Happy New Year!
I don’t know who was more excited, me or my son, to open the package from Reusablebags.com. My son was excited because he was the one who was going to be using the Laptop Lunch Bento Box. I was excited because I love to try out new-to-me green products.
While my son was examining his new lunchbox I was reading through the 96-page "User's Guide" that came with it.
One of the reasons that I like Reusablebags.com so much is because they provide information, facts, and examples about the effects that living a disposable life has on our planet. This book was no different.
“parents who pack a child's lunch in disposable bags or containers generate 45 to 90 pounds of garbage every year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school.”
The user guide is not only filled with nutritional information and waste generating facts it is also filled with suggestions on how parents (who don’t necessarily have a lot of time on their hands) can fill those 5 reusable food containers that come with the Bento Lunch Box with wholesome food that kids will eat. I found this to be extremely helpful.
My son did have some trouble opening the lunchbox. But after reading the instructions, having me show him a couple of times, and trying it a few times by himself, he was able to open it. I would recommend having your child try to open it at home before sending them off with it.
My son already had a lunch bag that this container fit nicely into. If that is not the case for you than I would suggest purchasing the Laptop Lunch Kit which includes a handled lunch bag & a drink container.
The inside of the Laptop Lunch Bento Box contains compartments that are made to fit the food containers so they don’t slide around. This is a nice feature because I don’t know how many times I have cleaned spilt remains out of lunchboxes.
I also liked the stainless steel silverware that came with the lunchbox. They are the perfect size for kids. It would have been nice if a reusable napkin was included too.
The lunch box and contents is all dishwasher safe (top rack) which is very nice.
If you are new to “going green” and need a suggestion for how to start, this would be a great way! By packing lunches in reusable containers you will not only save $ you will help save the environment.