One day, the kids were watching an episode of Curiosity Quest Goes Green. The episode was all about cutting down waste in schools. In this episode, they had these awesome lunch boxes. I knew I had to get Monster one. It was just what I was looking for! Go Green lunch boxes are one piece boxes with separate leak proof containers. One of the coolest parts about this lunch box is that it can be used for many years. The soft cover/case can be bought separately when the old one is worn out. If a gasket starts to go bad, you can order new ones. And, it's dishwasher safe! Another great thing about this lunch box is that I was able to support an Ohio company. I ordered it online from Natural Kidz, which is based out of Toledo. The negative? The initial cost. It's about 3 times as expensive as a lunch box from Target. If you look at it as an investment though, it makes it worth it. You won't be buying baggies, containers or even lunch boxes for several years.
Monster can not wait to use his new lunch box. We went to a environmental magic show on Monday, and he tried to tell the magician all about the lunch box, but the magician had never heard of it. I'm hoping that kids seeing Monster's cool lunch box gets the word out and these kind of lunch boxes become more of the norm. Bento boxes are another good choice, but then you still have the problem of kids keeping track of all the pieces. We'll probably move into Bento boxes for middle school because they definitely look "cooler" and more mature. My biggest issue now is that Sunshine wants a Go Green lunch box, too! She's not going to a preschool where she takes her lunch, so she's out of luck until first grade.