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HOW TO PACK
A GREEN, HEALTHY AND
NON-TOXIC LUNCH

Going out to lunch every day or buying school lunches can become a drain on your wallet, a potential gain around your waist, and ultimately a pain on the environment! So how can we better budget our money, avoid harmful chemicals in food, focus on healthier eating, and help the environment? The answer is as simple as packing a green, healthy and non-toxic lunch, which is made easy with these great tips:

The Lunchbag

Instead of using a brown baggie or a leftover plastic grocery store bag, your lunch in a reusable lunch bag made from 100% organic cotton. Compared to conventional cotton, the methods used to grow organic cotton have lower environmental impacts and are non-toxic because no pesticides are used.

Another method for packing lunch is to use an insulated lunchbag made from materials and gels free from harmful chemicals. Before purchasing a lunchbag, check with the company to make sure the product has been tested!

Your Food

Swap out your plastic containers for non-toxic and reusable stainless steel food containers, which are dishwasher safe, and, more importantly, wonít leach chemicals like BPA into your food.

If you need a microwave safe container, pack your food in a glass container. Not only is it safe for microwave use but glass is also one of the safest, non-toxic materials available.

For food usually packed in plastic baggies, try using reusable snack bags and reusable sandwich bags that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Utensils: Reusable bamboo utensils are a great alternative to plastic utensils because they are reusable and made from bamboo, a renewable resource that wonít harm the environment.

Your Drink: Instead of packing a new plastic water bottle every day, try using BPA free bottles made from glass or stainless steel. Not only will you be reducing waste but you will also avoid exposure to BPA.

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