Monday, April 5, 2010

The Fresh Snack Pack!

I write quite often about using cloth or lunch sacks that you do not have to throw away. I believe that it is such a waste to use plastic bags for your food on the go. Not only are they horrible for the environment, but they also flavor the food…and not in a good way. I use cloth lunch sacks and sandwich sacks, but I came upon another conundrum. Cloth is not always perfect for foods that are more moist – veggies, fruits, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! So I did some research and found the Reusable Fresh Snack Pack. The Reusable Fresh Snack Pack was created by mommy Crystal Figlietti. These wonderful Snack Packs are PVC-Free, Non-Toxic, and super useful! They not only hold your food for you, but fold out to a placemat for eating on the go!

The Fresh Snack Pack is made of 4mm thick EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) and is made to be reusable and thus reduce lunch and snack waste. EVA is the same material that has been recently used for baby teethers and for a variety of vinyl and foam products. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) website and the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) website - EVA is safe for storage and contact with food.

EVA is a type of plastic that does not require a plasticizer and is bisphenol-A (BPA) free and phthalate free, so it is considered to be non-toxic. And tested lead-free.

Crystal was nice enough to send us some to try out, and they have become indispensable to us. We use them whenever we are on the go. Instead of having to pack bulky tins for fruit and veggies, we take the Reusable Fresh Snack Pack. Free yourself for the plastic baggie prison and join the Earth Movement!

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