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Each day an infinite number of school-lunches are packed for children with single-use items that eventually end up in the trash and ultimately landfills. Instead of depending on these items, why not try reusable alternatives? It is super easy to make your child’s lunch waste-free and you will also save money in the process since you will no longer need to purchase plastic sandwich bags, napkins or juice boxes. Read below to find a full list of reusable items that can easily be packed in your little one’s lunches.
These super fun lunch bags from Fluf are perfect for packing your child’s lunch each day! Made with organic cotton, these bags pack all of the things you want in your kid’s lunch and none of the things you don’t. Made with 100% certified organic cotton and a tested food safe lining, they are free of BPA, phthalates and lead. Printed with low-impact, AZO-free dyes, the bright and whimsical illustrations are coveted as much by grown ups as by kids. Fully machine washable with a wipe able, water-resistant lining, these bags are easy to keep clean, functional, and durable. (available in several different illustrations)
This set of stainless steel containers is the perfect solution for all of your lunch-packing needs. Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead, the containers nest inside one another (so less storage space needed in the cupboard). The leakproof nesting trio is great for packing all of your child’s favorite foods including yogurt, applesauce, hummus, fruits, and more! Containers are made of unlined 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. Lids are made of recyclable non-toxic LDPE 4 plastic. (Large: 16-ounce, Medium: 8-ounce, Small: 5-ounce)
Lunch time can be waste free with the help of Laptop Lunches Bento-ware 100% organic cotton napkin sets. These napkins come in bright, fun colors and, at 10”x10”, are the perfect size to double as a placemat! They are machine washable and easy to care for, so be sure to stock up!
Lifefactory reusable glass water bottles are perfect for kids’ lunchboxes and lightweight on-the-go hydration. The compact bottle comes with a leakproof lid and fit easily into backpacks and lunch bags. Providing an excellent alternative to disposable plastic bottles, these innovative bottles feature durable glass construction that offers pure taste. The bottle’s glass is surrounded in a silicone sleeve that protects against breakage and provides a comfortable, non-slip grip. For easy care, the silicone sleeve and bottle can be washed together. All components of the bottle are dishwasher safe. The cap is constructed of BPA/BPS-free polypropylene (PP#5) with no phthalates, PVC, or polycarbonates.