If You Care - Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags 100% Unbleached - 48 Bags (7 1/2" x 6 3/8" x 2 1/4" / 19 cm x 16.2 cm x 5.7 cm)
If You Care Paper Snack and Sandwich Bags are ideal for snacks, cookies and sandwiches. If You Care 100% Unbleached All Natural Paper Snack and Sandwich Bags are made from premium quality, unbleached greaseproof paper. As no chlorine is used for bleaching, no chlorine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams.
No Petroleum Products
Some paper bags are coated with paraffin wax which is made from non-renewable petroleum resources. Using If You care 100% Unbleached Paper Snack and Sandwich Bags will help reduce the use of petroleum products and the amount of pollution in the environment.
Snack & Sandwich Bag Uses
If You Care 100% Unbleached Paper Snack & Sandwich Bags are perfect for packing snacks, cookies and sandwiches. The greaseproof paper provides a natural barrier making the bags ideal for muffins, potato chips or nuts, and for sandwiches that use mayonnaise, butter or oil. The bags are also suitable for use in microwave ovens.
Made in Sweden from the unbleached pulp of Scandinavian spruce trees – a natural, renewable resource – If You Care Snack and Sandwich Bags are greaseproof, and provide a natural barrier which prevents grease or fat from penetrating. They are not treated with petroleum based paraffin wax or any other wax. Like all of If You Care paper products, these snack and sandwich bags are totally chlorine-free, as a result of which, no chlorine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams. Perfect for snacks, cookies, muffins, nuts, chips, sandwiches and much more.
- Unbleached greaseproof paper
- Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
- Natural barrier properties – not chemically treated
- 100% renewable resources
- No petroleum products
- Minimum waste
- Vegetable-based inks for printing
- Non-toxic glues
- Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
- Cardboard packaging should be recycled
- Ideal for cookies and/or nuts and sandwiches with mayonnaise or butter
- Replaces petroleum based plastic sandwich bags
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Microwave safe
- Gluten free
- Allergen free
- Star-K kosher
Why If You Care Uses Unbleached Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) Paper
Wood pulp, in its natural state is brown or beige. Papers made from such pulp – for example brown paper bags, and most cardboard boxes – are also brown. For years, most paper was subjected to a bleaching process to make it white, using elemental chlorine (Cl), usually in the form of chlorine gas, with horrible environmental consequences.
Today, this process is no longer used in most of Europe. Much of the North American pulp and paper industry no longer uses elemental chlorine (Cl), but there remain a number of paper mills in North America which continue to do so, despite the documented environmental damage that this process engenders. Today, the most common form of bleaching paper is no longer with the use of elemental chlorine (Cl), but instead with the use of chlorine derivatives, principally chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Paper bleached with chlorine dioxide is often referred to as “elementally chlorine-free” (ECF). Though bleaching with chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is far preferable to bleaching with elemental chlorine, it is still environmentally harmful, because chlorine derivatives still produce toxic chlorinated organic compounds, such as chloroform, a known carcinogen.
Totally chlorine-free (TCF) paper is paper which is either unbleached, or bleached using no chlorine or chlorine derivatives. Bleached papers which are totally chlorine-free (TCF) have been bleached with oxygen, ozone and/or hydrogen peroxide. These bleaching methods have none of the environmental impacts of chlorine chemistry.
If You Care paper is unbleached and always totally chlorine-free (TCF).
Why Soybean Wax?
Made from soybean oil, Soybean wax is a 100% natural, 100% renewable resource unlike the more common petroleum-based paraffin wax. It is clean, safe, non-toxic and biodegradable. Soybeans are a renewable and sustainable resource grown by American farmers. Soybeans have a particularly good environmental impact in that they return nitrogen to the soil. Using soybean wax in place of petroleum-based paraffin wax helps reduce the use of petroleum products. For the farmers, this is a new way to make economical use of the soybean surplus.
Around three billion bushels of soybeans are grown each year, creating a sustainable resource that's replenished with every harvest. The soybean industry also has a major impact on the U.S. economy. The crop in the U.S. alone is valued at $27 billion. Add soybean processing and product manufacturing to its economic value, and there is no question that soybeans create American jobs and have a multiplier effect on economic growth. Using soybean wax helps American farmers and converts industrial products based on non-renewable petroleum resources to sustainable agricultural resources.
If You Care products are produced with a view to reducing the amount of waste in our waste streams. If possible, nothing should remain after the product has been used and properly disposed of. The packaging of every product is made from unbleached and whenever possible, recycled cardboard or paper which should be recycled again. The coffee filters, parchment paper, baking cups, waxed paper and sandwich bags are 100% biodegradable and should be composted. The aluminum foil is made from recycled aluminum and can be recycled again.
If You Care Brand Mission Statement
If You Care kitchen and household products are carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible, while at the same time, delivering to the consumer, the highest quality and most effective results.
If You Care History
If You Care was conceived of as a brand of environmentally friendly kitchen and household products.
The first If You Care products were unbleached coffee filters, and they were launched in 1990. These were the first unbleached coffee filters in the U.S.
Parchment Baking Paper and Baking Cups soon followed. All of the paper products were unbleached and totally chlorine-free.
In 2004, the very first Aluminum Foil made from 100% recycled aluminum was launched. This product featured a 95% energy savings compared to conventional aluminum foil. Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil for grilling and barbecuing, also from 100% recycled aluminum, was introduced in 2007. That same year, waxed paper, from unbleached paper coated with soybean wax was launched. In 2009, two new products are being launched in the fourth quarter – 100% carbon neutral fire starters, made from FSC certified wood and vegetable oil, and sandwich and snack bags made from unbleached greaseproof paper. Many new products in a wide variety of categories are being planned and developed in the coming years.