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Poll: How Do You Feel About Reusable Snack Packs?

RuMe Reusable Snack Pack: Love It or Hate It?

If you already carry your groceries in reusable bags, then you might take a liking to reusable polyester snack packs. The colorful, patterned one pictured above, by fair trade maker RuMe, is meant to store your sandwiches and midday snacks not once or twice but many times over. Although it may require a little maintenance cleaning every once in a while, a reusable snack bag makes a colorful fashion statement — and more sense for the environment. Is it a change you'd be willing to make?

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Akpril Akpril 8 years
This cracks me up. I think it's funny how some people turn up their noses at plastic bags (which can be washed), but would spend more money for fancy bags that you have to wash anyway. We could always tell when my dad was feeling like we were wasting too much and we would see plastic baggies drying in the kitchen!
firefly77 firefly77 8 years
eww it grosses me out bc i think it looks like a cosmetic bag...and i picture gunk in it! it would be good if it was clear!
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Forget the environment, I just get tired of buying new plastic bags. Yes, I do reuse them, but after while they must be thrown away. Plastic containers are great, but I can't fit 3-4 in my little lunchbag. It was would be especially great for my carrots!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I wish the zipper were along the very top. it looks like that little lip would be a perfect place for crumbs to gather and for it to get grody. I wrap a sandwich in a handkerchief and put stuff like chips into a tupperware kind of thing.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
The concept is great, but my issue is the fact it is closed by a zipper, rather than something air-tight. If I'm wrapping up leftover blocks of cheese, not having a complete seal means the food will go to waste.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 8 years
it freaks me out germs breading ground
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I'm very thrifty but this bag is sorta umm, silly I guess I'd say. Agree with others, just as easy to reuse a baggy as invest in this.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't buy baggies, either. I use the plastic oblong containers we get from Chinese takeout and reuse them. The reusable bag idea is kind of cool, but I'm not sure it would be very practical.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
I don't make a big stink about recycling etc but I do feel bad just tossing out a ziploc when it's held something very neat and harmless like a tortilla or something.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
It's cute. And I have never washed out a ziploc bag. I just use a new one.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
eh I just wash out a ziploc bag if I feel like it's been used lightly.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I save containers too!
samantha999 samantha999 8 years
Basically its a lunch tote without handles. I like mine made by BYO. It keeps my food insulated.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I don't like the idea of fabric fibers or lint in my food so I don't like this at all. Pretty though and would make a cute bag for something else, makeup, a small first aid kit etc.
weffie weffie 8 years
Much better than plastic bags, but I'm with TidalWave on this one, I save jars and containers instead. It'd be great for pot heads though! I think they're Ziploc's best customers :)
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! And how is this different from a plastic container?! I just save all of my containers. Yogurt, margarine, peanut butter, everything - then use those to store leftovers and such in. I don't use sandwhich bags anymore. And I wouldn't pay however much for a "pretty" food storage container. I'm amazed by people sometimes.
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Yuck, I think the possibility of not cleaning it right is enough to make me not buy it. Also, I'm wondering about the breathability of the fabric...would it make your food dry out or go stale faster?
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
i think its silly to not think this is a good idea, plastic sandwich bags are soo wasteful! and id like to add that these type of bags have been sold on etsy fo a while now... and they have a lining inside so they wont get all nasty and u can just flip them inside out if youre worried about those crumbs
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
this thing kind of grosses me out for some reason...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's cute and great for the environment, but i think that there's just something wrong with having a bag like that where you can get crumbs and what have you trapped in there even if you think that you're doing a good job cleaning it.
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