Packing a homemade lunch for school or work is satisfying because you know you and your child are eating healthier and controlling what you consume. Eating out or buying school lunch also often involves a lot of waste, from plastic cutlery and straws to plastic wrapping and styrofoam plastic containers, not to mention it gets expensive. Nowadays there are so many great alternatives to plastic wrap and other wasteful single use products; why not feel good about enjoying a more sustainable lunch?
Although there will be an initial expense to purchase some of the products that will help you live more sustainably, they will save you money in the long run and help the planet too.
Oryana carries numerous products that will start you going in the direction of low waste lunches.
SoYoung Lunch Bags
These stylish lunch bags boast the following features:
- Linen/Cotton exterior fabric and insulated Interior
- Machine washable
- Removable insulated insert for easy daily cleaning
- Detachable long strap for wearing as messenger bag or backpack (47″)
- PVC, Phthalate, Lead and BPA Free
- Extra back pocket for cutlery and love notes
Kid Basix Safe Snacker
Safe Snacker stainless steel lunchbox containers include a single flap collared lid that is easy for little hands to open and close, with a lid attached on one side that won’t get lost, and the lid is also removable for easy washing. Made from stainless steel base with a silicone gasket.
Ukonserve Insulated Food Jar
Handy leak-proof insulated food jar with an all-stainless interior keeps food hot or cold for hours! Pack soup or chili in the morning, and lunch will be steaming when you are ready to eat. Pack smoothies, pasta salad or yogurt and it stays cool until lunchtime.
Ukonserve Ice Pack
This non-toxic gel pack comes inside a moisture-resistant cover made from recycled plastic bottles! Ideal for kid’s lunch boxes. Pop in the freezer (with cover on), place in your lunch sack, and ice pack will keep lunch cold for hours. Depending on the environment, cover usually remains moisture free.
Bee’s Wrap is a great alternative to plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It’s made of GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. This combination of ingredients creates a malleable food wrap with natural antibacterial properties that can be used again and again. It’s washable, reusable and compostable.
Totally Bamboo Reusable Bamboo Flatware
Lightweight yet strong, tuck into your lunchbox for a stylish lunch. Dishwasher safe, beautiful, and durable. Bamboo is one of the world’s most renewable resources!
Lunchskins Paper Sandwich Bags
These durable & grease resistant paper bags are Recyclable + Sealable. Perfect for: sandwiches, snacks, treats and much more. Use at home or on the go. Made from all natural glassine (pure wood pulp) sourced from FSC-certified forests and non-wax – they are not treated with petroleum-based paraffin wax, soy or any other type of wax.
Biobag Snack Size Reusable Bags
BioBag’s Resealable Snack-Size Bags are made from a breathable plant based resin sourced in Italy and manufactured in the USA from GMO free crops. Perfect for mid-day snacks, both the bag and the resealable zipper are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute.