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Beyond Back To School 2010: Waste Free Lunches for the Entire Family

Many parents just finished greening their kids' lunches, and since the basic principles of a waste-free lunch are top of mind, it’s the perfect time to apply them their own lunch and the rest of the family’s.

CHICAGO, IL.–Sept. 27, 2010– Many parents just finished greening their kids’ lunches, and since the basic principles of a waste-free lunch are top of mind, it’s the perfect time to apply them their own lunch and the rest of the family’s. Whether eating lunch at an office, in a cafeteria, on the road or at home, making waste-free lunches is a smart, simple way to save money and natural resources. It’s also a great opportunity for college students to reduce consumption of campus staples like coffee cups and plastic bags and utensils, spreading the wisdom of the reusables movement among their peers. Since 2003, has championed the movement to reduce consumption of use-and-toss items and provide consumers smart tools and solutions.

“The same priority parents make on lessening the waste created via their children’s lunches can and should be applied to their own habits. You just did it for your kids- why not do it for yourself?” said founder Vincent Cobb. “From the cost saving, to the healthier eating habits and environmental benefits – it just makes a ton of sense and offers a one-stop shop to providing outstanding products and advice.” makes packing waste-free lunches easy, with all the products you need in one place. Plus, the site has a helpful buying guide and a video to get you started. With items for everyone’s lunch – not just kids’ – the store offers a wide range of smart reusable products to help save money and natural resources. In addition to being sustainable, all of’s products are safe, helping reduce your friend’s and family’s exposure to harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates and lead in lunch bags.’s 5 Simple Steps to a Waste-free Lunch

1. Reusable lunch bags – replace brown paper bags with a convenient, compact cloth lunch bag or insulated lunch container.

2. Food containers – buy in bulk, not single servings, and portion your foods into reusable containers. Also great for taking food to go at cafeterias or packing up your leftovers at a restaurant.

3. Snack and sandwich bags – ditch plastic baggies for your snacks and sandwiches.

4. Napkins, utensils and more – pack reusable utensils, napkins or straws and cut back on even more wasteful disposable.

5. Reusable bottles – carry your water, coffee or tea in a reusable bottle.

When choosing reusables for a waste-free lunch, advises avoiding the cheap reusables flooding the market as their safety standards and quality may not comply with the high-quality reusables from trusted brands.

See’s Top 10 picks for Beyond-Back-to-School here.

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Recognized as a leader and innovator, won Green America’s prestigious Green Business of the Year in 2007 and their Longtime Leadership award in 2009. A trusted source, the company is a BizRate Circle of Excellence Gold Honoree and was recognized in 2009 as one of Inc.’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies. The company has been featured hundreds of times including major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, ABC News and Vogue. is an authentic, triple-bottom-line company, supporting Fair Trade Practices and donating one percent of all sales to environmental causes through 1% For the Planet. To date, has empowered its 230,000 customers to eliminate 875,000,000 use-and-toss items. Read more about the company’s vision and follow on Twitter.

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