Stainless Steel Products For Plastic-Free Lunches
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Environmentally Friendly Containers
Back-to-school season is upon us, which means it’s time to make school lunches. If you’re tired of buying new containers or paper bags every year, we have the perfect solution for you: stainless steel lunch containers. These containers are extremely durable and free of endocrine disruptors like BPA or BPS, which are harmful chemicals commonly found in plastic products. Besides the health benefits, choosing stainless steel also helps you save money and reduce waste. Here are five stainless steel containers parents love.
Snack-Size Stainless Steel Containers
This Penguinni food storage container set comes with four round pieces for any sized snack. Each has a silicone lid, which makes the product 100 percent plastic-free, and the lids are leakproof, so you won’t have to worry about spills.
BUY IT: Amazon, $35
Stainless Steel Canister and Lunchbox
If you child loves to eat sandwiches, skip the plastic bags with this reusable container from ECOlunchbox. It fits one thick sandwich or two thin ones.
BUY IT: Amazon, $35
LunchBots Large Stainless Steel Container
Want to pack a small lunch? This LunchBots container is a bento-style box with three sections. It’s perfect for a meal with two sides or a sandwich with fruits and veggies. (Don’t forget to pack lunches that don’t need to be heated, because stainless steel is not microwave-friendly.)
BUY IT: Amazon, $39
This box has five compartments, which is perfect for satisfying bigger appetites or children who like variety in their lunch. Plus, it also comes with two round containers with lids for messy foods, like sauces or yogurt. If you’re looking for a lunchbox that your child will grow with, this is the one!
BUY IT: PlanetBox, $56
Stainless Steel Bottle with Silicone Straw
Most stainless steel bottles have caps that can make spilling easy, but this Pura Kiki bottle has a useful straw. As a bonus, it’s plastic-free.
BUY IT: Amazon, $20