Cool green lunch tools
Pack a healthier school lunch with 11 favorite kid-, planet- and parent-friendly picks.
By Sarah Henry
Beyond brown bags
Back to school means back to the routine of making lunches to go. But there's nothing ho-hum about the latest in groovy, eco-chic gear to carry PB & Js and leftover pasta to school. With these all-in-one kits and handy accessories, you may never need plastic wrap, waxed baggies, tinfoil, or paper bags again — let alone hazardous plastic or obnoxious product-placement lunch boxes.
There's something here for every family's budget. Complete lunch-storage systems may cost more than old-school lunch boxes, but remember: These kits are made to last — and designed with the earth and your kid's health and safety in mind. So feel better about stemming the tide of trash from lunch box to landfill while providing better options for your child with these green and good-looking picks. Happy packing!