Our reusable sandwich bags are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy zero waste and plastic-free snacks. They're made from food-safe materials that can be washed and reused over and over again, so you'll never have to worry about throwing away another disposable bag again. Say goodbye to the days of forgetting your lunch or having no clean cutlery in sight! These reusable sandwich bags will keep you prepared wherever life takes you. Plus, they're easy to carrying so they're convenient to take on the go!
You can use them at home or when traveling, too - just throw them in your backpack or purse and go! The best part is that these eco-friendly products won't break the bank either - we offer a wide variety of options at affordable prices so everyone can join us in reducing their environmental impact one step at a time. Shop our range of reusable sandwich bags today!
Enjoy plastic-free meals with reusable snack bags!
Ditch the cling film and wrap your sandwiches in these, they are the perfect size for sandwiches, and easy to clean. Snack bags that are washable and reusable are some of the easiest ways to start your eco friendly plastic-free journey, a journey that more people are realising we need to take to save this planet.
Why switch to reusable snack bags?
Switching to eco friendly reusable food storage containers like reusable sandwich bags and snack bags, not only benefits the environment but our bodies as well. Most plastic food containers are made using harmful materials and may contain BPA (bisphenol A) or PVC (phthalates). These chemicals may seep into your food, altering its taste and get into your body. You do not want these chemicals to get into your body because they can cause major health problems like obesity, heart disease and many more.
Our Reusable Snack Bags Collection
Boc N Roll Shop Reusable sandwich bags and wraps have quickly become a favourite with many of our staff and customers, as have the Keep Leaf Baggies. Perfect for sandwiches and snacks, easy to use and easy to clean.
We also have food and snack wraps from Keep Leaf which are available in a wide selection of designs and sizes. These wraps are perfect for sandwiches, snacks and small fruits. They are sturdy enough like those eco friendly reusable bag jute bags that are available for cheap in the market. Our rex london are known for great storage bags but also do a huge range of reusable bags which are great for packed lunches, they are leak proof, water resistant with a zippered top and will help you reduce waste.
Snack'n'Go Kids by Roll'eat is the ideal wrap for your kid’s snacks and sandwiches. It’s easy to clean and features a Velcro closure.
If you are looking for an eco-friendly way to enjoy your favourite snacks, look no further than our reusable snack bags collection.
How to choose the best sandwich wrap
It’s easy to decide you want to reduce the amount of single-use plastic but it can be harder to pick out the perfect reusable wrap. There are plenty of options from beeswax wraps to fabric pockets and all are great in different ways.
First you need to think about what you want to wrap? Is this a single sandwich for a toddlers lunch box, half a baguette, a pasty or a bagel. This will give you an idea of the size of the wrap you need.
Next think about who will be using it and how. If you always take a salad wrap in your lunch box alongside lots of other bits and it fits just perfectly wrapped in cling film then you will want something that adds as little bulk as possible like a beeswax wrap. Children will find the velcro of the Boc N Roll wraps easy to use, and they are very obviously not single-use. While a reusable sandwich bag might be the perfect option for popping a bagel in your pocket to eat on your commute to work.
Finally think about what you are used to as switching like for like can make the transition easier if you will want to use the wrap for other things like covering leftovers, and whether you would prefer something you can put in the washing machine or that you are happy to rinse it under the tap.
The best reusable sandwich wrap for replacing sandwich bags
If you are used to always having a handy roll of sandwich bags that you use for lunch boxes and snacks then the best option is probably a reusable snack bag like those by Rolleat or Keep Leaf.
These handbags can be used for a sandwich or similar but are also perfect for fruit, crackers, cookies and popcorn. They are incredibly easy to use for kids as well as adults. And they are easy to clean by putting them in your washing machine.
The best option for big eaters
If you like at least two rounds of sandwiches or a great big chunk of baguette than you will be better of with the Boc N Roll wrap. These velcro wraps double as a placemat when you are out and about, can take hot food (up to a maximum of 120 degrees), can go in the freezer, and they do a kids size too.
These are the best option for replacing clingfilm in your lunch boxes.
The best option for occasional use
If you don’t wrap a sandwich every day but need something to replace the cling film when you do then wax wraps might be the best solution.
We love these because they are just so versatile. You can use them to save half a lemon or apple, cover bowls or tubs just like clingfilm, keep your bread, cheese, herbs and cold cuts fresher for longer, and keep your sandwiches fresh all day.
Unlike the other options you probably wouldn’t want to use these without a lunch box or bag, but the can be used to wrap any shape and really do keep your sandwiches fresh all day.
Our guide on how to use reusable food wraps
Choose the right wrap and you can use a reusable food wrap for pretty much anything you would use clingfilm for whether that's covering leftovers in the fridge, stopping you cheese from going crusty at the edges or wrapping up your sandwiches for lunchtime.
You can choose either wax wraps, made with either beeswax or a vegan alternative, fabric wraps with a waterproof inner layer and velcro fastening, or even stretchy silicone lids to cover bowls, plates and jars.
Choosing the best wrap for your needs is the first step and will make the process of using them easier and more effective.
You also need to make sure your wrap is the right size, unlike cling film you can’t just pull as much as you like off the roll, so if you plan on wrapping up loaves of bread or covering big casserole dishes you'll need to make sure you have a big enough wrap. And if you often want to save half an avocado or lemon or cover a jar it's worth having a few little ones as well.
How to use wax reusable food wraps
Wax wraps are great because they are self-adhesive meaning that provided the wrap you have is big enough you can use them to wrap or cover pretty much anything.
They are great for covering bowls of leftovers in the fridge, amazing for keeping cheese in tip-top condition, and much better than plastic for keeping herbs and other veggies fresh. They will mould to any shape you wish and you simply need the warmth of your hands to make them stick to themselves or the side of the bowl.
To use simply wrap your chosen food and hold for a few moments with warm hands to secure. When you've finished using the wrap, hand wash, allow to air dry and put away to use again.
If well looked after wax wraps should last about a year even with regular use. And once they are no longer usable they make great fire starters or can be composted.
Top tip: Wax wraps are also super handy if need a little extra grip to get a jar open.
Random fact: Wax wraps appear not to like pineapple. Oh and you shouldn’t use them for raw meat.
Warning: Wax wraps don’t like heat. They need to be hand-washed using warmish water and a little gentle dish soap. They don’t like the microwave and don’t make the mistake of hanging them to dry on the mixer tap.
How to use sandwich wraps
Sandwich wraps like the Boc N Roll and Keep Leaf wraps are designed specifically for sandwiches. Although you can wrap anything that will fit, and they are great for fruit, pies, pastries, and sweet treats, they aren’t ideal for covering a bowl as you don’t get a seal in the same way you do with wax wraps or silicone.
What you do get however is a very durable food wrap that doubles as a placemat and can be cleaned in the washing machine. These wraps will generally last much longer than wax wraps and are great for lunchboxes and picnics.
To use simply place your sandwiches in the center of the wrap, fold in the edges, roll up and secure with the velcro tab. When you are done you can either wipe clean and use again, or give them a proper wash in the machine.
Top tip: Boc N Roll are good with heat and cold so you can put them in the freezer or use them to wrap up a bacon sandwich or toasty warm pasty.
Random fact: You can fit four rounds of sandwiches in a Boc N Roll (depending on how thick the bread is of course).
Warning: Although Boc N Roll can withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees they should not be used in the microwave as fats in the food could reach a higher temperature than this.
Whether or not the best reusable sandwich bags are better for the environment seems pretty obvious. A single reusable sandwich bag could take the place of hundreds of single use plastic bags, which are currently not widely recycled and therefore end up in landfill or worse, our oceans where they can have huge negative impacts.
Despite efforts in some areas to reduce the use of single use plastics they are still a common factor for many of us in our daily lives. Yet with so many reusable options available it’s now easier than ever to find replacements for many of the items we use day to day including cling film and plastic baggies that are used for food storage, saving leftovers and taking food with you on the go.
However, as is so often the case whether or not reusable sandwich bags are better for the environment is not as simple a question as you might think.
Choosing the Most Environmentally Friendly Options
When looking for alternatives to single use plastic there are a number of factors that need to be considered including the extraction and processing of the materials used, the manufacturing process, the distribution, use of the product and what happens when you eventually have to dispose of it.
For example, silicone is a good option for reusable sandwich bags as it is very durable and non-toxic to both humans and the environment. However, in order to extract silicon from sand it must be heated to incredibly high temperatures which requires a lot of energy. This means that you need to make sure you keep using your silicone items to make sure they are better for the environment.
Likewise cotton sandwich bags with a waterproof plastic lining require energy to produce and use plastic in their production. If they are reused many times they are undoubtedly better for the environment but production, shipping and extraction impacts will all be higher than a single disposable baggie.
The general premise is that there is no point in buying any reusable items if you are only going to use them once. A stainless steel bottle for example needs to be used hundreds of times to be better than single use plastic in all regards and over 50 times to beat it in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
How you care for items also has an effect. Even just washing items greatly increases the amount of energy they require due to the energy needed to heat and pump the water. Choosing items that can be washed in the machine when you are already putting on a cycle is a good way to reduce this impact. Or just wiping down the inside between uses.
Cotton bags are a great option as cotton is biodegradable. But even this doesn’t come without its impacts as there are often chemicals used in cotton production so you need to be aware of where you are buying from and how the cotton was grown.
Overall though, so long as you plan on actually using them, reusable sandwich bags are better for the environment than single use plastic.
If you want to do your bit for the planet one of the things you may be doing is replacing single-use items in your daily life including buying reusable sandwich bags for lunch boxes as well as other items such as drinks bottles, travel cups, reusable straws and bags for life. Once you have the reusable alternatives you need to know how to use them to make them worthwhile and part of that is how you wash them and keep them clean and in great condition. There are lots of different options available when it comes to reusable sandwich bags including silicone, fabric, plastic and wax options and they can all be cleaned in different ways. Some you can put in the dishwasher at the end of the day, some you can pop in the washing machine and others need to be hand-washed.
Cleaning Keep Leaf Sandwich Baggies Keep Leaf Sandwich bags have a cotton outer layer and a waterproof liner that is toxin, Lead, Phthalate and BPA free. These baggies have a velcro closing so they are easy to use and they are the perfect size for either snacks or sandwiches and perfect for days out and lunch boxes. But one of the best things about them is that they are so easy to clean and take care off. Unless they are dirty on the outside the easiest way to clean them between uses is just to turn them inside out and give them a wipe with a damp cloth. If you make lunch boxes every day or take out snacks on a daily basis this is the easiest thing to do.
However if you feel they need a bit more of a clean these sandwich bags are dishwasher safe and machine washable. So you can chuck them in the dishwasher on the top rack with your plates and cutlery so long as you run a cool cycle or pop them in the washing machine again not on a hot wash and lie them flat to dry Cleaning Wax Wraps Wax wraps are another alternative to cling film and single-use sandwiches that you might choose to use. These need to be gently hand washed with water that isn’t too warm and a gentle soap to keep them in good condition as the natural wax and oils can be washed off the fabric if they get too hot. If you put one of these in the washing machine you would just end up with a bit of fabric which would be fairly unhelpful for covering bowls or wrapping sandwiches. Cleaning Silicone Sandwich Bags Silicone is a very durable material that can withstand both very high and very low temperatures and is non-toxic making it perfect for food use. These sandwich bags can be either hand washed or put in the dishwasher and they don’t mind going in on a hot wash which makes them very easy to clean and look after.
In the long run the best thing you can do and one of the easiest thing to reduce waste is to switch to reusable sandwich bags and snack bags!