Green Lunch Box Guide

The smart lunch box choiceThe greenest lunch boxes are made of safe, durable materials that do not expose the user to toxic chemicals and eliminate waste. That also goes for the food packaging, beverage containers, utensils and napkins inside. It has been estimated that a schoolchild who uses such a lunch box will save 67 pounds of trash on average a year.

Green lunch packing options include:

  • Coated cotton sandwich bags and wraps that are easy to wipe or wash clean
  • Stainless steel bento boxes, tiffin carriers and insulated jars
  • Stainless steel and/or glass bottles
  • Stainless steel utensils
  • Bamboo sporks
  • Cotton or hemp napkins
  • A stainless steel box or cotton or hemp bag or sack for the lunch box itself

See The Smart Lunch Box to find out where to get each.

If you decide to get plastic components, choose the safer plastics—#1, #2, #4 and #5—to avoid BPA, phthalates and lead.

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2 Responses to Green Lunch Box Guide

  1. Fred Kayondo March 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    This is a good package. However, for us living in Africa, it is a dream. Our kids still carry lunches in platic bags that litter our urban centers and clog our cultivatable soils

  2. Darla Brunner March 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Re the green lunchbox, IT IS AMAZING TO ME YOU DO NOT MENTION THAT THE FOOD INSIDE THE BOX IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. VEGAN FOOD TAKES A TINY FRACTION OF THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO PRODUCE MEAT.