Skip the Lunchtime Paper and Plastic - Use a Sandwich Wrap

April 1, 2009 · Print This Article

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I always feel so good when I’m organized abundant to assemble — and bring — my lunch. But the ziplock bag at the end, inside the plastic grocery store bag … that part always feels poor. considering, plastic, like love and diamonds, is forever.

So far I’ve made the switch to wrapping my sandwich in tinfoil (recyclable) or wax paper (compostable) in a brown paper bag (compostable) but there is a further green step I am checking out: the reusable sandwich wrap.

Before someone comments that I can rinse out ziplock bags and use them again — seriously, I’ve tried it, Not Going To Happen. Just, yuck. I’d rather give them up entirely.

There are a few different kinds of resuable sandwich carriers, but they all are basically a piece of fabric with some kind of leak-proofing, that you can

wrap around a sandwich and additionally use as a placemat. When you’re done you wipe it clean, or wash and drip dry, next reuse! I like the Wrap-n-Mat considering they’re easy to clean, affordable (about $8 a pop) and come in lots of cute patterns.

If you’re supercrafty, you can even assemble your own – I found these cool directions on CraftyStylish. She recommends a fabric that’s backed with polyurethane laminated fabric. Just form certain you’re not using anything with PVC — that’s the poor plastic considering it has chlorine, hence the “C”.

Happy lunch date!

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