One thing that's nice about using disposable lunch bags […]
One thing that's nice about using disposable lunch bags is that you can be environmentally friendly and still be able to take along a nice lunch every day. In the past, many people would buy large, reusable lunch trays for all of their meals. These are still a nice choice for meals but sometimes it just is not convenient to carry around a tray every single day.
TIP: Usually keep at least one of those alternatives on hand for times when you might need to bring clean up or for messy lunches when you have a busy day at work or at home. When it comes to making sure that your eco-friendly efforts go right, it's best to try to do everything in moderation and try to stay away from too much of anything that is made of plastic. For example, you should really skip buying soup mixes, sauces and dressings that are already packed with plastic. You can find eco-friendly sauces and dressings, if you look for them but just remember that there is no good reason to skip buying a disposable lunch box and using salad dressing as an example.
TIP: If you have bento boxes, stock up on some of the other eco-friendly lunches like lettuce cups. These can make great salads for lunchtime. Since bento boxes are also made of non-biodegradable containers, you can use these in place of plastic lunch trays or salad plates and even in place of lunch meat trays. These are just as good as the real thing but there are better eco-friendly ways to store and prepare your food than using plastic.
TIP: Buy some reusable utensils instead of those made of plastic. One good example is using a toaster oven to make your own sandwich. This is more ideal for people who don't have time to cook their own sandwiches. A toaster oven is easy to clean and most of them don't break easily. Other good eco-friendly utensils you can consider for storing lunches are re-sealable tote bags and reusable lunch bags. By doing this, you will not only be helping to save the environment by reducing waste and making your grocery shopping experience more eco-friendly, you will also save a lot of money by cutting down on buying plastic lunches.
TIP: If you cannot find eco-friendly sandwich bags, use sandwich bags instead. These are reusable and can make good lunches if used with care. You can find these at your local markets if you want to cut down more on your grocery bill. The good thing about these lunches is that you can serve any kind of sandwich. You can also use bread crumbs to fill them.
TIP: Instead of using a paper plate, opt for metal ones. They are easier to clean and you can find them in different sizes. You can use them for a lunch while you are on a vacation or for office breaks. If you have enough of them, you can use it to hold plates when you are having a picnic. You can also reuse them for other food stuff.
TIP: You can add your own snack to the box, like low calorie snacks and nut butters. By eating your own meal, you can save on the sugar and fat content of your lunch box. If you have some snacks at work, stock up on some of them. Or you can buy your lunch box with an already prepared meal inside.
In these times when you have to worry about your health and the environment, it is important that you are conscious of what you consume. The old ways, where people throw leftover meals in a trash can, are not anymore acceptable. You should take responsible and eco-friendly actions towards improving the environment. And one of the best ways you can do that is by using eco-friendly and disposable lunch boxes to pack your lunch.