Lunchskins Reusable Baggies Review and Giveaway

by Guest Contributor

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




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1 Courtney February 24, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’ve started getting all my magazines on my Kindle Fire–less to recycle that way!

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2 Liz February 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

We have used cloth diapers on all three babies!

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3 Kelli February 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

We let the kids help us with recycling!

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4 beth February 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I use reuseable cloth napkins in my daughter’s lunchbox.

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5 Carey February 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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.

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6 Nadia February 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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

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7 Susan S. February 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

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.

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8 Jennifer Thomas February 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I use plastic re-useable sandwich keepers for the kids lunches instead of plastic bags, but these look great and are worth a try!

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9 Lizzy February 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I use my own bags when I grocery shop!

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10 The Gang's Momma February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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!!!!

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11 Journeysof TheZoo February 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I save my milk bags and put the cat litter in them. Would love to try out these bags!

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12 Alisa Nelson February 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

We use cloth napkins at meals. And I am a very commited recycler :)

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13 Leanne M February 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

We recycle as much as possible and have been teaching our children how to since they were very young.

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14 Rebecca February 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I have two of these and wish I had more! I love them. This year we are reusing egg cartons and toilet paper rolls to start seedlings for our garden.

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15 Ideas for Nursery Design February 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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?

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16 Tonya February 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

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!

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17 tennille February 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

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

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18 Krista February 25, 2012 at 1:15 am

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!

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19 Eryn February 25, 2012 at 5:32 am

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)

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20 Kathy Stevenson February 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

Recycle everything you can!

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21 Idaho Jill February 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

We recycle pretty much everything – so much that we only have one bag of trash for our family per week!

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22 Erin February 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I love this!! I like to reuse bags or repurpose things to get more use out of them.

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23 Elisabeth February 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

My favorite green tip is to use a reusable water bottle.

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24 Amy February 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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.

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25 Lawann February 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

We use cloth napkins more than paper ones.

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26 LaVonne
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February 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Favorite green tip? Hmm… we already have some of these baggies and love them. We also like to use produce bags.

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27 Jessica T February 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm

We compost . . . and we recycle everything. We use reusable bags for shopping. . . .

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28 Samantha D February 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

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

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29 LT February 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

We too use reusable shopping bags, as well as recycling cans, paper, boxes etc..

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30 Anne Lehnick February 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

My favorite green tip is to use reusable bags when grocery shopping.

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31 Stacey February 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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!

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32 Elizabeth B February 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

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.

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33 Kristi p February 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

My favorite green tip is to tote my own reusable water bottle everywhere.

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34 Shelley February 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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.

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35 Jenny February 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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!

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36 John February 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

We drink filtered water in our house.

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37 Natalia February 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I use cloth bags for shopping.

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38 Jennie February 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

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.

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39 Michelle February 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I try to use reusable shopping bags, water bottles and recycle as much as possible.

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40 Van February 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I reuse my lunch bag for work all week long.

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41 Melissa February 28, 2012 at 7:23 am

We reuse grocery bags and I use vinegar for all my cleaning.

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42 Lisabeth February 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

We have just discovered the cleaning abilities of baking soda! And vinegar too.

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43 kelly February 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

my favorite green tip is to buy seventh generation cleaning products

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44 Katy A. February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

My favorite green tip would be to use homemade cleaning products, use cloth napkins and compost your leftover food! :)

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45 Maura Aars February 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

We use stainless steal straws!

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46 Staci A February 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

We use reusable water bottles every day and a water filter on our tap. Saves money and is green!

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47 gail February 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

Using reusable grocery bags

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48 kazue February 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

I like to use tupperware as much as possible instead of sandwich bags

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49 Jeff February 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

We recycle everything in our home.

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50 mike baker February 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

We try to recycle whatever we can. I hate using plastic bags. We’ve gone almost completely to glass.

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51 Claire
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February 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I try to use reusable cloths instead of paper napkins

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52 June February 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I use paper towels for many different uses before discarding them.

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53 Kathleen February 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My favorite green tip is carpooling to the grocery store with a friend and using our reusable grocery bags.

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54 Colleen Maurina February 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

My favorite green tip is using cloth diapers!

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55 kathy brower February 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

We use cloth alternatives whenever possible – bags, rags, diapers …

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56 chuck February 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I always take my used motor oil to a place were they can recycle it.

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57 Liz I. February 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

we reuse plastic shopping bags for many things!

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58 Daiva March 1, 2012 at 7:52 am

Use cloth bags for shopping, recycle

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59 Leah Baird March 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Carry reusable grocery bags to save on wasting bags. Or use paper since it can be recycled. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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60 Lauren Knott March 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

We cloth diaper!

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61 kristin D March 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

we use a reusable water bottle. Everyone in the house has their own

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62 Heather March 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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!

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63 Noreen March 2, 2012 at 1:39 am

We have something similar but I would love to try material bag ones

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64 Lori March 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

We do our part by recycling.

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65 Don March 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

My wife & I have the earth friendly shopping bags, use them all the time.

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66 Francesca March 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

We are obsessed with reusable shopping bags <3 them!

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67 Jill March 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Teaching my little guy to recycle early on.

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68 Jan Messali March 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

My favorite green tip is to stop using paper cups at Starbucks. We’ve purchased a mug which we always take with us.
janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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69 Noreen March 4, 2012 at 1:32 am

Cloth napkins instead of paper

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70 Mia Dentice Carey
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March 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

We ‘reuse’ a lot of containers and ‘trash’ by repurposing the item ie I let my son have at it and make crafts with the items.

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71 Kimberly March 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

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

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72 Barb K. March 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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.

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73 Cori Westphal March 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm

My fave green tip is to buy fruit in bulk, when it’s in season, then freeze it to enjoy in the off season!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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74 Jennifer Morrison March 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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.

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75 Chareme March 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

We sometimes reuse ziplock bags… We are also making our own compost.

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76 Tina F March 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

we recycle by putting all food in the newspaper and put in the green bins in the summer we compost it

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77 Alison S. March 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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.

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78 AmyQ. March 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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. =)

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79 julie rmr March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

we use tupperware instead of disposable bags.

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80 Christine March 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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.

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81 Journeysof TheZoo March 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Reusing milk bags, they’re really thick and see-through!

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82 Garrett March 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

Are apartment where we live has outdoor recycle bin’s, that we use.

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83 Becky March 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

We recycle everything that we can, and we filter our water instead of using bottled water.

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84 Barbara Blanton March 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

We make our own cleaning products and only drink filter water

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85 Samantha Hill March 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

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

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86 beautytolove March 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

-Recycle, Recycle, Recycle and start an Organic Garden

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

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87 michelle tucker
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March 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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

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88 cw March 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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

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89 ACMommy3 March 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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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90 nannypanpan March 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

to use rags that can be rewashed for most spills and save the disposible paper towels for really icky messes
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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91 latanya March 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

recycle drink bottles

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92 ashley dominguez March 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

we recycle bottles

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