Eco lunch boxes for the modern brown-bagger


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As part of our holiday gift extravaganza, might we suggest the practical present of modern lunch containers? Here are three green-minded options for reusable food transport:

Stainless steel: Kids Konserve originally designed kids’ lunch ware but now makes containers for adults. The U-Konserve collection includes a 33-ounce leak-proof stainless steel rectangle (with plastic lid) for $17, pictured at right. A two-pack of reusable Food Kozy sandwich wrappers (including the orange one above) is $9 to $9.50. A reusable bamboo spork is $5.50. (Let’s also admit that the kid-size steel containers and canvas lunch sack also pictured above could work for us too.)


Plastic: EasyLunchboxes, right, serve up food bento style, with three compartments in a single box. They’re made of plastic that is free of bisphenol A, or BPA, and polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and phthalates. A set of four is $13.95.

Glass: Wean Green storage containers are made from 100% recyclable tempered glass. They’re available in five sizes with lids in four colors. A two-pack of sandwich tubs or snack boxes costs $10.99 to $17.99.


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-- Susan Carpenter

Photos, from top: Kids Konserve, Kids Konserve, EasyLunchboxes, Wean Green