Enjoy your lunch and be kind to the environment with these sustainable boxes and bags
You know that trendy lunch box you carried to school? Although you might have thought you were the coolest kid in class, it turns out what was cool for you wasn’t so cool for the planet. Fortunately, there’s now a range of non-toxic, eco-friendly lunch boxes from which to choose. Simply pick out your favorite design and get packing.
Eco-Life Bento Box
Traditionally used by Japanese schoolchildren, bento boxes are becoming increasingly popular among adults, too, for their sleek look. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, they’re a great way to store a well-balanced meal in just one small box. This version, from Eco-Life, is made using wheat fiber. It’s broken up into five different compartments and includes a fork, knife and lid made from the same material.
Perfect For: Meal prep or picnics.
Stasher Reusable Sandwich Bags
When a bag lunch is called for, swap out traditional plastic sandwich bags for these colorful reusable bags. They are made with durable, food-grade platinum silicone and are guaranteed to be lead-free. Although the price tag may initially seem hefty (each bag retails for $12.50), keep in mind that one Stasher bag replaces 260 single-use plastic bags. Plus, they’re easy to clean and come in more than 30 pleasing shades, including hibiscus and coral.
Perfect For: School lunches or tailgating.
Frego Glass Bowls
Designed by a mom with moms in mind, each product in Frego’s innovative line of sustainable glass food storage containers has three components: glass bowl (choose from 2-cup and 4-cup), silicone lid and silicone sleeve. All pieces are dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe, and free of BPA, PVC and other toxins.
Perfect For: Reheating leftovers and potlucks.
Black+Blum Lunch Bags
Made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate – things like plastic bottles), this sturdy bag is large enough to carry multiple food and drink items. Its insulating inner surface keeps contents cool, while its roll-top construction makes it simple to carry, either on its own or strapped to another bag. Comes in slate and olive colors.
Perfect For: Camping trips and other outdoor pursuits.