Sustainable School Lunch Solutions

Sustainable School Lunch Solutions

A new school year is in session and whether you are packing lunch for school, work or your next weekend adventure it is Important to think about what you are packing/wrapping your food in. That’s why we have rounded up a list of our favorite plastic free reusables to help make ditching disposables a little easier.

Bags & Wraps

  • Snack & Sandwich Bags – Perfect for school, work, and weekend adventures, the reusable snack and sandwich bags make it easy to swap single-use plastic with every lunch you pack. Each bag is reusable for over a year and compostable at the end of its life - offering a truly sustainable lunch solution. ⁠
  • The Lunch Pack - Perfect for lunch and travel, The Lunch Pack includes 1 sandwich wrap with a button and string and 2 medium snack-sized wraps. If you need a snack pouch the medium wraps can be easily folded into one.
  • Sandwich Wrap - A reusable, natural alternative to plastic wrap and sandwich bags. This wrap lays flat as you assemble your sandwich then wraps around secured with a string and wooden bee button. When it’s time for lunch, the sandwich wrap seconds as a placemat for easy, crumb-free cleanup.

Food Containers

  • Glass: Snapware Food Storage– These durable glass containers with snap in place lids are a great storage solution for lunch or at home.
  • Multi Compartment: Planet Box Bento Boxes – For the kids (and parents) who don’t like their food touching these stainless-steel bento boxes with multiple compartments are a great option for a balanced lunch.

 Bottles & Cups

To accompany your reusable lunch containers don’t forget about your reusable water bottles and thermos’s. Below are five brands we use and love weekly with options to meet the needs of everyone in the family. 

Utensils, Napkins & More

  • Bamboo: To Go Ware Utensil kits – have everything you need from fork, and spoon to chopsticks! With multiple colors and patterns to choose from each member of the family can have their own set. They are also a certified B Corp and part of 1% for the planet like us!
  • Stainless Steel: Hyrdo Flask Flatware Set – will have you ready for mealtime anywhere. With a carry sleeve and stackable utensils this set makes storing and transport easy.
  • Reusable Straws – From bamboo to glass there are so many reusable straw options out there to choose from. One of our favorites is the Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Straw Set. This set of four includes silicone flex tips and everything is dishwasher safe!
  • Lunch Boxes - When shopping for a lunch box there are so many options to choose. That's why we have put together a list of our favorite lunch boxes that are easy to clean, durable and make it easy on you to pack lunch. 

Happy Lunch Packing!

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