Pack it, snack it! Sometimes we need something little to pack in our purse or take out to the playground. A whole lunchbox is too much. Introducing our mini solution... our ECOdipper. The small round container, which contains 1/2 cup of wet foods, is good for applesauce, cut fruit, nuts & berries, but its pressure fitting stainless steel lid is not 100% leak proof because no plastic is used. Dipper dimensions are 3 1/2 inches in diameter by 1 1/2 inches tall. Independently lab tested as lead-free, BPA-free and food-safe. Dishwasher safe. Made in India.
What's for lunch? You hope it's not toxic lead, plastic and vinyl. And whatever delicious, nutritious food you've packed should fill up your tummy - not the garbage can, too. Yet so often these days we can't be sure our lunchboxes are non-toxic and waste-free. There are surprisingly few options to the standard vinyl, insulated lunchboxes that are so widely and cheaply available through big-box retailers.
And when it comes to filling our lunchboxes with food for school or the office, we reflexively turn to the usual plastic containers and throw-aways, such as plastic baggies, plastic tub containers, juice boxes, questionably safe plastic drinking bottles and pre-packaged supermarket snacks, like yogurts, chips and crackers.
Some reusable lunchbox options, such as stainless steel food containers and coated aluminum water bottles and plastic bento-box-style lunchboxes, have entered the market in recent years. But cobbling together a no-garbage lunchbox solution that avoids the health risks of vinyl, plastic, lead and aluminum is a daunting challenge in today's marketplace.