07 Jan, 2009
Lunchbox happy-sacks: Reusable Sandwich Bags
Posted by: Meg In: Lunchbox Products
If you pack a lunchbox using throw away sandwich bags (aka ziplocs), you might want to consider buying a couple of washable, reusable happy-sacks. Invented by a Massachusetts Mom of three, the home-based workshop has great growth in demand and sales as more people aim to pack a waste free lunch.
Try to add some green to your lunch box packing habits in 2009! The happy-sacks website contends that just one reusable sandwich bag may eliminate roughly one thousand plastic bags over its lifetime. With the bags saved, they will pay for themselves over time and you can feel good about packing a waste-free lunchbox!
The things I love about happy-sacks is that they:
- promote waste-free lunches
- are made of safe materials (polyurethane coated nylon)
- are made locally (in northeast USA)
- come in a large variety of colors and patterns so every kid (and grownup) can find one they like
- are washable — you may hand wash, wash in dishwasher or put in your washer/dryer
- come in various sizes for sandwiches and snacks
Have you seen or used these first hand? If so, please give me your take on them… they seem to be a great product for people who want to turn their standard lunch boxes more green.