Why should lunchtime mean toxic plastics and mountains of waste? Try stainless steel, the back-to-basics approach to lunch!
You won't consume harmful BPA, PVC, vinyl, or lead, and the landfill won't consume the average 4,000 pieces of waste from lunchtime alone. Safe for your family's lunches and completely reusable, tried and true stainless steel wins again.
Designed by an experienced lunch packer and mother of two, you can be assured that ECOlunchbox will exceed your lunchtime needs.
Rectangular 3-in-1 convenient nesting design prevents side dishes from mushing together, making any child or adult happy.
Conscience Details: Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly, Reusable
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"Our stainless steel bento boxes and artisan lunch bags with napkins are plastic-free, waste-free, lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free and vinyl-free. Yummy for people+planet."
The story of Eco Lunch Boxes:
My kids were in preschool when I started the daily battle of the lunch. What to pack? (Answer: healthy stuff theyll eat!) How to pack it? (Answer: containers they can open & close and that dont fill up the garbage can!).
Trouble was my kids couldnt open a lot of the little tight-lidded plastic containers I used for cut fruits, yogurts and other snacks. So I often resorted to plastic baggies because they were cheap, easy to open/close and contained things both wet and dry. But I wasnt happy with the waste we were creating. I tried using recyclable wax paper bags, but sandwiches dried out and wet stuff, like cut fruit, turned the wax paper to mush, creating a big mess.
My next experiment in lunchware was with the cute Japanese bento boxes I discovered in San Franciscos Japantown. My daughter especially loved the Hello Kitty designs! These bentos were really decorative and fun, but wouldnt fit sandwiches and the plastic hinges broke easily. And I wasnt interested in continuing to use plastic.
Bad news on plastic and its danger to people and the planet kept emerging as the years passed. At that time, hard plastics (like the Nalgene bottles) were believed to be generally safe. The squeezy plastics (like Ketchup and mayonnaise bottles) were to be avoided. Yet studies were showing that even the hard plastics could pose health hazards.
I yearned to avoid the throw-away plastic baggies, the plastic Tupperware food containers and the plastic/vinyl lunchboxes sold at the big-box retailers that are so ubiquitous. But as I searched high and low in sporting goods stores, big-box retailers and online, I was unable to put together a lunch kit that met my needs. I wondered, "What is the best way to pack a lunch?" That was when, about five years ago, I resolved to develop a lunch kit for kids ages 3 to 103... something healthy for people and the planet.
What Ive come up with is a back-to-the-basics solution. The kit starts with a 100% cotton, machine washable bag with matching cloth napkins. Inside the bag, which can be converted from shoulder bag, to sling bag to backpack, are reusable bamboo utensils, and a two-level stainless steel ECOlunchbox sized to fit a sandwich. What have I left out? Plastics. Disposables. Vinyl. PVC. Lead. And, of course, the lunch. That part is up to you!
I hope you and your family enjoy using my ECOlunchbox Kit. After all, its healthy for people and the planet. What could taste better than that?
Sandra Ann Harris