5 Eco friendly lunch boxes

Most lunch boxes nowadays are cheap cast-offs from popular tv programs, kids films and with kids wanting and wanting, parents are pressured to give in, trust me I’ve been there, and before you know it you have brought the plastic tub that comes directly from China. I have probably spent money on lunch boxes with characters on more than I should have because of my children wanting to fit in with others. Now though, the eco friendly option is best and the designs are always improving.

The plastic ones though, they break time and time again and there I am ordering another just so my child can feel the same as others. Not anymore, our daughter is a very clever 5 year old and understands now why we choose not to use those plastic containers and she now spots the difference. Her metal container lunchbox is still going strong whereas she would be on her 4th, maybe 5th plastic one by now.

Most imports from China are made of cheap plastic, and whilst it may seem cheap it is not when you think about how many times it has to be replaced due to wear and tear, scratches or simply when your little one grows out of that character fad, not to mention the harmful chemicals that come from the plastic that leach into your little one’s food. I have shown you the problem, but here is the solution.

1. Lunchbox by G.A. Homefavor – (3 compartments)

Lunchbox by G.A. Homefavor – (3 compartments)

This lunch box we personally have for our 2 and 3-year-old for nursery, they are stylish and classy. They are easy to open and close, they keep food cold and not contaminated.

Suitable for any age or gender, great for taking to work. It separates your food so that you could have pasta or a sandwich in the largest,  and the smaller compartments can have things like fruit. This particular box comes in two sizes – 500ml (for child) or 1000ml (for adult.)

2. Stainless Steel Bento Lunchbox (2in1)

Stainless Steel Bento Lunchbox (2in1)

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Stainless Steel
  • Holds up to 23oz
  • Secure clips to prevent food spills

3. Lunchbox by G.A. Homefavor – (Large)

Lunchbox by G.A. Homefavor – (Large) 

  • Removable divider
  • Leak proof
  • Holds up to 1400ml
  • Dishwasher safe

4. Bamboo lunchbox by Bambox

Bamboo lunchbox by Bambox 

  • Made from natural bamboo (solid bamboo & fibres)
  • Fabric strap holds lid in place
  • 1100ml capacity
  • 6 colour options available

5. Wheat lunch box containers (3in1)

Wheat lunch box containers (3in1) 

  • 3 compartments to separate and protect food
  • Made from natural wheat straw
  • Compact design
  • Microwave & Dishwasher Safe
  • 900ml capacity

I have chosen these lunch boxes based on health, and the fact that they are eco friendly. We hope that by not purchasing plastic items we can refuse plastic from the market and improve our overall health. We also kept in mind the features that are important: huge storage size, high quality product, and strength. They may be more expensive but buy high quality, and spend less long term. Another great thing is how versatile they are, you can take it to work, school, picnic and have your lunch in it.

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