Packing your lunch can be much healthier than eating in a restaurant or the cafeteria, and chances are it will save you money, too. The trick to bringing your lunch to work or school is making sure you’re not packing up a bag full of waste along with that sandwich!
A packed lunch can be incredibly wasteful. Between single use plastic baggies, disposable cutlery, and paper napkins, we toss tons of lunch-related waste every year. Heck, even the bag you bring your food in is wasteful if you toss it in the trash when you’re done. Switching to reusables is a bit pricier up front, but the beauty of reusables is that you’re not buying them over and over. After a month or two of packing your lunch in reusable containers, you’ll hit that break even point, since you won’t have to keep buying disposable containers, utensils, and napkins anymore.
A lunch bag doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Any flat-bottomed tote bag will do the trick. I definitely recommend opting for a bag with a flat bottom, because there’s nothing more frustrating than having your containers flip over in your bag. That flat bottom will help things stay put. You have a few options here:
Now that your bag’s sorted, let’s fill it up with reusables!
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