Southern Mom Loves: Save $435 a Year Using Reusable Lunchware!

Save $435 a Year Using Reusable Lunchware!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

That is a lot of waste; both in trash created and money wasted! ECOlunchbox did a study in 2009, that calculated the savings for a family that had two kids and one adult packing lunch five times a week; the results are a real eye-opener.

We made the switch to reusable about a year ago and couldn't be happier. We save a ton of money on expensive juice boxes and ziploc bags, and I feel so much better about not creating the waste that we used to. There are a load of reusable options, and ECOlunchbox makes some really great ones. They have a "soup-to-nuts" lunchware line that includes super cute bentos, sandwich boxes, snack containers, lunchbags and more, all of which are plastic-free and waste-free and that help you and your family avoid health risks associated with vinyl, plastic, lead and aluminum.

Here's a top five list of eco-friendly school supplies that make it easy to go green this Back-to-School season! Click here to see the whole line of super-durable, easy to clean, plastic-free lunchware.

5. Eco Chic Furoshiki Bento Box Kit 
The original eco lunchbag from Japan sewn from colorful fair trade textiles hand-printed by artisans using wooden blocks and wax batik techniques.
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4. Oval + Cup
This super-classy 2-piece lunch set includes a large oval container plus a smaller cup that's ideal for sauces, dips or other wet foods.
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3. Three-In-One
With three nesting containers, this lunchbox is ideal for school lunches. Most kids pack a sandwich and two side dishes, this ensures their food won't get mixed up!
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2. Solo Cube
This is a classic reusable sandwich box, durable and light-weight, but without the plastic!
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1. Blue Water Bento Lunch Kit
This is a fantastic leak-proof lunchbox without plastic! The silicone lid and the quirky screen-printed lunch bag are a crowd favorite.
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You can find ECOLunchbox: Eco-friendly lunchware on Abe's Market and save a bundle! And, as a bonus, Abe's Market is also running a free shipping promotion through this Sunday, August 24! Click through the link above to get your free shipping.

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