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Eco-Friendly Lunch Food Prep Tips for Busy Moms

Double Duty Lunches!

When it comes to lunch duties, do you have a lot on your plate? You have to remember which kids detest which foods and ensure the salad doesn’t ‘touch’ the sandwich, all while trying to encourage healthy eating. Does this sound familiar?
Back-To-School with Zero Waste

Back-To-School with Zero Waste

When my kids started elementary school, I was astounded by the number of school supplies needed for each kid. Students were asked to buy kits of brand-new supplies instead of using their leftover supplies from the previous year. I was also shocked to learn how many toxins were in traditional school supplies. 

Meal Prep Bowl Tips

Meal Prep Bowl Tips

The trendy concept of meal prep is on everyone’s lips. In our forever goal of reducing our plastic use, we look to a more flexible and easy meal prep plan sans plastic that also happens to be delicious! Bowls. Yes bowls. Another trendy concept we can’t see going out of style.

Packing a Perfect Picnic

Packing a Perfect Picnic

Whether you are packing a picnic for date night or taking the whole family on an adventure, here are our top tips for a zero-waste, eco-friendly perfect picnic lunch! We invite you to hit the easy button this summer with your next picnic outing.

Salad To-Go Containers

Salad To-Go Containers

Hearty salads provide crunchy, crispy, vitamin-packed goodness the entire family can enjoy. This set of stainless steel containers come with non-toxic silicone lids that are leak-proof. They’re free of estrogen-mimicking chemicals commonly found in plastics like BPA, BPS, and phthalates.

Divide and Conquer?

Divide and Conquer?

Periodically we get requests for containers with dividers. Adding dividers to a lunchbox sounds like a fruitful plan of action. We know that, for little kiddos and their taste buds, a leaky lunch box is one soggy mishap. 
Never Do This with Plastic!

Never Do This with Plastic!

Love it or leave it? Plastic has come under fire recently. Cheap, omnipresent, used ubiquitously for decades… what’s all the fuss about? Some folks think the hazards of plastic to our health and environment may be exaggerated. 
Seaweed, Sand & Shells, OH MY!

Seaweed, Sand & Shells, OH MY!

When it comes to the health of the big blue sea, every choice we make in our quest for plastic-free living matters. Even coastal dwellers can feel removed from its presence during our day to day lives. 

Mindful Eating Today

Mindful Eating Today

Picture this. It’s the height of the citrus season. You pick one perfect tangerine at the market. Already anticipating the explosion of tart sweetness underneath, you revel in unpeeling the golden fruit.

Dive Into Ocean Conservation

Dive Into Ocean Conservation

What you can do to save our oceans? Celebrate the sea. Go plastic free! The first step is to visit your nearest seaside and renew your love of our oceans. Read on for more practical and fun ocean-loving tips.

Meet our Splash Box & Pods Set!

Meet our Splash Box & Pods Set!

You’ll go cray-sea for our Splash Box & Pods Set! Completely leak-proof and plastic-free, our Splash Box and coordinating Pods are designed as a modular set to accompany your family on all of your adventures.

History of the Metal Lunchbox

History of the Metal Lunchbox

Lunch is that unique meal that often requires a “box.” There’s no breakfast box, certainly no dinner box. The lunchbox is at once a timeless and ever-changing symbol of the way we live and eat.

6 Women Changing The Earth

6 Women Changing The Earth

Amma, the Hugging Saint Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma, as she is known to her followers, is a g...
The ECO Adventure Kit is Here

The ECO Adventure Kit is Here

Calling all explorers: you’ve just found the perfect companion for all your outdoor endeavors. The ECO Adventure Kit does triple the work while being compact and, of course, eco-friendly!
The Art of Eco Laundry

The Art of Eco Laundry

Time to clean up our laundry routines. Refresh your wardrobe and reduce plastic and toxins with these simple steps. With regular chores like laundry, bad habits die hard. Everything from water temperature to frequency of washing breaks down garments faster than we realize.

You Asked, We Answered!

You Asked, We Answered!

Here are some of our top ECOlunchbox customer service queries! Are ECOlunchboxes with the silicon...
The Truth & Consequences of Bioplastics

The Truth & Consequences of Bioplastics

Bioplastics cannot save us. The best strategy for cleaning up our planet is saying goodbye to single-use plastic products! Ready to have your eyes opened when it comes to bioplastics? 5 Gyres tackles the promises of bioplastic technology in their annual report and comes to one startling conclusion: bioplastics simply aren’t what they’re cracked up to be.
Breadless Wonders

Breadless Wonders

Ditch the gluten and whip up these wonderful sandwiches bursting with flavor and full of nutrients. Home cooking has never been more exciting, more healthy, and more accessible. Even with all the recipes available on our smartphones, sometimes we can fall into a lunch rut or unhealthy habits.

3 Steps To Minimalist Living

3 Steps To Minimalist Living

ECOlunchbox has put together a simple list of three steps to minimal living. Living with less cle...
Imagining a Plastic-Free Future

Imagining a Plastic-Free Future

Our ingenuity is now backed up with advances in science and engineering along with some classic outside of the box thinking. The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has never been more relevant. Everything from fungi to prawn shells and palm leaves is being turned into biodegradable packaging.
We’ve Got “Jumbo” News

We’ve Got “Jumbo” News

The Seal Cup family is growing! Meet Jumbo, the sixth round container in our Blue Water Bento plastic-free, leak-proof nesting set. The Seal Cup Jumbo with its tentacle-inspired purple lid is designed to nest with the other five cups.
ECOlunchbox More Than a Lunchbox

More Than a Lunchbox

Pack, stack, toss them in a sack. That was our original intention when we set out to make lunchtime a place free from plastics that could harm our kids and Mother Nature. Yet, even with our busy lives, ECOlunchbox has become a multi-purpose container for essentials on-the-go!

 

ECOlunchbox Stars in Gift Guides

ECOlunchbox Stars in Gift Guides

We're not the only ones who think ECOlunchboxes make great gifts for all ages. ECOlunchbox is showing up in gift guides everywhere! See below for some recent features starring our products!
Superb Eco Gifts for Tea Sippers

Superb Eco Gifts for Tea Sippers

How To Make Tea There is nothing as cozy as a cup of tea on a winter’s night. Luckily one of lif...
Gifts for Home Spa Loversby ECOlunchbox Food Container Brand

Gifts for Home Spa Lovers

They say beauty is pain, which is never more true than for the environment. All that packaging ca...
Find It, Fix It ECOlunchbox Tips

Find It, Fix It ECOlunchbox Tips

We don’t believe in "planned obsolescence." ECOlunchboxes are designed for the long haul! Made wi...
The Newest Plan for Plastic-Free Living

The Newest Plan for Plastic-Free Living

Convenience is a wonderful thing. Grabbing a pizza after a busy day is a breeze. Packages arrive seemingly out of thin air. Now every restaurant delivers to your office for a working lunch. But with great convenience comes a great amount of harmful waste.
Holiday Gifts That Care

Holiday Gifts That Care

Presenting... Socially Responsible Brands The holidays add so much to our lives; friends, family,...
Zero Waste Tricks for Fall Hiking

Zero Waste Tricks for Fall Hiking

No matter where you live, there’s something energizing about the fall. School starts, new project...
3-in-1 Splash Box

Hooray 3-in-1 Splash Box!

We’re so excited to announce our newest Blue Water Bento lunchbox! Check out our double-decker 3-in-1 Splash Box that’s the 2.0 remix combining our best-selling ECOlunchbox Three-in-One and Blue Water Bento Splash Box containers. 
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From EEK! To ECO

Let's talk about how to REALLY take your child's lunchbox from EEK! to ECO. Sometimes despite best intentions we can fall into making mistakes. A bit of learning will cure that!
Kids at the Farmers' Market

Kids at the Farmers' Market

Who? What? Where? When? Why? And Then, How! The farmers' market isn't just a place to pick out ta...
Green Fundraising Programs

Green Fundraising Programs

Many of us would prefer to fundraise when what is being sold is clean, green and environmentally sustainable. We’ve compiled a list of incredible ways to fundraise sustainably and we invite you to share these ideas with your community.
Plastic-Free School Shopping Products and Tips

Plastic-Free School Shopping

With tens of millions of tons of plastic ending up in our oceans every minute, it's high time to school up on eco-friendly supply options that reduce our dependence on disposable plastics. 

 

 

Space Saving Zero Waste Travel Food Container by ECOlunchbox

Tiny Zero Waste Travel Tools

Pack a mini zero-waste toolkit when you travel. Here's a set of eco-friendly, waste-busting products that pack snugly in our Blue Water Bento Seal Cup Jumbo as a compact set. Planning ahead does the trick when it comes to keeping your carbon footprint green and lean at the same time.

 

What is Difference Between Silicone vs Plastic

Why Choose Silicone vs Plastic?

Read more about how we decided to use silicone in our products and why we think it's the best option when it comes to leak-proof food containers!