Eco Friendly Lunch Solutions

With three kids, each of whom take a lunch to school nearly every day, I go through an embarrassing number of plastic Ziploc sandwich bags during a typical school year.

Sooo, one of my goals this summer was to look at some options for snack and sandwich bags that would be reusable, as well as some more eco friendly lunchboxes.

Here are a couple of the standouts in my search for a more eco friendly lunch for my kiddos.

The Goodbyn Lunchbox
- $22.95

The Goodbyn Lunchbox is designed with five compartments that are perfectly sized to keep lunches from spilling, sloshing, or mixing. The little compartments keeps tastes (and moisture) separate, so you don’t need individually baggies. It’s made of FDA-approved materials and is free of BPAs, phthalates and lead. You can wash it out by hand quickly and easily, but it’s also dishwasher safe.

Best for kids 5 and up. Available in red, blue, green, and pink – and it comes with a reusable drink bottle.

an eco friendly lunchbox

We found the Goodbyn for $22.95 from
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Reusable Snack and Sandwich Pack $15.95

Did you know the EPA estimates that one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year, and each bag takes more than 1,000 years to break down? During this time, they don’t biodegrade; they photodegrade, which means that, over time, they break down into more smaller and more toxic polymers.

What’s more, fewer than 1 percent of these bags are recycled. (I’m so ashamed!)

But here’s a good solution, if you don’t ditch the plastic bags altogether and get the Goodbyn. Each of these $15.95 packs come with a patterned sandwich size (about 7.5” x 6”) and a solid blue snack size (about 6”x5”). And cleaning them is a breeze. You can throw them in the washing machine or the dishwasher — though for the longest life, you should probably just wipe them with a soapy sponge and let them air dry.

These reusable sandwich bags are from the awesome and amazing Isabella catalog, which we like so much that we publish all the latest Isabella Catalog coupons and specials here, so check before you buy.

We were also impressed by the:

The Wrap-N-Mat from From One Step Ahead - 8.95

This reusable sandwich wrap keeps food fresh and protected and doubles as a personal placemat, so your kids have a more sanitary surface than those lunchroom tables.

The wrap-n-mat has a cotton/poly exterior, an FDA-approved PEVA lining and a hook and loop closure. (Hand wash only.)

The Wrap-N-Mat is available from Momscape publishes OneStepAhead coupons here >