With the return to school just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about packed lunches. This blog suggests planet-friendly alternatives to your lunchtime essentials.
Sandwich Wrappers from Re-Wrap-It
These sandwich wrappers are a reusable alternative to cling film. They are quick and easy to use, perfect for the morning rush. After you have made the sandwich, just wrap it up and secure with the Velcro strap. They’re easy to clean as well. Just wipe down the plastic food side with a damp cloth or pop them in the washing machine. These wrappers come in loads of different colours and patterns, which makes them a lot more interesting than just plain old cling-film. You can get your wrapper here.
Snack Bags from Mummy Marvellous Makes
Sandwich wrappers sometimes just won’t do for the smaller foods, so I suggest these cotton snack bags. These are perfect for foods such as nuts and biscuits. And when you’re finished with them, they just go straight in the washing machine. These are the perfect alternative for single use plastic bags. You can buy a snack bag here.
Food Flasks from SHO
If you’re more of a soup fan, these flasks are great. They are the perfect size for one person’s lunch. They’ll keep food hot for 10 hours, and cold for 20. And they are made of metal, so they are durable and will last a long time. You can find a food flask here.
Bottles from SHO
Reusable bottles are becoming more popular, but I still see people in my school who buy plastic bottles of water every day. Even if they do have a reusable bottle, it is often made of plastic, which has a lot of disadvantages. These bottles are made of stainless steel, which means they are sturdy and will last a long time. They can keep a drink ice-cold for 24 hours or piping hot for 12! Perfect for a hot day, when everyone else has lukewarm drinks. A SHO bottle is an essential for daily life. You can find a 500ml one here. Or if you prefer a smaller bottle, you can get it here.