Financial Friday: Lunchskins
by Alice Shaffer
The Financial Nanny
Several months ago on Jasmere , the deal of the day was Lunchskins. Lunchskins are these awesome reusable sandwich and snack bags. Everyone has been talking about going green. So when the deal came up on Jasmere for 4 of these Lunchskins for $15 I jumped at the chance to try them out. I was also excited that the company had been started by 3 moms wanting to rid the landfills of plastic sandwich bags. They shared on the site how they got started:
While sitting around a kitchen table in 2008, we heard a staggering statistic – every day, more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches go into landfills in the US. We knew that many families were looking for easy, convenient ways to be green and avoid this kind of waste. So we put our passion and energy together and 3greenmoms was born. Our mission – to design a colorful, fresh alternative to the plastic baggie.
As professional nannies, many of us are packing lunches and snacks for our charges. By using reusable BPA free products you are reducing waste in the landfills. My kids get their lunches at school, so I found other ways to use these lunchskins in my life. Recently I was traveling to the west coast, I used the snack sized bag for my gum, mentos, and lifesavers. Another snack lunchskins was used for my 2 thumbdrives and wireless mouse. The sandwich sized one was used for my “cords” (ipod cord, cell charger, earphones etc). I also received a dozen See’s lollipops and they fit perfectly in the sandwich bag! My sister in law has one now for my nephews pacifiers for the diaper bag.
Lunchskins come in 3 sizes: snack, sandwich and sub. They have a variety of prints and colors available for all ages and genders! The best part is they are dishwasher safe. They are made with a type of high quality pastry bag fabric from Europe.
Lunchskins are hand sewn here in the United States at a family run company in Pennsylvania. So not only are they cutting down on the landfill waste they are supporting Made in USA companies. They are working at keeping 100 million plastic baggies from the landfills in 2011! Help them reach that goal!
Lunchskins also has a fundraiser program as well. You can help your school go green in the process of raising money. A win-win situation for everyone!
Let us know what other uses you find for your Lunchskins! Enjoy!