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Using Less Plastics: Stanless Steel Lunch Containers

We are continuing to try new ways of cutting back our plastic consumption and this month we started to use stainless steel lunch box containers. I purchased two different kinds and we tested them out thoroughly on our last trip to Yosemite. Mr. A and I both packed our lunch and snacks in the stainless containers. The first thing we decided is that stainless steel is heavier than the plastic containers or baggies we have been using. It takes a bit of commitment to carry them in your day pack.

Mr. A used the ECO Lunchbox 3-in-1 container. He really liked the way it all fit together and he could keep his sandwich and chips from getting crushed in his day pack. He noted that they are not air tight so you don’t want to put anything in here that will leak. He also noted that his sandwich was a little dried out when he went to eat it.

I used the Kids Konserve Nesting Trio for my lunch. (One on top is the small container from Mr. A’s 3-in-1 Container.) I truly love these containers and have used them many times this month for on the go snacks and lunches. On this hike I packed two hard boiled eggs and some granola/dried fruit mix in the two containers. I found that my reusable hemp-cotton produce bag from Chico is the perfect way to carry the individual containers in my day pack (on my lap). This trio of containers comes with plastic lids and is leak proof.

Little by little we are finding new and acceptable ways to reduce our plastic consumption. I am always on the lookout for more ideas to implement, sort of a personal challenge.

We are going to be camping this month – Any camping related “using less plastic” tips? Leave me a comment.

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4 thoughts on “Using Less Plastics: Stanless Steel Lunch Containers

  1. Okay, my comment has nothing to do with lunch containers. I just have to say…you look fantastic! I know you’d mentioned that you’d lost some weight, but I hadn’t seen a photo of you in awhile. You look great! How much have you lost?

  2. Thanks Kris. I have lost 48 pounds now. Feels great!

  3. I just took my boys to the Grand Canyon and we took with us the Camelbak water packs. Love them! We did eat a lot of canned foods so that we could recycle the cans.

  4. We use Lock ‘n Lock containers for our food storage…plus lots of other things They are air-tight and water-tight and come in lots of shapes, sizes and colors. I keep a tiny box of water in my daypack so that I can use my watercolor pencils while I am out. My daughter and I precook some of our camping meals and put them in lock and locks. They stack easily in the cooler and we can use them to bring home “finds” if need be. has great deals on these!

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