Saving the Earth, going green and reducing our carbon footprint is something we can do that will show our kids we care about their future. Statistics say that the typical American child generates 67 pounds of lunch packing waste every school year!
With back-to-school approaching, packing an eco-friendly lunch gives us the opportunity to reduce waste and help make the world greener and healthier one lunch at a time. Let’s take a look at some alternatives to plastic bags, aluminum foil and plastic wraps.
PlanetBox is all about eco-friendly lunchboxes. They take safety very seriously and that is why they believe there are no safer products than theirs on the market. Their lunchboxes are made of non-toxic, non-leaching stainless steel that is BPA, phthalate and lead-free!
They also understand kids are tough so their lunchboxes come with a 5-year warranty. PlanetBox knows parents are busy, that’s why they made their lunchboxes dishwasher safe. Think stainless steel is boring and plain? Think again, because PlanetBox has magnet sets that let kids show their style.
The Shuttle Box Best Seller Kit gives your kids everything they need and lets you save big compared to purchasing the items separately. Kit includes the Shuttle Lunchbox, Magnets, Lunch Bag & Bottle Rocket Water Bottle. Choose from 6 different styles including one that lets them design their own magnets. Don’t worry if your space lover this year turns into a rock star next year because a new set of magnets is all you need to change it up!
This two-piece set includes a large oval box that can hold a stacked sandwich and comes with a small cup perfect for sauce, yogurt, dressing or applesauce. Everything is dishwasher safe for easy clean up.
If you like to think outside the box, maybe the Stainless Steel 3 in 1 ECOlunchbox is your style. The bottom layer can hold a sliced sandwich, the middle layer can hold fruit, pasta or a salad and the small inner container can hold a half-cup of snacks. All three pieces fit neatly together for easy transport. This style also suits those picky eaters who need to have all their food separated. If you like the ECOlunchbox you can find these and other styles at The Container Store.
If you just have to wrap, the Kids Konserve 2-Pack Food Kozy is a reusable alternative to plastic bags, plastic wrap or foil. The Food Kozy is ideal for sandwiches, bagels, tortilla wraps, cheese slices or whatever you need to wrap up to go. Just wash or rinse and air dry and you are good to go again and again.
Pack pasta, soup, stews and more in this 12-ounce food jar and kids will have a nice hot lunch! The lunch jar is sized to fit inside a lunch sack perfectly.These Kids Konserve products and many others can be found on Amazon.com.
While there is an initial investment when you decide to pack a greener, lunch the long-term savings will make your wallet a greener place too!