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Eco-Friendly Lunch Items For Kids

Think Outside the Box: Go Completely Waste Free With Lunchbox Extras

Get an A+ in sustainability by preparing school lunches that produce absolutely zero waste. Investing in an eco-friendly lunchbox is the first step in reducing the huge amount of trash typically produced by kids' lunch, but it's easy to forget about little everyday things like utensils and napkins. Greening tots' lunch routine is more than ecologically friendly; it's economically beneficial as well. Families can save an average of $50 annually by simply replacing disposable with sustainable, reusable versions.

From left to right:

  • To-Go Ware Repeat Utensil Set ($13): These reusable utensil are made from bamboo, a lightweight but strong material that won't absorb flavors. Even the case is eco-friendly; it's made from recycling plastic that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
  • SIGG Customizable Water Bottles ($11-$30): Kids will love that they can customize their water bottle, with their name or a design. Constructed from a single piece of nontoxic, BPA-free aluminum, SIGG bottles are virtually unbreakable, and they're all 100-percent recyclable backed by a lifetime warranty.
  • Stainless Steel Drinking Straws ($10): Stainless steel straws are an underutilized way of cutting down on plastic and paper waste. Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead, they're obviously not suitable for young children to carry around, so parents' commonsense will dictate when their kids will be able to safely manage them.
  • Kids Konserve 4-Pack Cotton Napkin ($20): These cloth napkins have a prominently displayed name tag for easy identification in the lost and found bin, and they double as a great place mat ensuring a clean, germ-free surface for tots to eat on, regardless of the grimy surroundings.

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