When the munchgear by citizinpip™ arrived at my doorstep I was surprised and excited to try another waste-free lunch system. I love back to school time and I get very excited about packing my children healthy lunches but I hate foil, baggies and plastic wrap because it just heads to the garbage! I’ve used several waste-free lunch systems but this is the first complete I’ve experienced.
Let me explain what I mean by “complete” system and how this might not be for everyone but I can tell you I highly recommend the company and products from my own personal use. If you’ve packed lunches for your children year after year you might already have reusable containers, water bottles or a thermos and a “complete” system is not what you’re looking for. For newbie’s or someone looking to replace their entire line of lunch ware because the plastic citizenpip™ is the Lexus of lunchbox systems. Everything as the website says is airtight, leak-proof, BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead-free and the company says everything has been tested by a CPSIA accredited lab. The only thing I needed was the healthy foods to put into the lunch and I had a 100% waste-free lunch with reusable containers I could then put into the dishwasher.
Besides being adorable, light to tote and incredibly kid friendly and easy to use and open my children and I are role modeling ways to be waste-free and have healthy lunches. I love that my son’s teachers ask me about where I got something or that the children ask him if he got his lunch box at this or that store. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the big box stores take on companies likebut I sure would like for products to be readily available for everyone and anyone verses just online or at small retail stores, however, I can see the disadvantages and advantages.
Yes, I loved trying this product and truly feel it is a quality product coming from a company whose founder is a mother of three sons that is thriving to do what I am doing – her very beset. Oh and my son says it is super cool!! My only wish is that I could avoid the plastic all together and just have stainless steel – to be on the safest side of the fence. Perhaps, this could be an option the company will provide down the road. Not that I don’t use BPA-free plastic in my home but my preference is always stainless steel.
On another note, the company will work with schools to help them to help benefit the school, families and the environment. I love the idea of my son going into the public school system and me joining and the PTO/PTA to help support non-toxic and green efforts but also to help the environment and know that families will long-term save money and do the school some good for fundraiser while children are eating healthy lunches from safe containers! A win-win and yes no more crappy wax chocolates and nick-knacks that are a waste of money and just collect dust or end up in the landfill.
Amazing green tips and advise for this back to school season that includes nearly 30 posts at this months Green Moms Carnival. It is simply amazing!