Question – Ziplocs and Foil

I’ve taken a lot of steps to reduce my usage of disposable products, such as switching to the Diva Cup, washcloths in the kitchen, and bathroom cloth. I like reducing my plastic use, too, and I have glass storage containers for the refrigerator instead of plastic Tupperware, and we freeze a lot of items like chili and salsa in glass jars.

There’s one thing that’s been bugging me, though, and that’s my usage of Ziploc bags and aluminum foil, which I use mainly for freezer storage. Some examples:

  • Freezing the breakfast burritos I make in big batches. I wrap these in foil or cling wrap and then put a bunch in a gallon ziploc bag.
  • Freezing loaves of bread. I love to have bread on hand, but it can be tough to buy or make it on the spot. Joshua will make a few loaves or I will buy some, and then we’ll freeze them. These go into aluminum foil.

Freezing is an excellent way for me to shop less often and make homemade items in bulk for future use. (The freezer is especially useful to me since I just filled it with a whole pig!) The glass jars store a lot of things really well, but there are also a lot of things that can’t fit into a glass jar. These still need to be stored in an airtight manner, though.

I do my best to save foil for future use and wash and save Ziplocs, but I’d still love to move towards eliminating them entirely.

Do any of you have ideas on how I could do this with non-disposable items or another way I could look at the situation?

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