Laptop Lunches make sense because:
- Safe! NO lead, BPA, phthalates or PVC
- Cost-effective - pays for itself in just 3 weeks
- Reusable - lasts for years
- Recycled & Recyclable
- Easy to Clean
- Food containers made in the USA
Lifefactory beverage bottles are custom made in France. Beverage bottle silicone sleeves are made in the United States, and polypropylene plastic caps are made in Poland. (Silicone is non-toxic and has been strength-tested for durability. Silicone is made from silica, the most common constituent of sand. It is a great alternative to plastics, which can leach chemicals, and to rubber or latex, which some people are allergic to.)
All components are FDA-approved and are compliant with US, Canadian, and European safety standards. The glass and plastic parts are recyclable, and the silicone can be sent back to Lifefactory where it can be re-ground to make outdoor playground mats or mats for barn animals.
As a busy mom of a 6 and 8 year old, I am always looking for ways to make my life easier and more eco friendly. These are two products I use daily in an effort to reduce waste. Less plastic baggies and plastic bottles are headed from our home on a yearly basis because of the designers who have made them available. While their price tags may seem high at first, think of how much you will be using them in the future. The added benefit that I did not expect was that we now consume less packaged food and are encouraged to put fresh fruit in instead of a sealed package of dried fruit. Also the kids can easily help me pack their own lunches by filling in the boxes. It is easy to see if the meal is missing fresh fruit or vegatables which can sometimes get left out. Using both of these products also allows me to pack a quick lunch for after swimming lessons on the weekends. I found both Lap Top Lunches and Lifefactory water bottles locally at Nature's Emporium in Newmarket, Ontario Canada.