March 2021 is Back to School - Eco-Friendly Lunch Packaging
We weren't expecting this to happen in March, but why not? After the longest summer break ever, let's just keep making choices that are better for the environment. If we can teach our kid anything—maybe yours listen to you, mine do not—it's by showing them responsible choices.
In 2018, 5.2 million Americans used ten or more rolls of plastic wrap, which equated to about 52 million rolls of plastic wrap tossed into the trash in just one year.
Try these reusable sandwich wraps. I use them every day for Cliff and myself. This Bees Wrap Lunch Pack will last up to a year with proper care. Handmade from organic cotton and naturally antibacterial and easy to care for, it’s made in Vermont, by a woman-owned company, using renewable energy with responsible packaging.
Does your food need a bit more protection? Buy a recycled food container. Perfect for school, work, hiking, or other meals away from home, this sandwich storage is made from 100% recycled #5 plastic, and is BPA-free and can be recycled once you’re ready to replace it for a new one. It’s made in the USA by a certified B Corporation out to do good.
Eliminate single use plastic. Try reusable bags is made of durable, food-safe reusable plastic that is free from BPA and phthalates. Seal in freshness and store food in the freezer, fridge, pantry, or on the go. They can also be washed in the dishwasher with a low heat setting.
Now that the kids are out of the house. It's time for a little self care.
I burn these candles, literally, every day. With 25 hours burn time, it's an ideal home air freshener and bath time companion. It comes in uplifting scents such as honeysuckle and lavender that’ll help make your home the calm, serene place it becomes after the kids go to school. They made with essential oils and plant-derived products, so they’re safe to use around kids and pets. I reuse this Mrs. Meyers Soy Candle jars because they are just the right size for bulk spice storage. An easy way to get the leftover soy wax out of the jar is to put your jar in the freezer once you’re done with the candle. After it’s frozen, carefully take a knife and crack the wax out of the jar.
So, get the kids off to school as soon as you can... and don't forget your 3 Rs. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
NOTE: there are affilate links in this post, but I purchased, own and use all these products. I love using grove collaborative and an alternate to the big A, though I do use them too. Please check them out. They make it easy to make good choices, because they do the research for you. They also write sweet notes on your boxes, which can brighten your day. Who doesn't need that?