Essentials For Packing a Zero-Waste Lunch For Your Kids

Essentials For Packing a Zero-Waste Lunch For Your Kids

Recently, when bringing in plastic-wrapped snacks to school, our kids have been asked to keep the wrappers in their bags to take home with them. The intention of this new rule might be to keep the school clean, but we think it’s a great way to encourage households to think about how much single-use plastic is used when packing or buying snacks and meals, in turn making the planet a place with less waste. If your kids’ school has recently put this rule in place, or if you yourself are looking for ways to reduce waste in your family’s day-to-day life, here’s everything you’ll need to pack a zero-waste lunch.

Reusable Silicone Bags

Kid holding Reusable Silicone Bags

Conventional, one-use zip bags have been around for YEARS, and they’re widely loved for a reason—convenience. Although they make it easy to store food, the average family throws out HUNDREDS of them a year. These make it into our landfill and are going to be there for hundreds of years and years to come. However, as we become more conscious of our environmental impact, there's a growing need to shift towards sustainable alternatives. Reusable silicone bags offer an excellent solution to address the environmental concerns associated with single-use plastic bags. By making the switch to these Basic Goods ones, you not only contribute to reducing plastic waste but also enjoy a myriad of benefits. Silicone bags are durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean, making them a cost-effective and eco-friendly choice. Moreover, their airtight seal helps preserve the freshness of food, reducing the likelihood of food wastage. Unlike traditional plastic bags, which may contain harmful chemicals, silicone bags are generally considered a safer option for storing food.

Stainless Steel Containers

Stainless Steel Containers

When choosing lunch containers, it’s important to phase out plastic ones for more reasons than just the planet. Plastic contains nasties like BPA and Phthalates that can leach into our kids’ food, and potentially have negative effects on their bodies. Stainless steel containers are a much more durable option. These ones are 100% food safe, with a leak proof seal so you can pack anything from soup, to dip, to salad without the fear of a leak in their lunch bag. With various different sizes, you can find the perfect fit for any meal, ensuring versatility in packing lunches for your kids. In addition to being safer for your child's health, stainless steel containers are also eco-friendly, as they are reusable and contribute to reducing single-use plastic waste. The durability of stainless steel ensures a long lifespan for these containers, making them a sustainable and cost-effective choice.

Reusable Spork

Reusable Foldable Stainless Steel Spork and Food

When reading the reviews on this reusable, foldable, spork, you’ll find one common word that is used to describe it: handy. This small tool is great for anyone who wants something easy to use every day. It's not just small; it's also smart because it can do two things at once, making it good for packing lunches without using throwaway plastics. The spork is so compact it fits easily in any lunch bag, making it a must-have for quick meals on the go. Whether you're having soup, salad, or anything else, this spork is flexible and makes eating better without making a mess. Adding this spork to your kid's zero-waste lunch kit isn't just a choice; it's a practical and eco-friendly way to make their meals easier and better for the environment.

Insulated Water Bottle

Insulated Water Bottles by the ocean

An insulated water bottle is a must in a kids' zero-waste lunch kit. It keeps drinks cool or warm for longer, making it a handy and eco-friendly choice. This bottle encourages kids to drink healthier beverages without using disposable options. It's easy for kids to handle, fits well in their lunch bags, and is durable for everyday use. The fun designs and colours are an added bonus.

Insulated Lunch Bag

Insulated Munchie Bags in Orchid Bloom and Steel Blue

The new insulated Munchie Bags are a must-have addition to every lunch kit, bringing with them years of well-loved features that make them stand out. With the bag’s ability to stand on its own, an adjustable and removable strap, and a spacious interior, this bag is a game-changer for on-the-go meals. It comes equipped with various pockets and compartments, adding an extra layer of convenience for organizing snacks and essentials. The latest drop introduces two chic colors, Orchid Bloom and Steel Blue, giving lunchtime a stylish upgrade. It’s not just for kids, either! Whether you're heading to work, school, or a day out, the insulated munchie bag is designed to keep your food fresh and accessible, making it a reliable companion for anyone looking to elevate their lunch experience with both style and functionality.

Insulated Munchie Bag with Reusable Silicone Bag

In conclusion, embracing a zero-waste lunch for your kids is not only a mindful choice but also a positive step towards a healthier planet. By incorporating essentials like reusable silicone bags, stainless steel containers, a versatile spork, an insulated water bottle, and the latest insulated Munchie Bags in Orchid Bloom and Steel Blue, you create a comprehensive and eco-friendly lunch kit. This shift towards sustainable alternatives not only minimizes the use of single-use plastics but also promotes healthier eating habits and contributes to a cleaner environment. As we strive to instill these practices in our children, we not only prioritize their well-being but also nurture a sense of responsibility towards the planet. Making these simple yet impactful changes in the way we pack lunches is a collective effort toward a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

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