Lunchboxes Turn Eco Friendly

lunch boxPromotional reusable bags and other ‘green’ items are gaining prominence owing to the much-debated impact of plastic on climate change. The green revolution has now extended even to children’s lunch boxes. So no matter how much or what kind of food you need to pack for your child, there is always an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags and boxes.

The evolution of lunch boxes

For the longest time, lunch boxes were just boxes to stuff your lunch into. But today, lunch boxes have taken a complete turn and they not only vary in style and functionality but are also made keeping their environmental impact in mind.

Lunch boxes today are made from material that is bisphenol-A-free, PVC free, lead free and phthalate free. A large number of companies are reinforcing the use of 18-gauge stainless steel. A multitude of lunch box gear is available in eco-friendly material.

If you like reusable bags, numerous companies sell sandwich and lunch bags that can be washed and used. It is a great way to avoid harmful plastic, which can take years to decompose. Reusable lunch bags are available in numerous types from sub and sandwich sizes to bags designed for snacks only. Reusable bags are safe for use in the dishwasher and are made with food-safe fabric as well.

Stainless steel lunch boxes went out of fashion and are making a huge come back, especially because these boxes are super durable unlike harmful disposable plastic. You can even get thermoses, containers and drinking straws in steel. You can find steel lunch boxes that are designed with multiple compartments to store your salad, dessert and sandwich. It is completely safe and can store both hot and cold food equally well.

Laptop lunches are the latest rage in lunch boxes. They are made from recycled plastic that is also recyclable at the end of their life. These boxes come with pre-set and adjustable insert boxes.

Other promotional eco-friendly items used for lunches

A wide range of lunch gear is available in innovative ecofriendly materials. One such example is cloth napkins that are woven from organic cotton and hemp in a blend. These napkins are great and even better than their paper counterparts. Utensils are also available in bamboo that comes with recycling cases. The utensils include spoons, forks, knives and even chopsticks. What’s great about these is that they are lightweight and ideal for being carried around.

Source: http://azstarnet.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/no-brown-bags-lunchbox-technology-advances/article_efacd7bb-d90f-51a7-8ffa-ed16e8baa5bb.html

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