Hello! Let’s talk about eco-friendly lunch ideas today.
I have gotten much better at packing my own lunch for work since going back after being on maternity leave. However, some of my lunch ware leaves a lot to be desired. We have a lot of red-stained plastic Tupperware boxes that I’d like to replace with something a bit more durable and eco-friendly once they wear out.
I’d actually like to replace all of our plastic Tupperware as we go with glass and stainless steel containers. However, at the same time, I don’t want to throw out perfectly good Tupperware, so it’s going to be a bit of a long process!
Eco-Friendly Lunch Ideas
If you’re looking for some eco-friendly lunch ideas too then I’ve put a guide together of some things that have caught my eye over the last little while.
Reusable Cutlery Set (£12.50)
A pretty little cutlery set perfect for stashing in your bag or in your desk drawer. There’s no need to buy new though, carrying around some cutlery from home will also do the job.
Like treating yourself to a takeaway tea or coffee at work? Why not invest in a beautiful KeepCup? Some coffee shops will even give you a discount for using a reusable cup, so over time the cup will eventually pay for itself. Win-win!
Black+Blum Thermos Flask* (£14.95)
If you’re the thriftier sort, then here’s a stylish flask for your commute or for your eco-friendly lunch. I’m quite partial to a cuppa on the bus to work of a morning. So for me, this is essential! A flask is also handy when you’re having the kind of day that requires a cup of tea constantly to hand, but you don’t want to be walking back and forth to the kitchen every half an hour to make tea.
Black+Blum Thermo Pot* (£29.95)
I have my eyes on one of these stainless steel beauties. I eat a lot of the previous night’s leftovers for my lunch. In fact, we’ve got into a habit of making a little bit more dinner so that we both have enough to take to work the next day for lunch. Sometimes I use Tupperware, and sometimes I use a glass jar to transport my food, but this looks sturdier. It also has the added bonus that you can heat up your food in the morning and have a hot lunch at work without having to wait in the microwave queue.
LunchBots Stainless Steel Lunch Box (£32.00)
This stainless steel bento box is exactly what I’d like to eventually replace my Tupperware sandwich box with when it breaks. It looks perfect for an eco-friendly lunch – fitting in a sandwich and a couple of plastic-free snacks on the side. Get a 10% discount on your first order when you sign up to their mailing list.
Jerry Bottle (£17.99)
Jerry Bottles are the ultimate water bottle. Beautiful. Plastic-free. Leakproof. And 100% of profits go to funding clean water projects around the world. On the base of each bottle is a set of coordinates pinpointing exactly which village your purchase is helping to fund clean water in. Each bottle also comes with a lifetime guarantee. Water bottles don’t get better than this.
Keep Leaf Sandwich Bag* (£6)
If you don’t like carrying a lunchbox around then a good alternative is a sandwich bag. This reusable sandwich bag makes for a good eco-friendly lunch alternative to plastic zip lock bags or cling film/tin foil.
What are your favourite eco-friendly lunch supplies?
ps: you might also be interested in my beeswax food wrap DIY as a homemade alternative to cling film.