If you're trying to be a little less wasteful in your daily life, one of the easiest things you can do is switch over from single-use, disposable plastic bags to something you can just wash and use again.
But if you don't know where to start, I'd check out Stasher first. They make reusable silicone bags in different sizes and colours. All are food-safe – and you can even throw them in the freezer, dishwasher and microwave!
These bags are all made from 100% pure platinum silicone and have an airtight pinch-press seal. You can even write on them using dry-erase markers – which is great for keeping track of everything in your freezer. Just label what's in the bag as well as the date, so you know when you should eat everything by.
I might even pick up this set of two Stasher Pocket Bags for when I travel. They look like just what I need to keep my shampoo from exploding everywhere in my suitcase – and since you can also use them to keep liquids out, I think I'll use the other to store tampons whenever I go canoeing and kayaking.
Since they come in so many colours, you can assign a different one to every member of your family. That way, your kids know to only grab the "lime" bags when it's time to get their lunch out of the fridge every morning. Or, you can do what I do and organize the bags by food group, so all meat stays in one colour bag.
You can buy Stasher bags at a few different stores in Canada, but Well.ca easily has the best selection. They even sell a Stasher Reusable Bundle that you can pick up on sale for $42.79 from $44.97. It comes with a clear storage bag, an aqua snack bag and two pocket bags – everything you need to get started.
Shipping is free when you spend at least $35 ... so you might want to grab three Reusable Storage Bags. Depending on where you live, you may also be able to pick up your items from a Rexall location.