Every day, when I pack Jane’s lunch, I cant help but feel bad about the amount of waste our family produces. The sandwich, chips, dessert. . everything goes into little plastic bags and placed within her lunch box. Did you know that an average family of four wastes around 1,500 of those little plastic bags a year?! Now take a moment and think about how many people live in your city, neighborhood, street. That is alot of waste that ends up in our landfill. I have already started to make an effort to cut back on some waste in our home by swapping out the paper sacks for a reusable lunch box, but I knew that we as a family could do more.
We all make a conscious effort to try and re-use and re purpose in our home. For me to do my part, It just makes sense that the snack bags within her lunchbox should also be reusable. It wouldn’t take me any more time than it already does in the morning to make the switch. So when the company, The Green Haven, and I met it was love at first sight. It is so nice to find an eco conscious company that produces items to help families who care about making less of a negative impact on the environment.
When I first received our snack bags in the mail I was pleasantly surprised. The bags are the perfect size for a sandwich or for a good portion of finger snacks. The inside is lined with a nylon fabric and secured by a Velcro closure. Why is nylon important? Using nylon for a liner is important because it is water resistant, food safe, stain resistant and CHEMICAL FREE (that’s in all caps because its important to me). The outside of the bag is adorable as well. There are many different themes and fabrics to choose from at the Green Haven that you are sure to find something your kiddos will love. The best part about these bags, however, are that they are entirely machine washable! Just pop them in the washer and dryer after use and your all set for the next time you need them. Its Easy!
May I add that helping the environment usually always helps your pocket book as well? Just sayin’.
So lucky for us, The Green Haven has graciously donated a free cotton snack bag to one lucky winner so you can give it a try. The winner also gets to choose the design and personalization for their snack bag! How nice!
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