A Guilt-free

Shop Talk

September 23, 2007|By [SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

BAG LUNCH

Maybe when you were tossing that umpteenth baggie or plastic fork of the week, it dawned on you: Lunch time can be wasteful time. But there are some easy ways to make your lunchbox a little greener. These products can help.

1. To-Go Ware Utensil Set

Price:

$19.95-$23.99

Where to get it:

to-goware.com or Nest (Natural Elements Selected Thoughtfully), 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville

Why we like it:

With this fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks stored in a cloth napkin, you're ready for any meal. Plus, bamboo is a much more renewable resource than, say, plastic.

2. Wrap-N-Mat

Price:

$6.95

Where to get it:

Online at reusablebags.com, which stocks all kinds of environmentally friendly products.

Why we like it:

Wrap a sandwich securely with this reusable cloth-backed, food-grade PEVA plastic - again and again - and keep all those plastic bags out of the trash.

3. Zyliss water bottle

Price:

$8.99

Where to get it:

Linens N' Things and some Whole Foods stores

Why we like it:

This colorful, wide-mouthed water bottle is made of polycarbonate plastic, which has fewer of the potentially troublesome chemicals found in many bottles. Bonus: It has a helpful handle for carting it around.

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