One of my least-favorite things about travel is our reliance on plastic bags. We’re expected to use them for carry-on liquids. We stash snacks, laundry, wet swimsuits, groceries, and even charging cables in them. And then, one day (sooner than we’d prefer), they get holes in them and we throw them away.

And now, I use Stasher bags.

The silicone bags come in a variety of sizes, and they’re reusable with a far longer life than plastic bags. Unlike plastic, silica is a natural resource (made primarily from sand) and it’s non-toxic, BPA-free, and odorless. The bags are very flexible and can withstand extremely high temperatures (up to 400 Fahrenheit). And when they’re reached the end of their life, they’re recyclable through Stasher’s repurpose program.

The Stasher bags are refrigerator friendly, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, oven strong, and sous-vide ready. Bring one along—full of snacks for the plane, train, or car ride—and take a couple of empties with you to use when you need them, whether that’s tucking a wet swimsuit into a larger bag, keeping jewelry in a smaller bag, or just spreading snacks out so everyone in the family has their own bag.

I use my Stasher bags both at home and on the road. My daughter uses them for school and summer camp lunches. And I don’t have to worry about throwing away all those plastic bags.

Stasher reusable silicone bags come in just about every color of the rainbow, as well as clear, so you can pick the color that resonates with your style. Prices range from $7.99 for pocket size to $9.99 for snack size to $11.99 for sandwich size to $19.99 for stand-up and half-gallon size. There are also bundles of same-size and different-size bags, so there are plenty of ways you can assemble your travel bag collection. All on the Stasher site.

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