When Jacqueline Linder sent me a sample of her LunchBots Duo Lunchbox I was initially skeptical. Don’t we all know not to pack food in plastic containing BPA by now? But I opened the package anyway and was intrigued by what I found. A sturdy metal lunchbox along with a list of why it using stainless steel is better for the environment than plastic. Linder created these stainless steel lunch boxes, bento boxes and tableware based on her belief that food should never be stored in plastic. When she sought plastic-free containers she couldn’t find any so invented her own. (Way to go Momtrepreneur!) She also switched over from plastic in her home. Her food is always stored in glass containers and her children carry stainless steal water bottles to school. She adamantly believes that we should not use plastic at all while the toxicity of it is still in question. I have to say, her article titled Why to Avoid Plastic definitely got me thinking!
I sent my daughter to school with the sample LunchBots box and it proved durable, easy to clean and great to have around. The only problem I encountered is that my daughter found it a little hard to open, her teacher had to help her. Linder has generously donated a LunchBot to give away to one lucky Babble reader. She hopes that you will use it, enjoy it and help spread the word in order to get people to switch from plastic to stainless steel and glass containers. The next time you pack your children’s food in plastic take time to consider the physical and environmental impact it will have and see if you can avoid it altogether.
To Enter to win a LunchBots lunchbox:
1) Leave a comment sharing your favorite non-plastic store container.
2) Contest runs from February 15th at 9:00am ET to February 22nd at 9:00am ET.
3) Winners will be chosen by random.org and given 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chosen.