We all know that bringing your own lunch saves a lot of money, but did you know that if you switched away from using disposable lunchware (like plastic baggies and paper napkins) that you could save about $435 a year? That's what ECOlunchbox found after doing a study in 2009, that calculated the savings for a family that had two kids and one adult packing lunch five times a week.
ECOlunchbox has a "soup-to-nuts" lunchware line that includes super cute bentos, sandwich boxes, snack containers, lunchbags and more, all of which are plastic-free and waste-free and that help you and your family avoid health risks associated with vinyl, plastic, lead and aluminum.
Here's a top five list of eco-friendly school supplies that make it easy to go green this Back-to-School season!
|5. Eco Chic Furoshiki Bento Box Kit |
The original eco lunchbag from Japan sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand-printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques.
|4. Oval + Cup|
This super-classy 2-piece lunch set includes a large oval container plus a smaller cup that's ideal for sauces, dips or other wet foods.
With three nesting containers, this lunchbox is ideal for school lunches. Most kids pack a sandwich and two side dishes, this ensures their food won't get mixed up!
|2. Solo Cube|
This is a classic reusable sandwich box, durable and light-weight, but without the plastic!
|1. Blue Water Bento Lunch Kit|
This is a fantastic leak-proof lunchbox without plastic! The silicone lid and the quirky screen-printed lunch bag are a crowd favorite.
Click here to see the whole line of super-durable, easy to clean, plastic-free lunchware.
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