Since Zoë is in school this year, we've been working out the best way to pack her lunch that is both earth friendly and kid friendly. I have realized that we're going through far too many plastic baggies since I worry about putting glass containers in her lunch. At this age, I'm just not confident that enough care will be taken to avoid broken glass.
To try and cut back on the number of plastic baggies that we're using, I decided to investigate some stainless steel containers for her to use. We just got a set of three MIRA stainless steel containers for her lunch box. The set includes 16-ounce, 8-ounce and 5-ounce containers. They will hold most things that go into her lunch for snack and sides.
The containers are made from unlined 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. The lids go on and off easily, and they're made from LDPE number 4 plastic, which is BPA, phthalate, PVC and lead free. They're lightweight, so they don't make her lunchbox heavy like our glass containers do.
I like that they all nest inside of each other, so when they're not in use they don't take up a lot of space in our cabinets. We don't have a huge kitchen, so anything that saves space is appreciated.
I also appreciate that they're affordable. A set of three containers is currently on sale for $17.95 on Amazon.com! Pick up a set to make your child's lunch (or yours) more eco-friendly.
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