Did you know that the average American family generates 4,320 pieces of trash just during lunchtime? It’s shocking, I know! By using products from companies like ECOlunchboxes and packing a waste-free-lunch, you can not only save $400 annually but also help our environment. I think you may find yourself eating a bit
ECOlunchboxes offers a line of stainless steel bento boxes, artisan lunch bags, napkins and lunch accessories that are plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, vinyl-free and waste-free. The machine washable, colorful cotton lunch bags come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. The stainless steel lunch boxes come in a variety of sizes and sets, all perfectly proportioned to pack for a healthy lunch. There is even a stainless steel lunch tray available.
Our family has been using the ECOlunchboxes Three-in-One Stainless Steel Bento Box Set, which includes 3 perfectly sized containers for holding a sandwich and two sides. When closed it measures 4 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches long and 2 3/4 inches high. The bottom layer is one inch deep and fits a whole sandwich. The top layer is 1 1/2 inches deep and fits pasta, salad, cut fruit or dry snacks. The small inner box will hold 1/2 cup of food. It is the perfect size for the kids and even works for me, if I am being good on my diet and keeping my portions reasonable. Everything we have packed in the stainless steel boxes has remained very fresh. I love that they do well in the dishwasher. We are saving money on plastic bags and helping the environment while we’re at it. Plus I just think it’s a really cute set and who doesn’t want their lunch to look good!
I’ll admit that I may not be doing as much as I should to help preserve the environment. I am learning that I really can make a difference by making a lot of small changes like using eco-friendly lunch containers. These small changes really do matter.
ECOlunchboxes is genuinely concerned about preserving our planet. It is their mission to teach children about lunch waste and empower them to green their lunchtime habits. They are working on developing a smart phone Eco game app, Green Trash Ninja, that is not only fun but teaches children to properly dispose of their lunch time trash by placing the virtual flying trash into the proper bin: recycling, compost or trash. ECOlunchboxes is currently raising funds to develop this app. You can help by either making a donation or by spreading the word through Facebook and Twitter. There are suggested tweets and messages on their web site to make it easy for you. Simply copy and paste to help spread the word about Green Trash Ninja.
Get It: To get your own ECOlunchboxes stainless steel lunch box or handmade block printed lunch bag, please visit Ecolunchboxes to place an online order or find a local retailer. For information on current products and promotions, follow ECOlunchboxes on Facebook and ECOlunchboxes on Twitter.
Win It: About A Mom and ECOlunchboxes would like for you to go green with your lunch, so one lucky About A Mom reader will have the chance to win the same Three-in-One Stainless Steel Bento Box Set that we received. Come back for your chance to win during the Go Green Giveaway Event, October 5 through October 11, 2011.