Have you stopped to think about the wasteful impact of plastic bags in packed lunches? Have you found an eco-friendly, reusable alternative yet? I have a solution that you will surely love and your kids will too!
ReUsies is a company started by Seattle moms with a mission of leaving a smaller footprint for future generations. Their line of reusable sandwich and snack bags are an earth-friendly, safer alternative to the multiple plastic bags that each packed lunch uses each day. Using ReUsies can effectively cut back on your families exposure to plastic, and also cut back on the overwhelming amount of plastic showing up on beaches and in landfills.
I received a 2-pack in the Happy Fruit print. All 2-packs come contain a sandwich size ReUsie and a snack size ReUsie of the same print. ReUsies are made from 100% cotton and lined with leak-resistant nylon and Velcro closures. They are BPA and phthalate-free, and are CPSIA compliant and FDA approved making them food safe. They can be washed by hand, in the dishwasher, or even the washer and dryer. With so many ways to easily care for them, ReUsies won't add any extra work to your busy routine.
I'll admit, I do like plastic baggies for certain snacks (mostly just the more wet ones), but ReUsies are definitely encouraging me to make a positive change in this area. Although the print I received is a bit girly, I like to add Buddy's snacks in these for errands and outings. They're great for raisins, crackers, and even his cars and little toys have made their way in them too (he knows where I put the bags in the kitchen)! The sandwich size ReUsie is quite generously sized for my gluten-free breads (which tend to be small), so it's easy to add a granola bar or some other long and skinny snack in there with a sandwich.
I really like that the flap on both sizes folds down part of the orange cotton material with it (see the crease in the orange cotton on the left?). This not only helps keep snack in the bags while closed, but also encourages a better seal for freshness too. The vertical velcro design allows you to fold the flap higher or lower on the velcro, depending on the contents inside. Another neat feature of ReUsies is that they have a strip of elastic on the back of the bags too so you can fold them in half for storing or for use when the bags are less full.
ReUsies makes a lot of fun prints that are appropriate for children and adults too. Seeing one of these prints in your lunch would probably put a pep in your step for the rest of the day, right? I think so!
Christmas gifts should be practical, reusable, and fun too. ReUsies are a bit of each and help you pack a lunch that uses healthier, eco-friendly choices which contribute to waste-free lunches. ReUsies would be a great stocking stuffer! Help your kids go green with their school lunches at the start of the new year at school!
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