Monday, July 25, 2011

5 Steps to a Waste-Free Lunch plus Top 10 Picks For Kids
According to the EPA, each child who brings a brown bag lunch to school every day generates 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year. With this in mind, - a one-stop shop for 1000s of eco-friendly products - has created The 5 Steps to a Waste-free Lunch.

Additionally, has selected the Top 10 lunch items for kids and adults. Plus, they offer 150+ Made in the USA lunch items.

1. Reusable lunch bags - replace the brown bag with something safe and sustainable. Reusable bags are better looking and better for the environment.
2. Food containers - estimates that eliminating disposable packaging and single-serving items can save families $250 a year. Buy in bulk and use reusable containers to portion out your lunch.
3. Snack and sandwich bags - Sierra Club estimates that families spend $85 on disposable plastic baggies. Save money and resources with reusable bags and wraps.
4. Utensils and more - napkins, utensils, even straws. Why throw it away when you can use it again and again?
5. Reusable bottles - Americans spend about $16 billion annually on bottled water, that's 38 billion plastic bottles in our landfills. Break the wasteful cycle by bringing your own bottle.

1. PackIt Personal Cooler - $19.95
The PackIt insulated lunch bag is like a stylish mini cooler - pop it in the freezer, remove it when ready. The built-in Eco-Gel liner stays cold for up to 10 hours.
See all of reuseit's lunch bag options here.
2. LunchSkins Sandwich Bag - $8.95
Once you use a LunchSkins reusable sandwich bags, you'll never want to go back to wasteful plastic baggies. There's even a convenient area to write your or your child's name on the bag.
See all of reuseit's snack & sandwich bag options here.
3. reuseit Flatware and Napkin Kit - $14.95 estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the U.S. alone, the majority of which are thrown away after one use. The reuseit bamboo flatware & organic cotton & hemp napkin kit eliminates thousands of disposables.
See all of reuseit's napkins, utensils & more options here.
4. Aladdin Collapsible Lunch Bowls - $19.95 (set of 3)
Ditch takeout containers for decorative Aladdin collapsible lunch bowls. They pack discreetly, are easily transportable and much more attractive than that outdated tupperware.
See all of reuseit's food and take-out containers here.
5. Thermos Foogo 10 oz Insulated Water Bottle - $15.95
Great for carrying juice or milk, this leak-proof, insulated thermos holds up to 10 oz, and is an ideal alternative to kids' juice boxes. The hygienic push-button lid even hides a pop-up silicone straw.
See all of reuseit's water bottle options here.

Recognized as a leader and innovator, won Green America’s prestigious Green Business of the Year in 2007 and their Longtime Leadership award in 2009. A trusted source, the company is a BizRate Circle of Excellence Gold Honoree and was recognized by Inc. 500|5000 in 2009 and 2010 as one of the nation’s Fastest Growing Companies. The company has been featured hundreds of times by major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, ABC News and Vogue. is an authentic, triple-bottom-line company, supporting Fair Trade Practices and donating one percent of all sales to environmental causes through 1% For the Planet.
Environmental News Network
Press Release dated July 20, 2011

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