to the bottom or fall out when the zippers are opened. Pencils, highlighters, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, markers, crayons, protractors — you name it, and it’ll fit nicely inside the Small, Medium, or Medium-Long reusable food bags.
Grab Your Own Reusable Food Bags
Ready to grab your own and see the different uses you can find for Persunly reusable food bags? Read more about our reusable food bags next.