Did you know that only about 5% of the population recycles their plastic bags? Starting from crude oil, plastic bags utilize a lot of our Earth’s valuable natural resources, yet we use a single plastic bag for a mere couple of hours before they are thrown away.
With this alarming statistic at the forefront of very few people’s minds, it is nice to be able to present a very sustainable option. The use of reusable bags is a well known concept when it comes to grocery shopping bags. Many of us have multiples in our cars. How many individuals, however, use reusable sandwich and snack bags, though? And why not?
Developed by moms for moms, Lunchskins2 are stylish, yet practical, reusable fabric snack and sandwich bags sold in a multipack at 300 select Target stores. So the excuse of availability, practicality and price are completely irrelevant and simply bad excuses! Since 2009, 3greenmoms’ signature Lunchskins brand has received accolades from customers, retailers and press, including coverage in O Magazine, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Everyday Food, Parents, “The Early Show” and “The Martha Stewart Show”. In addition to this national recognition, accolades soon follow, having won awards from Parent Tested Parent Approved.
Going green is not a fad, but a way of life. Running a green blog, I try and educate people on ways that they can take baby steps in helping the environment, increasing sustainability while reducing waste. This is one of those ways.
I have to admit, I already owned reusable lunch bags prior to this review, but I never used them. The reason? The quality did not justify the means. My children are too young to use them, so my husband would use them and because of the material, most of whatever was the object of packaging for the day, would leak out and would be a beast to clean.
The Lunchskins2 bags are made of food-safe, high-quality fabric used by pastry chefs. The result is a bag that’s grease-and moisture-proof (ideal for messy sandwiches), while also dishwasher safe and BPA free, lead free and phthalate-free! The next excuse is now eliminated – the cleanup is a snap!
I love the feel of the bags and Noah loved the designs…more than my husband having to take them to work! Ha! Mind you, there are designs that are much more “male” friendly
Now you may be asking, why do you keep referring to the product with a 2? Well, the original product, the Lunchskins, feature one single bag, where the Lunchskins2 bags are exclusive to 300 select Target stores and are also a multipack. The multipack includes one reusable sandwich bag and one reusable snack bag. My favorite pattern was the Navy Dogs, but they can also be found in Red Ladybug and Green Frogs.
What I find more impressive than anything, though, is their collective effort to improve the quality of life on Earth, above and beyond the commercial market. 1% of all online sales goes to the C&O Canal Trust, an organization formed to protect and restore the historic C&O Canal near the nation’s capital, a trash-free national park. In addition, funds are donated and fundraisers and held to raise money for your local schools.
With the help of readers like you, Lunchskins customers have replaced more than 12 million plastic baggies from going into the landfill.
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