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SnackTAXI’s Make It Easy To Pack A Sustainable Lunch

SnackTAXI’s Make It Easy To Pack A Sustainable Lunch

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.

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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7:12AM PDT on May 7, 2013


4:03AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Good idea,thanks for sharing

6:02PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you.

6:02PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you.

6:49AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Fun project to make, thanks for sharing...

3:47PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

i like it

7:15PM PST on Dec 10, 2011

very cute. but coated nylon???

1:48AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

I bought one of these from a different company; they work good but careful with "gooey" items because they will leak a little. You fold the bag over and then velcro so the more liquid items can leak. The other thing I did was copy the pattern and make my own is very easy to do!

12:58AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Interesting. Thank you.

5:29AM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Great..thank you

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