Eco-friendly Lunchware: Tips for Going Green at Lunch
Eco-friendly Lunchtime Solutions: Reusable Sandwich Wraps, Bamboo Utensils, and more!
From reusable sandwich wraps to bamboo utensils, MasonJars.com has a wide variety of eco-friendly products that'll inspire you to live a healthier life. Read on to see how you can go green at lunch.
According to the EPA, we use a staggering 380 billion plastic bags and wraps yearly, which requires 12 million barrels of oil. Worldwide, the numbers are even more astonishing, as the global use of plastic bags is now north of 1 trillion plastic.
Perhaps the most significant issue is that only 5% of plastic is recycled.
With these stats in mind, make the switch from disposable sandwich bags to reusable options such as beeswax wraps.
Beeswax wraps are nothing new. In fact, sources believe this method of food preservation dates back to the seventh century.
Made with organic cotton infused with beeswax, beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly option that keeps your food fresher for longer. You can wrap cheese, fruit, bread, and sandwiches, just to name a few. Beeswax wrap can last up to a year with proper care and regular usage.
With beautiful patterns and colors to choose from, beeswax wraps can make lunch a bit more cheerful than a boring plastic bag. If you're interested in switching from bags to wraps, visit Meli Wraps' page to shop today.
Tip: When dining out, eliminate styrofoam waste by bringing a beeswax wrap with you to take leftovers home!
According to Eco-Cycle.org, over 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the United States. To put that number into perspective, that number of straws could fill more than 46,400 school buses every year!
People often drop these short-lived drinking utensils right into the garbage without realizing the significant impact it has on the environment. Straws and stirrers make up 8.13% of the plastic pollution on earth. Additionally, drinking hot beverages with these disposable plastic straws may post health risks if your drinking straws contain BPA.
Reduce your lifetime plastic straw from 38,000 to 1 with Simply Straws. This 9mm straw is excellent for all liquids and well-blended smoothies. Not only is it reusable, but it's also dishwasher and microwave safe, BPA-free, and made in America.
Reusable Bamboo Utensils
According to PlasticPollutionCoalition.org, Americans use a whopping 100 million plastic utensils every day. The worse part is, most disposable plastic cutlery can't be recycled!
You can do your part to eliminate waste by carrying reusable utensils at lunch. Aside from lunches, the set is perfect for life on the go.
reCAP Mason Jar Lids
Made from BPA-free, FDA-approved "no break" plastic, reCAP Mason jar lids can last a lifetime and transform your old Mason jars into eco-friendly food containers. From on-the-go smoothies to soup and salad storage, Mason jars are made more useful with reCAP. We recommend checking out the POUR and FLIP lids!