Making sure your kid has a healthy school lunch isn’t the only good-for-her hurdle to get over (for inspiration, check out these healthy school lunches that chefs make for their own kids); it’s also important to ensure what she’s toting her food around in isn’t made of plastic or other non-eco materials.
First off, plastic is terrible for the planet. The material is made from nonrenewable materials and is very slow to degrade, so it clogs landfills and leaches chemicals into soil. And it’s not just the health of the planet that’s a concern—plastic may not be the healthiest option for your child. Some plastics contain harmful chemicals like BPA, a hormone disruptor linked to cancer, heart disease, brain and nervous system abnormalities, diabetes, and more.
When it comes to sturdy, easy-to-use, planet-friendly lunch boxes, we found these picks to be worthy of a gold—or in this case, green—star.
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