Arts and Crafts, Sustainability
Sustainable back-to-school supplies
15 January, 2021
We can all take measures to decrease the waste we produce, and our child’s lunchbox is a great place to start. Here are a few of our favourite sustainable school supplies that will help you save the planet, one packed lunch at a time.
Petit Monkey backpacks
These gorgeous, Dutch-designed backpacks are more than just a pretty face – they’re made from rPET, a sturdy material made from plastic bottles. Yep, you read that right! The plastic bottles are collected, recycled, shredded and spun into yarn, which is then woven in fabric, covered with a milky coating and turned into the kind of backpack you’ll be happy to carry home from school for your children.
Precidio Snack in the Box
Made from the BPA- and phthalate-free plastic Tritan, Snack in the Box is both super-tough and super-safe for little ones. There’s no need to purchase single-use cling film or snap seal bags – Snack in the Box can be reused time and time again. It’s also dishwasher safe (top-shelf up to 65 degrees celsius) which means quick turnarounds for busy parents.
Wean Green containers
These eco-friendly storage options were initially designed for homemade baby food, but the range quickly expanded due to the demand – now, Wean Green includes a wide variety of sizes and lid colours that are perfect for everything from salads to soups. Made of durable tempered glass, Wean Green storage containers come with a silicone-sealed, leak-proof lid and are all BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free.
Emondo cutlery set
Made from degradable wheat straw, these lightweight yet solid cutlery sets can be reused over, and over, and over again. The handy case keeps them free from contamination when tossed in a school bag, and also contains any crumbs and food residue after use. They’re free from nasties like BPA, melamine, phthalates and other toxins and are degradable. Win!
Fluf products are made from certified 100 per cent organic cotton and rinsible, tested food-safe lining. Each and every item in the Fluf range is ever so easy to clean, helping you avoid that ‘impossible-to-wipe-clean’ smell some other products can take on. From their sandwich sacks to their lunch bags, each product is durable and super roomy – plus, they’re free from BPA, phthalates and lead.