Q: If there are 195 days of school in a year with an average of 400 students in a school and 147 schools in the Ottawa-Carleton school board, how many plastic baggies will be thrown in the garbage each year?
A: It’s impossible to answer because ‘X’ number of kids are taking litterless lunches to school now.
Hopefully more will soon, now that you can find all the sustainable options you need at Eco Bebe Boutique. They’re an online store based in the Ottawa area, with tons of great eco-friendly gear for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Every new kindergartener should start with a Goodbyn Bynto Lunch Box, a sweet eco-safe plastic case divided into three compartments that keep foods protected and fresh. All the food groups, and even a drink, fit inside, while the outside is fun for your kid to personalize with dozens of decorative stickers.
Prefer to brown bag it? We love their Planetwise Sandwich Wraps, which make every lunch a festive occasion with colourful prints and patterns. Cleanup is easy as they can be tossed in the washing machine. Baby food on its way to daycare or finger snacks headed to preschool are perfect for Kinderville Little Bites Storage Jars. Made of BPA-free silicone, they’re soft on little hands, adorably colourful, and best of all, go straight from freezer to microwave to dishwasher with lasting endurance. For beverages, there’s nothing cooler than the Cuppow, a snap-on lid which turns a simple canning jar into an easy drinking straw cup. It’s a simple solution that will have your kids looking chic while drinking from a healthy, safe container.
Good to Know: All of these lunch containers can add up, but Eco Bebe helps out local moms by offering a shipping deal. Addresses in the Ottawa area receive free shipping with orders of just $40 or more. Enter code ‘localship’ at checkout.
Cute, safe, easy gear with a price break? Now that’s lunching in style.