It's back-to-school time! If you haven't already jumped on the waste-free lunch bandwagon, make this year the year to get it done. It's much easier than you think. In fact, you probably have all of the reusable containers and tote bags you need to put together a quick and easy waste-free lunch for your kids. If you do need some extra supplies, check out these awesome eco-savvy lunch box treats:

Lunchbots: Reusable stainless steel container won't leach nasty plastics into your child's lunch. They come in a variety of sizes and styles that easily hold any size snack or sandwich.

RuMe baggies: Say goodbye to your old plastic baggies and hello to the Ru Me. These reusable zippered pouches lets you zip up your sandwich, trail mix or carrot sticks for easy eating on the go. And they're so darn cute, you'll never want to use the old throw-away plastic ones again.

Sigg Water bottles: Durable, leak-proof, nontoxic, dishwasher-safe, and suitable for all beverages, these Sigg bottles are the bomb when it comes to lunch. And with hundreds of styles to choose from, you will easily find a bottle to match the age and interests of any child.

Yikes!  This just in...SIGG bottles contain traces of BPA.   So I definitely do NOT recommend SIGG's for the school lunch box.  But I haven't yet found a great alternative.  Got one to share?  Let me know in the comments.

Bamboo Flatware: Any kind of reusable cutlery will work for your child's lunch box. But if you don't want to run the risk of losing a place setting from your favorite flatware, try these bamboo utensils. They're durable, eco-savvy, and fun for kids to use.

Tiffins: These stainless-steel containers make a great alternative to plastic and stack up neatly for lunch on the go.  


Kid Konserve Lunch Kit: Comes with everything you need in one handy package: lunch bag, reusable drink bottle, cloth napkin, reusable stainless steel containers and reusable lunch bags, all made non-leaching, lead, bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalate-free materials.

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