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April 22 is Earth Day, when we take time to raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. And what better way to give back to the planet than by curbing waste? Making an effort to cut down on personal waste is an easy step any individual or family can take to celebrate the event, and doing it with your lunch is a great place to start.
Forget about Mom’s old-fashioned Tupperware. Today’s reusable food-on-the-go options are abundant and durable-and stylish, too. Read on to take a look at some of the best options available.
Rebel Green’s Pretty Planet Princess Reusable Lunch Bag
Made in the USA, Rebel Green’s Pretty Planet Princess Reusable Lunch Bag is a sturdy sack made from organic cotton that doesn’t overlook style. Artsy images printed with low-impact inks are accompanied by a reusable napkin in its own side pocket. An added bonus, the machine washable material folds down for easy storage when it’s empty.
Klean Kanteen’s Reflect Bottle
Tote drinks in a sleek, plastic-free bottle.
Klean Kanteen’s Reflect Bottle is the newest addition to the company’s line of stainless steel reusable containers. And
this one is also plastic-free thanks to its innovative bamboo top. The bottle comes
in two finishes-brushed stainless and mirror-which may be the only tough
choice when it comes to this one.
To-Go Ware’s RePEaT Utensil Set
Utensils may be the most difficult lunch item to remember to pack. To-Go Ware’s RePEaT Utensil Set solves this problem. Made from bamboo, it comes with a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks all tucked away in a compact, recycled PET plastic carrying case. There are five different colors to choose from, including Agave, and a carabiner at the top allows for quick clipping to a bag, purse, or belt loop.
SnackTAXI reusable bags
Put an end to the daily disposal of plastic sandwich and snack bags by switching to SnackTAXI reusable bags. The brainchild of a mom who wanted to stem the tide of baggies that flowed from her house to the landfill, all SnackTAXI bags are made locally in a home-based workshop and have colorful prints like Groovy Guitar, Bubble Blast, and Night Owls. Snackbags can be washed and dried in a machine, or just wiped clean with a sponge and air-dried.
Mimi the Sardine Kids Lunchsacks
Mimi the Sardine Kids Lunchsacks sport fun designs like Flora Pink and Hybrid Cars, and have durable handles and a dependable Velcro closure
for kids on the go. They’re made from organically grown cotton with a water-
based acrylic coating, which creates
a water- and soil-resistant product