Summer is over and its that time of year to go school shopping. Try to reuse items from last year to stay green and recycle the ones that are trashed. You can make back to school shopping fun, eco, and safe this year with HipMomsGoGreen picks. I have personally bought all of the items on the list. All of the products are on a second year of use so they really last!
The Spicy Relish Lunch Tote by Built is the best lunch box. My youngest son used a built lunch box last year and it is still in perfect condition this year. My other sons had different brands that will remain nameless. These were trashed and looked like I ran over them with my car. The built bag has a TON of space for everything including a full size water bottle, bowls, sacks, napkin and more. It folds flat when empty and is fairly compact. The neoprene stretches to accommodate all your lunch essentials and stands up solid. Its easy to carry with soft-grip handles or with removable shoulder strap. It comes with an inside pocket and has a zip closure. The bag was tested for lead safety, has no vinyl or PVC. The best part is that you can wash it and it is like NEW! Enjoy.
The Klean Kanteen 18 oz colorful bottle with sports cap is a reusable, stainless steel bottle that is lab tested to be 100% free of heavy metal, toxins, and BPA. This is the perfect size because you can also fit it in the lunch tote. The wide-mouth accommodates ice cubes (big issue for others) and makes cleaning easy. The sports cap is wonderful but if you have a toddler I have mentioned before the sippy cup lid is the best from this company.
I love LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bags mainly because they work very well. These bags have a seal that is strong and the food stays fresh. I am on my second year with these bags so they really hold up well are worth the price. They are a colorful, high-quality alternative to plastic baggies. Made from the same food-safe materials used in high-end bakeries and patisseries, not only will they store your food. They are quick drying, greaseproof, and dishwasher safe. They are high-quality cotton with food-safe coating, and are BPA-free, lead-free and phthalate-free. They also have a nice big space to write your child’s name.
Kids Konserve stainless steel containers are perfect for packing your lunches. They last forever and are made with an amazing seal when you place the top on. The tiered sizes hold snacks, sides and main courses and they nest inside each other when you’re done, taking up minimal storage space. Unlike many other containers, they don’t leak, so you can pack your favorite foods and toss them in your bags without worry.