The first item is the ECO Lunchbox. The item came with minimal packaging and touted the tag line “healthy for people and the planet”. What I like about this particular product is that it eliminates the use of plastic wrap or plastic bags for one’s lunch.
This item is made of food safe stainless steel, no plastic bits whatsoever. The average child’s lunch which often contains a sandwich and two sides can easily be accommodated in this lunch box, no additional one-time use wrapping required. This compact solution for lunches will not retain stains or odours. The food kit does not contain plastic or synthetic gaskets and the lids are not 100% lead proof. Liquid could still be packed in the kit however care would have to be taken to insure the kit is kept in an upright position until the contents were eaten or liquids from a fruit salad for example could potentially leak if not stored upright. The kit was about $25.00 so this is an item one doesn’t want to forget to pack up before leaving your favourite lunch area. Although I rarely pack a lunch for the day I will be delighted to make use of this kit when I do, and in the meantime can make use of the kit for packing leftovers into the fridge. For more information about the Eco Lunchbox visit www.ecolunchboxes.com
The second earth friendly item that I happened upon and purchased was a Safix Scrub pad. This item, as the name describes is a biodegradable, compostable scrub pad made of coconut fiber. I was in the market for a new scrub pad and this item, packed in paper packaging (no plastic, Styrofoam or excessive packaging paired with these two items) certainly caught my eye. The pad is made with natural fibres and is bound together by non-toxic adhesive. I have used this scrub pad and I am very pleased with the results so far. The packaging touts the products ability to use less cleaning product saying the pad is “exceptionally hygienic and stays fresh and effective for
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