Lunchskins Reusable Baggies Review and Giveaway

Lately my daughter has been on a kick of willingly using reuseable bags because it is better for the environment.  She will do this on her own at no prompting from me, as we did in the past when she went for the easier of the two types of bags. This works for me!  I’m excited that she is so conscientious of it at her age as she is still in elementary school.

Lunchskins is a great way to work with the environment and take something fun and stylish to school or work.  Yes!  Us grownups can too.  Why let the kiddos have all the fun, right??

3greenmoms, who founded Lunchskins, has launched their new line, which is a multipack that sells at nearly 300 Target stores across the nation.  Each multipack features one coordinating snack and sandwich bag, and is available in three fun patterns: Red Ladybug, Navy Dogs and Green Frogs. The two-bag sets are available in the lunch container and water bottle aisle, and retail for $10.99.

I love these reusuable bags because you don’t have to go out each month and replace the single used bags.  Lunchskins bags are made of food safe type fabric that chefs use.  They are grease and moisture proof and are dishwasher safe.  They are also BPA, Lead and phthalate free.  It’s great knowing that no a lot of extra, unsafe ingredients are going in our mouths!

My household has been using reusable bags for about three years now and I don’t know that I’ll go back.  I use sandwich bags for storage of leftovers when I don’t use food storage containers.  But, I only buy sandwich bags every 6 months now, if not a little longer.

Does your household use these types of bags?  What do you like and not like about them?

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To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here letting us know your favorite green tip.

 

This giveaway will end March 9th and a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.

Disclosure: This is part of a promotional campaign with Lunchskins. All opinions listed are our own.



Comments

  1. says

    These are so neat. I would love to own some of these bags. With making lunches for 4 kids and a husband, these would come in handy.
    We recycle all of our paper, its amazing how much paper a family can recycle, with school papers, junk mail, etc.

  2. Nadia says

    We only drink filtered water and have banned bottled beverages from our home in order to alleviate the amount of plastic dumped in landfills.

  3. says

    Whenever possible I use reusable cloth bags for grocery shopping. When we do wind up with plastic they do double duty as a carryall for hubby’s lunch, disposable bag for dirty diapers or get recycled back to the grocery store.

  4. says

    My favorite tip is to buy the freezer weight sandwich bags and then we wash and re-use them forever. Additionally, I buy the freezer weight gallon bags to store soups, sauces, and leftovers in the freezer so that I don’t have to keep buying plastic or glass storage containers. And it’s a space saver too!!!!

  5. says

    I haven’t seen these before, but what a clever idea and what fun designs! I’ll have to run to Target and see if they have any. It’s really wonderful that your daughter is thinking about the environment already. Is the dishwasher the best place to clean them?

  6. says

    After emptying a jar of jam or sauce or pickles or whatever I reuse the jar. For freezing, storing or whatever you want no need to buy mason jars!

  7. tennille says

    I use microfibre cloths instead of paper towel and just bought a new mop with washable fabric pad instead of disposable. These also save $!

  8. says

    These would be awesome! We use glass containers as much as possible for leftovers and things. Makes less dishes since we can just stick them in the microwave rather than transfer from a plastic to a microwave safe container. Plus, I never have to worry about anything leaching into my food and they don’t discolor or stain!

  9. says

    If you cancel those catalogs & junk mail that we all get, you can cut down on tons of paper waste a year! I have my daughter (11) call the number on the catalogs when they come in. She feels good she’s helping the earth & it gives her some phone skill practice. (And they never argue with her! lol)

  10. says

    We recycle plastics, metals, and paper products. Our community has optional recycling, but in our house, it’s a requirement. It sure cuts down on the amount of trash we produce.

  11. Samantha D says

    We use green cleaning products. Vinegar and water work wonders for most surfaces in the house – and work great on windows too!

    It makes cleaning supplies really, really cheap and leaves the house free of the chemical odors!

    Samantha
    dull2000 at cox dot net

  12. Stacey says

    Instead of buying bottled water I fill my own reusable water bottles and keep them in the fridge so that I can grab one when I’m in a hurry!

  13. Elizabeth B says

    I use cloth diapers on my two little ones and use mama cloth. I also air-dry most of our clothes instead of putting them in the dryer.

  14. Shelley says

    Install light sensors in all rooms of your home. When people leave the room, the lights go out, and you save on energy and money.

  15. Jenny says

    We love our milk, delivered fresh from the dairy in reusable 1/2 gallon glass bottles that we return to the dairy when we are done with them!

  16. Jennie says

    A compost pile is my tip – cuts down on trash, makes your trash can not as smelly, and eventually makes my garden soil better. Lots of benefits there.

  17. Heather says

    I do tons of things but the thing I am most proud of is using bio-degradable garbage bags! They are still plastic-y and have a draw string (convenience is important) but will decompose unlike real plastic!

  18. Kimberly says

    My favorite green tip is to receive papers, bills, etc. via email and also to send documents that way.

  19. Barb K. says

    I recycle you might say the old fashion way. I gather up the can’s not metal and take to recycling also plastic bottles as well. Picking them up helps keep the fields and roads clean.

  20. Jennifer Morrison says

    The extended family and I like to all use the same newspaper to reduce the amount of paper, and we recycle everything.
    We also like to use terry towels instead of paper towels whenever we can.

  21. Alison S. says

    We recycle by packaging leftovers and lunches in containers instead of baggies, etc that are tossed in the trash. And using cloth towels instead of paper.

  22. AmyQ. says

    My favorite green tip (albeit, not the most popular) is to flush the toilet less – “if it’s brown, it’s down.” =) Saves lots of water! =) Just be sure to use clorox regularly. =)

  23. Christine says

    repurpose anything you can – if you must get a plastic bag from the store instead of using a cloth bag, use it to line a trash can, etc.

  24. Samantha Hill says

    Not only do we recycle, but most of our art projects and crafts are from recycled or recycle-able materials 😉
    (also saves money!)

  25. beautytolove says

    -Recycle, Recycle, Recycle and start an Organic Garden

    Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
    THANKS! :)

  26. says

    Our way of being green and saving money is to make our own laundry soap. It lessens the amount of huge plastic bottles we bring in the household.

    michedt at yahoo dot com

  27. cw says

    We use reuseable stainless and glass containers for all leftovers and for lunches. We also use jars for freezing instead of ziplocks

  28. ACMommy3 says

    Keep several can-fold-up-tiny reusable bags in your purse/diaper bag/tote. Wow, it makes a difference! I know it sounds simple, but it’s a great way to stop those “oh, I forgot my bags in the back of the car again” moments. And it gets you using shopping bags beyond the grocery store to using them everywhere! creedamy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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