Plastic baggies have been used in lunches for many years by families looking for a convenient way to pack a lunch. While convenient, the waste adds up quickly. According to 1800recycling.com, the average American family uses 500 Ziploc bags every year.
However, that number could be much higher for families with more than one child. If you pack a lunch each day that contains one sandwich and one snack, both packaged in a plastic baggy, that’s 2 baggies each and every day. Most schools are in session an average of 180 school days per year. That’s 360 baggies used per year, per child – which isn’t even accounting for any use of disposable plastic bags in the home.
Fortunately there is an easy way to stop contributing plastic baggies to our growing landfills – make the switch from disposable to reusable sandwich bags. LunchSkins offers a line of high quality, reusable sandwich bags that are ideal for all types of lunches – even messy snacks and sandwiches.
LunchSkins are made in the USA from a fabric that has been coated with a food-safe, moisture-proof polyurethane liner, which was originally designed for use by restaurants and bakeries in Europe. This quick drying fabric has been certified to be free of lead, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates.
The Velcro seal used on Lunchskins is heavy duty, and won’t open up and make a mess in your child’s lunch. Both the snack size and sandwich size bags seal very well, and the Velcro doesn’t wear out easily.
The LunchSkins Sub Bag is very large, and can hold a sandwich as large as a submarine sandwich.
The LunchSkins Snack Bag is the perfect size for everything from fruit to nuts to pretzels and everything in between.
While it’s always best to hand wash your Lunchskins to prolong their life, they are dishwasher safe, making them a convenient choice even for busy families. They will last for hundreds of uses if taken care of properly.
It’s time to kick lunchbox waste to the curb with LunchSkins reusable sandwich bags and reusable snack bags. They come in various patterns and are available in the Earth911 Shop, where you will find a wide assortment of sustainable products for your everyday living.
Do you use reusable products in your lunches?
Photos courtesy of Chrystal Johnson