Eco-friendly lunches are in the bag

Eco-friendly lunches are in the bag

I don’t even want to think about how many plastic sandwich bags I go through a month. Every day my son takes at least two or three in his lunch bag, and I’ve felt it’s either use a disposable sandwich bag or buy the much more expensive pre-packaged...
The waste-free lunch kit with something for everyone

The waste-free lunch kit with something for everyone

The day I realized how many plastic baggies I was using in my kids’ lunches each week was the day I began trying every sort of reusable container and wrap out there. Nowadays the kids take a cobbled-together assortment of reusables in their lunch bags, but the...
Good karma’s in the bag

Good karma’s in the bag

Say that you need a giant-sized tote bag for the beach next weekend — or if you’re a family of geeks like mine, your library books — and you’re just not the preppy major-label canvas tote type. And say that you not only want something...
Budget doesn’t have to mean brown bag

Budget doesn’t have to mean brown bag

Sure, you can pay all kinds of money for a fancy reusable lunch bag, but why would you when there’s Neela Bags. This purveyor of a variety of earth-friendly polypropylene reusables now offers their lunch tote as a $5 standalone product (edited to add: currently...
Mama, I need a Dabbawalla

Mama, I need a Dabbawalla

With summer vacation less than a month away (seriously, it is!), my daughter is begging me to send her to camp, which just so happens to be a full day and requires some semblance of lunch packing on my part. I suppose it’s good preparation for when she starts...
Regifting the gift bag

Regifting the gift bag

I have been a fan of gift bags for a long time, because I truly suck at wrapping gifts. And, we all know the dirty little secret when it comes to gift bags — what comes around goes around. And around and around. That’s why I love these Traveling Gift bags...
Bag the plastic habit

Bag the plastic habit

I realize that there are about 400 different kinds of reusable grocery bags out there these days. But that just means you have 400 more opportunities to stop using disposable plastic or paper bags, right? Well, let me present you with option 401– Bag the Habit....
The sack lunch, updated

The sack lunch, updated

Insulated lunch totes are bulky (and often of dubious origin; some vinyl ones contain lead). Paper lunch bags often rip (and aren’t all that eco-friendly). What’s a gotta-be-cool tween to do? Reach for 3 R’s lunch sac perhaps? Made of washable...