LunchBots - Insulated Thermal 3.5" High x 4.5" Wide Pink - Capacity 16 oz. (500 mL)
LunchBots Insulated Thermal. Enjoy a hot lunch on the go! LunchBots Thermal 16-ounce Insulated Food Containers keep hot foods hot for hours - without plastic coming into contact with your food. Plus, the bowl-like shape is natural to eat from and easy to fill, unlike awkward, tall cylinders. The generous, 16-ounce capacity holds a satisfying meal. Pack these lunch containers with homemade chicken soup, beef stew, vegetarian chili, and other favorites. Or fill with a fruit salad - they keep cold foods cold too!
LunchBots - Insulated Thermals:
Why Avoid Plastic?
- Insulated and leak proof, keeps food hot or cold while on the go
- Preheat and fill with hot food to keep your meal warm for 4 to 5 hours
- Only food grade stainless steel comes into contact with your food. No linings. No toxins.
- Made of the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel, easy-to-clean, virtually unbreakable, resists stains and rust, and lasts forever.
- Wide, natural bowl shape is ideal for enjoying your meals; 16-ounce capacity
Everyday, we do our best to keep their family safe, and that means protecting our health as well as our environment. We exercise, eat right, recycle, it's all in a day's work. Unfortunately, sometimes it's not as simple as doing just those things. Recently, disturbing news has surfaced about the health and environmental impact of plastics. With plastic being everywhere in our daily lives, it's important to start reconsidering how and why we use it.
For Your Health
From their dishes and toys to their food packaging, there's a reason to think twice about plastic. Plastics come in numerous varieties, but many of them often contain toxic additives that can influence a plastic's properties. Color, texture, hardness, these can all be changed to improve performance or reduce cost - even though the additives used might be potentially dangerous.
A commonly used additive is a plasticizer. Plasticizers, such as adipates and phthalates, soften plastics to be used in food packaging, teethers, toys, and many other household products. This becomes an issue when a plastic comes into contact with food. Traces of these chemicals can leach out of the plastic, exposing your family to their harmful effects.
You might have heard media discussion of Bisphenol A (BPA). It's a toxic chemical additive found in many plastics and epoxy resins that leaches into our food and beverages. In fact, BPA is so common that plastic baby bottles, water bottles, sports equipment, even the coating inside most food and beverage cans have all been found to contain BPA.
BPA and chemicals like it have come under scrutiny from Canada, Europe, and our own Environmental Protection Agency. Canada has already banned the use of BPA in baby bottles, and both the U.S. and Europe are looking at phasing out consumer products with phthalates; BPA and other potentially harmful chemicals are the next to be evaluated.
Why should they be so concerned about these things? Studies have shown that certain additives can cause harmful developmental effects on children, potentially impacting allergies, hormones, metabolism, and more. More and more studies are beginning to show that the convenience of plastic simply isn't worth the risk to our health.
For Your Planet
You want the best for your children, and that means leaving them a clean and safe planet - not just for them, but for their own children and the generation after that. Because of that, it's also important to consider the environmental impact of plastics. Unlike paper, glass, or wood, plastics aren't biodegradable or easily reusable. That means that a plastic water bottle from today could be in the exact same condition when your grandchildren are born.
Now, consider the number of plastic items consumed by the average family in a week: water bottles, food containers, product packaging, and so on. Just about all of that creates an immense amount of waste with nowhere to go. At best, it's in a landfill, and at worst, it pollutes the ocean or wildlife areas. Either way, it affects our children's lives for today and tomorrow. Right now, just a fraction of all plastic can be recycled - and of that fraction, only a small percentage is actually collected and processed. The choices they make have a giant impact on our planet's future. The good news is that there are alternatives.