This year my husband and I have been very good at packing our son a lunch for school. Of course there is more than one benefit for doing this. School lunches tend to scare me all together (we will save that for a different time). Our main reason was to make a conscious change in what we put the food in.
It occurred to me last summer that we would go through quite a few seal-able plastic bags in a week. I had everything I needed to pack his lunch in a more reusable way, I just had to do it. I really did wonder if this was going to be one of those great ideas that took off and later old habits took back over. Not this one! We always use reusable containers for lunches now. I have even cut out all of the box/pouch drinks and switched to a cool camouflage thermos. That alone made me very excited. Not only do I get to more closely monitor the sugar going into the growing 6th grader, but I also have NO waste.
You can do this too. Here are some ideas of things I think might get you started.
If you haven’t visited Etsy yet, do. This is a website for people to buy and sell handmade goods. You can even shop by location to support you local community. At this website, you should check out “reusable bags”
This is a cool company called Built out of New York, making lunch bags fun. Be sure and check out their many other products.