I love my plastic free lunch boxes! They're long lasting, don't leech horrible plastic chemicals into my food and won't end up as plastic landfill waste when I've finished with them*.
* I will never have finished with them, they'll last forever!
I have two Klean Kanteen stainless steel containers in my lunch kit. The bottle is really handy and I use the insulated canister for rice, curries, pasta, salads and that kind of thing for work. I picked them both up from Ebay for about £20 each, the bottle is the Reflect 18oz and the canister is the 16oz Insulated Food Canister.
For sandwiches and wraps I have a stainless streel Elephant box. It's really sturdy and nice (and soo shiny!). I bought it direct from the Elephant box website, it's the square salad tin and it cost £11.99.
I also have a couple of little tins that I take dried fruit and nuts in. I think one was from paperchase and the other used to have mints in. I have a couple more somewhere, they're really useful for little portions of dry things.
I take my lunch in a second hand Skipping Girl basket. I ALWAYS wanted a Skipping Girl bag in the 90's, and I found one recently on Ebay for a few pounds so I pounced on it! They're hand made using re-purposed fishing twine. This one is big enough for everything to fit in, and a magazine and book for lunchtime, and a pack-a-mack for when it rains on the walk home!
As you can see, all these nice stainless steel lunch boxes and bottles aren't cheap. But I've bought cheaper versions of everything before and they just haven't lasted. I've budgeted and bought my plastic free lunch kit bit by bit over a few months. I'm glad I did too, because these have stood up to loads of wear and I'm looking forward to many more years of happy plastic free lunches!
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