Eating out, whether you’re a college student or a mother of three, is expensive and wasteful. Families who want to cut back on their unnecessary expenses usually start packing lunches instead of buying them, but this leads to another problem–what do you pack them in?
To-go boxes, paper sacks, and plastic sandwich bags can be recycled, but more often than not they’re tossed in the trash and end up in a landfill (or the ocean). Hardcore greenies sometimes wash and dry plastic baggies for a second use, but most people aren’t willing to take this extra step.
SnackTAXI provides a cheap, sanitary, and environmentally-safe way to pack snacks, lunches and other small items without creating unnecessary waste.
Invented by Erin Kelly-Dill, a mother of two who packs over 500 school lunches a year, SnackTAXIs are cloth bags lined with coated nylon, and can be machine washed and dried, or simply wiped clean with a damp sponge. Each bag is handmade in a home-based workshop by talented local sewers.
Available in different sizes and bright colors, each SnackTAXI has the potential to replace the 1,000 plastic bags that the average person uses over a lifetime. Certain styles directly benefit the work of organizations like Partners in Health, Grassroot Soccer & Pick Up America!
The company also offers reusable produce bags so you don’t have to use the disposable ones in the grocery store, and Twice-As-Nice napkins, a solution for on-the-go eaters who would rather not use the disposable napkins offered in restaurants and cafeterias.