Thursday, November 6, 2008

Greening Kids Lunchboxes

Anybody out there struggling with plastic sandwich bags and other waste from kids lunchboxes? Well you are not alone - in fact, about 3.5 billion pounds of garbage is produced each year by typical lunchbox garbage. Our family too struggled to find eco solutions all last are a few ideas I've been trying out this year:
1. Instead of using plastic bags, try using wax paper bags - like these from Natural Value:
2. Try out the Laptop Lunchbox system with removable containers, that don't contain phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or lead.
3. Utilize only organic, non-processed, healthy food. Try to incorporate as much local food as possible. Here are some great ideas from the laptop lunch folks.
4. Try using the Lunchopolis system. This product aims to provide a 'garbage free lunchbag' - and they come in fun colors and styles too!

Enjoy! :-)

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