How To: Packing a Zero Waste Lunch
Going zero waste can be a rewarding experience. It feels amazing to be able to do something for the environment by embracing reusable products. As an added benefit, a slight investment in the beginning can save you time and money in the long run. Lunch time can be one of the biggest impacts you can make by switching away from disposable plastics and towards reusable alternatives. It can be daunting, so here is a quick How To on packing a zero waste lunch.
This amazing lunch box has a main compartment that can hold 850ml, an insert that holds 300ml. The handles collapse for a streamlined look, and the lid locks into place for a secure hold. The lunch box is made from rice husks that would normally be thrown away, that makes this truly sustainable, and very stylish.
This lunch box can be bought as a lunch set with matching travel cup.
Beeswax wraps are one of the coolest, most versatile items in this article. They are made with organic cotton, beeswax, and pine resin. They can be used up to 200 times and they can be used to wrap sandwiches in your lunch box but they can also be used to wrap cheeses, and veggies too.
Bowl covers are not as versatile in the way that beeswax wraps are but they reduce clingfilm use by 740,000 miles in a single year, and can be used for years. My personal preference for them is to use them when letting bread dough rise. The best part is that they are machine washable.
Have both on hand with this food cover set and truly minimize your cling film use.
It is widely known that reusable bottles are great for the environment. But, not many people know that they can replace 1,460 plastic water bottles a year. These reusable thermal bottles hold 500ml of liquid and can keep drinks cold for 24 hours, and liquids hot for up to 12 hours. It is BPA free, and made from 304 stainless steel and has a very, very long life expectancy.
Much like the lunch box, these travel mugs are made of materials that would have been thrown away. In this case they are made of coffee husks. Have them both, and a set of reusable straws with this Deluxe Hydration Bundle
These seemingly simple items are a great start, or a great addition to your zero waste journey. Not only are they all very stylish items, they are available in a variety of colors. Get them all to pack the perfect zero waste lunch for you and your family.