Best Waste-Free Lunch Kits and Snack Bags for Back to School

by , 09/06/13



Itzy Ritzy Snack Happened

Itzy Ritzy’s reusable and machine washable “Snack Happened” snack bags are as cute as their name and come in 18 different style options, including basic black, a perfectly preppy pink whale print, and even a blank canvas bag made from 100% organic cotton for kids to decorate themselves. The snack bags are finished with a lead-free zipper and have a PVC-free waterproof interior lining so crumbs and spills stay contained. As a way to raise some funds (and waste-free eco-awareness) for your child’s school, Itzy Ritzy even offers a custom school logo option for an additional charge.

+ Snack Happened Bags $9.99

+ Itzy Ritzy

eco-ditty, waste free lunch, organic cotton bag


Eco Ditty Back to School Starter Set

Eco-ditty’s snack and sandwich bags are eco all the way- they’re made of 100% organic cotton, printed with low-impact inks and dyes, and lined with un-dyed 100% organic cotton liners. The bags are made with a special hook and loop closure that allows you to change size of bag and also feature a fold-over design that prevents spills. Eco-ditty currently has patterns basic, bright, and nature inspired. Their Back to School Set includes two snack ditties (one of which is decorate your own) as well as a sandwich ditty.

+ Back to School Starter Set $28.99

+ Eco-ditty

lunchskins, reusable snack bags, reusable sandwich bags

Lunchskins Reusable Bags

We love the clean graphics and the simple lines on Lunchskinssnack bags and sandwich bags, created by three green-minded mommies. The lightweight, food-certified cotton is hand-sewn and printed in the United States, and the bags are lead, BPA, and phthalate-free as well as being grease-proof and moisture-proof. The snack bag style options include polka dots and a floral pattern, while the sandwich bags include several fruit-inspired options and animal choices (5% of the proceeds from the purchase of the crab bag goes to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation). Lunchskins are dishwasher-safe and their durability means that hundreds of plastic bags are saved whenever you use one.

+ Reusable Snack Bag $7.85

+ Reusable Sandwich Bag $8.95

+ Lunchskins

semilla snack bag, snack circle, waste-free lunch

Semilla Snack Circles

With a name like Semilla Snack bags, the company, of course, has snack bags, but we were even more intrigued by their snack circles, with a shape designed to enclose snacks and sandwiches that are more sticky or gooey. The circles are coated with a non-toxic nylon layer to help contain any mess. The cute outer shells are made with a blend of cotton and linen, hemp and organic cotton, or hemp and recycled polyester and feature 16 different patterns including cheerful teacups, waves, and birds and flowers in punchy colors.

+ Snack Circles $10.50

+ Semilla Snack Bags

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2 Responses to “Best Waste-Free Lunch Kits and Snack Bags for Back to School”

  1. mgreenhouse says:

    I had great luck at http://www.munchiessweetsandtreats.com with lunchboxes and healthy snacks with my back to school shopping.

  2. eco-momma says:

    I’m sad to not see easylunchboxes as a spotlighted product that many can afford (versus a $30 lunchkit for our children). We’ve been using them for over two years and can’t imagine using anything else for our very eco-friendly lunches! http://www.easylunchboxes.com/

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