Looking to reduce the amount of packaging for school lunches? Plastic wrap is old school – it may take 20 years or more to decompose. Waxed paper takes only about two months, but why not do away with any wrap all together and go green? There are a variety of cool products on the market that will enable you to pack a zero-waste lunch. You can find them locally at New Leaf Community Markets.
Laptop Lunches are American-style bento boxes designed to help you pack nutritious, eco-friendly lunches. They make it simple to pack meals for school, work, and play. Made by a Santa Cruz-based company, which is very cool.
LunchBots are safe, durable, reusable, and recyclable stainless steel food containers that look great, make lunch more fun, and food more appetizing for kids.
Kids Konserve containers are eco-chic and graphically appealing to kids and adults alike, these coordinated lunch kit containers are designed to be fun, stylish, and easy for kids to use.
The PackiT bag is your ice pack, and it stays cold for up to 10 hours. The bag folds down so it easily fits in your freezer. PackiT makes it easy to bring a satisfying, delicious lunch from home.
Vapur Anti-Bottles are ultra-durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe, BPA-free and made in the US. The Anti-Bottle is designed to stand when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty, making it easy to use and carry everywhere you go.
Patti Bond is a local writer, marketing consultant, and publicity consultant for New Leaf Community Markets. She is the owner of Bond Marketing Communications.