It's a well-known fact that lunchboxes are often full of single-use packaging products!
That's right! Just think of Tetra Pack juice boxes, Zip Lock-style resealable plastic bags, the soft bar wrappers on the market... And... All this comes at a cost.
An obvious cost to your wallet, which also translates into a cost to society (yes, garbage and recycling collection is expensive, as are sorting and landfill centers) and of course a cost to the environment.
We haven't finished paying for all this...
I won't go on about this from noon to 2:00 pm. I think you know what I'm talking about. And as long as I'm going to talk endlessly about the consequences of such choices, I'd rather talk about concrete solutions for ecological lunchboxes. Because there are many possible solutions, and you've got a lot to choose from!
Well, no surprises here.
The first thing to do is refuse to consume anything that's single-use, including ready-made lunches from the grocery store. With this in mind, we rethink our lunches.
Here are a few products that can help you do just that! It's up to you to decide what suits you best, and what fits easily into your lifestyle.
In addition to the lunchbox itself, here's what we suggest you put in it:
I don't know about you, but cold meals all the time are not a winner! There's nothing better than eating hot meals that stay hot! Double-walled insulated containers are an investment that will pay for itself, allowing you to use up leftovers from the night before!
Ha the convenience of small, single-use juice boxes has invaded schools and workplaces in record time! Yet there are some great, easy-to-use solutions out there. Drink in a box offers a product that's super durable, hard-wearing and even comes with replacement parts!
Sandwich or snack bags
Small, easy-care bags are available to replace the notorious single-use resealable plastic bags. The ones shown here are doubly eco-friendly!
They're made here from fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Wash and dry in record time!
We're talking about the basics here! Bring utensils with you and avoid single-use utensils at all times! Here's a versatile item that's good for life! It's so practical with its two built-in utensils: spoon and fork are often just what we need!
For long, hot days, it's essential to keep your lunch cool! Here's a stainless steel cooler that's both effective and practical: it's small and doesn't take up half your lunch box!
Lunchbox placemats allow you to sit down to eat even in places that are a little less clean than you'd like!
These lunchbox placemats have a pocket in which you can slip your utensils, and they're very easy to wash!
What's more, they're made from a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, right here!
Reusable water bottle
They say you should drink 2 liters of water a day! Nothing less.
Imagine if everyone drank this water in disposable plastic bottles every day! The solution is, of course, the reusable water bottle.
What we love about this reusable water bottle is that it's retractable: you can fold it so that it only takes up 5 cm of your bag or lunchbox.
Reusable food packaging
The ease of use of plastic food wrap has seen it invade the market. Yet there are easy-to-use, eco-friendly solutions.
Beeswax and vegan food packaging really do serve the same purpose. They can be used to wrap foods such as sandwiches, cheeses or faux-mages... Very easy to clean: a little soap, cold water and a wipe!
Stainless steel container
Let's face it, we don't like our food to come into contact with plastic.
Why, because it's not a stable material, and it can exchange particles, contaminating our food. So we've come up with a great solution: stainless steel containers!
Perhaps you're thinking that an eco-friendly lunchbox requires quite an investment? You'd be right! But you only buy once, and you don't have to change everything at once.
We believe that one step at a time is the key to success, and that every gesture counts. It's up to you to decide which one you want to start with!