Posts Tagged ‘eco lunch’

Reusable Lunch Containers

School is still a couple of months away but I’ve already begun doing some research in reusable lunch options. I want to say no to disposable plastic. I’m thinking it’s a good idea to start the search early, I can peruse the variety of products that are out there and begin collecting some recipes/ideas as to just what I’ll be packing.

There are many choices available so I’ve been compiling a list which I’m happy to share. I’ll most likely be mixing and matching with a variety of reusable sandwich/snack bags as well as a few containers for more messy foods like yogurt and dips. My main concern is durability — I’m hoping to not replace things year after year, but price is also a concern. And I’ll also be using these for my lunches as well! Some of these are on-line shops but I’ve included places where you can look online but hopefully there’s a store near you that you can walk or bike to.
Target has a nice selection
Oompa: (Many of these I’ve seen at Whole Foods)
Lands’ End: I see that Lands End has a nice selection of matching eco-friendly options (though it’s not organized very well) and you can get them personalized.

Here’s a zero waste lunch idea from

Ideas for lunches:

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by Gette

Buy Bulk

Buying from bulk bins is one of the best ways to manage a sustainable lifestyle. Try to bypass the plastic bags and containers that stores offer when buying in bulk and bring your own reusable containers or bags. You may need to stop at customer service first but BYO (bringing your own) shouldn’t be an issue. Check out the GreenSourceChicago map for places near you that offer bulk bins.
Bulk Bin Map

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by Gette