Let's face it--disposable bags and food containers are convenient. When you're
stressed to get the kids ready for school in the morning and exhausted after running
to after school activities and finishing homework, sometimes you just don't want the
hassles of dealing with things you have to wash and reuse. But that doesn't mean
that back to school season has to mean compromising your green principles!
These disposable products will keep your life simple when the school year starts but
won't leave you with guilt over contributing to the planet's waste problem.
1. BioBag Resealable Sandwich Bags. The convenience of zip lock sandwich bags
without any of the plastic waste! These sandwich bags are made from a corn-based
plastic, and they're perfectly sized for sandwiches and snacks at 6.5 inches by 6.7
inches. You can buy them in single boxes of 25 or in cases of 12 to stock up for the
2. Eco Products Portion Cups. 2 and 3 ounce portion cups are perfect for fresh
fruits, pudding, applesauce, yogurt and dressings and dips. These ones are made
from a plant-based plastic called Inego, so they're 100 percent biodegradable. They
come in massive bulk packs, so you won't have to worry about running out any time
3. LeafWare Sterling Collection Silverware. Disposable silverware that doesn't
break! Leafware Sterling Collection forks, knives, spoons and sporks are fashioned
out of renewable birch wood. They're incredibly sturdy and perfect for slipping into
your kiddo's lunch box.
4. Eco Product Clamshells. Want to send along leftovers that don't fit easily into a
baggie? Biodegradable disposable clamshells are the perfect solution. Eco Products
makes them out of foam like material similar to styrofoam and out of clear plant-
based plastic to suit your lunch-packing needs.
5. BioBag Plastic Wrap. Worried about something leaking in the lunchbox? Wrap it
up in BioBag plant-based plastic wrap! This cling wrap is strong and sturdy, but it's
completely free of toxic chemicals.
Are you already using any of these green disposables around the house? If so, tell us
about it in the comments section!