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LunchSkins
Item #
151509
UPC #
854735005669
Ship Weight
0.20 Lb(s)

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    LunchSkins - Reusable Sandwich + Snack Bag Red Bird

    Lunch Skins Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag is designed to fit a sandwich perfectly. Lunch Skins Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag is their best selling reusable bag and has a multitude of uses. LunchSkins' award winning colorful style options create an eye-catching display.

    • Replaces 500 plastic bags in its lifetime
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Certified food safe
    • Toxin free
    • Convenient fold over flap with velcro closure
    • Quick-drying, lightweight fabric
    • Measures 6.5 x 6.5 inches

    At LunchSkins, they believe that if they can make a difference, anyone can. It's hard to get everything right. Being healthy, raising kids, taking care of others - all while maintaining an ambitious work-life balance and finding time to volunteer sounds exhausting (and they can confirm that it is!). But one thing every mom knows is the power that small everyday actions have to make a big difference. And if green choices are simple, fun and expressive at the same time, then it's more than just easy to be greener - it's energizing. That's the way movements for social change gain momentum. What's even more exciting is that this kind of change can be shared between parents, caregivers and kids, creating a ripple effect - a legacy to be passed down for generations to come. Talk about a great investment. LunchSkin's products have the potential to keep hundreds, if not thousands of plastic bags out of landfills, the oceans and most importantly, the future.


    LunchSkins Frequently Asked Questions

    What are LunchSkins made of?
    LunchSkins are made from a quick drying fabric that is coated with a food-safe polyurethane liner. This unique high-quality fabric was originally manufactured for pastry bags used in bakeries, restaurants and home kitchens. Additionally, LunchSkins are grease-proof and moisture proof making them ideal for messy sandwiches and snacks.

    How long will my Lunchskin bags last?
    Some say forever! They still have a few floating around their home that are 5 years old and well loved. While LunchSkins are extremely durable and can last for years, they hope you refresh your supply annually. But don't throw the old ones out! Just retire them for other uses, like holding spare change, gift cards, small game pieces, school supplies, and extra stuff in your car, purse or backpack.

    What makes LunchSkins food-safe?
    LunchSkins regularly put LunchSkins through rigorous testing by independent labs. They have been certified as lead, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalate-free. LunchSkins meet federal and state, including California, consumer product safety requirements.

    Are LunchSkins Dishwasher Safe?
    Yes, LunchSkins are top-rack dishwasher safe - simply drape the bag (inside out if particularly messy) over the tines. Because of their origins in the food industry, they are very durable and can withstand high heat cleaning. This makes them perfect for repeated use. They recommend that LunchSkins be washed before first use and, while lightweight and fast-drying, remove them from the dishwasher promptly and make sure they are dried completely before using with food. In addition, they do not recommend storing food in LunchSkins for longer than a few hours in high humidity environments, like the refrigerator. Finally, expect LunchSkins to soften and fade with use and multiple washings - just like a pair of favorite old jeans.

    Are LunchSkins just for food?
    LunchSkins doesn't think so. LunchSkins are a great for many things because they offer the same convenience as a familiar plastic baggie, but are easily washable and durable for a range of uses. The design is based on that of common zippered baggies, so a traditional pb&j sandwich fits perfectly within the 6 x 6 inch pouch; cookies, crackers and fruit fit nicely within the snack size; and the big size will hold a stuffed hoagie. They have so many practical and creative uses. Here is what their customers tell them........lipsticks, dog treats, wallet and keys, ice for boo-boos, pacifiers, baby toiletries, travel cosmetic case, and any other treats or loose messy items they want to fashionably stash away.

    Will my kids bring them home?
    Yes, but take a few steps to help them. First, personalize your LunchSkins with a permanent marker on the nameplate. Remind the little ones that lunchskins are not trash, only their leftovers are.

    Why are LunchSkins considered a green product?
    To be worthy of the term "green", a product must offer some environmental benefit. Here is how LunchSkins stacks up: they are durable and reusable and replace single-use bags that end up in landfills. The plastic sandwich bags you've used for years take up space in landfills and often end up in the waterways where your family loves to swim. Each LunchSkin bag is produced only once but can be used hundreds of times thereby reducing pollution and waste.

    How is LunchSkins minimizing its carbon footprint?
    Here are a few of the steps they are taking to reduce the carbon footprint of their company: they are primarily paper-free with the majority of bills and business conducted online, they use minimal packaging in their shipments, they print promotional materials on recycled materials with a local printing company, they use compact fluorescent bulbs and low flow faucets, and they often bike to their office or work from home.


    More About LunchSkins

    LunchSkins' Causes
    From the beginning, they've worked with a number of inspiring partners to spread the word about plastic waste and healthy living. LunchSkins' journey has taken them near and far. Here are some of the causes that they've aligned with and supported over the years.

    5 Gyres - LunchSkins' 2015 Featured Partner
    The 5 Gyres Institute strives to bring greater understanding and awareness of how plastic pollution is affecting their oceans, their marine life and their human health. Through exploration, education and action 5 Gyres envisions a planet free of plastic pollution. learn more about 5 gyres

    The Anacostia Watershed Society
    The Anacostia Watershed Society is a local non-profit that has been instrumental in advocating for the ban of plastic bags and styrofoam in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Legislation to tax plastic bags has created an 85% reduction in plastic bags in the Anacostia River, which feeds directly into the Potomac and is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    Chesapeake BaySavers
    The Chesapeake BaySavers are working to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come by partnering with community groups, schools, waterfront municipalities and marinas to become stewards for a healthy bay.

    C & O Canal Trust
    Founded in 2007, the C&O Canal Trust is the official nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a National Park right in their backyard. Its mission is to work in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal. The Trust engages communities and individuals to realize the Park's historical, natural, and recreational potential.

    The Environmental Working Group
    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) specializes in research, awareness and advocacy for safer chemicals, particularly those used in cosmetics, sunscreens, cleaning products, farming and authors consumer guides for healthy eating, including guides for seafood and non-genetically engineered food. LunchSkins've worked with EWG over the years by supporting their member base.

    Girls On The Run
    GOTR is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

    Turning Green
    Turning Green is a non-profit that mobilizes young people to become active around issues that have a direct impact on individual and environmental health. Through innovative and high-impact projects, Turning Green provides teens and young adults with the tools to live sustainable, healthy lives. Project Green Challenge, their flagship program, is a month-long series of daily, conscious tasks that enable young people to make positive changes in their lives and the world around them.

    Giving Back
    Recently, their friends turned them on to the work of the non-profit 5 Gyres Institute. This organization wants to see plastic pollution decline in the environment until it's no longer found in the world's oceans. Amen to that, they thought! Through exploration, education and action, they are bringing greater understanding and awareness to the environmental and potential human health hazards of so much plastic lost at sea. Go 5 Gyres!

    After connecting with 5 Gyres (they're on the same mission!), they decided to take it one step further. Inspired by the trailer of Chris Jordan's film "Midway" which heartbreakingly documents the fact that 44% of all seabirds (and 22% of other marine life) have been found to have plastic in or around their bodies, they designed the limited edition seabird bag. 10% of the proceeds from this gorgeous bag will go to the 5 Gyres Institute to support and promote their efforts to see a planet free of plastic pollution.

    LunchSkins are so excited and proud to partner with 5Gyres in support of their shared mission to reduce the consumption and production of plastic waste.


    About LunchSkins

    In 2008, three moms teamed up to create LunchSkins sandwich and snack bags, the green alternative to single-use bags. Now the same moms bring you more LunchSkins brand products in matching prints to reduce daily waste across the planet and save you money, too. Made of durable, food-safe fabric, LunchSkins totes help you go green and save green, because supermoms do both at the same time.

    SUGGESTED USE

    Wash and Care: Top rack dishwasher-safe, turn inside out for washing, wash and dry thoroughly before using or storing.

    INGREDIENTS

    • Toxin free
    • Convenient fold over flap with velcro closure
    • Quick-drying, lightweight fabric
    • Measures 6.5 x 6.5 inches

    MANUFACTURER INFO

    LunchSkins

    What started with a few moms around the kitchen table has grown into a collaboration of many moms (and dads) around the world. Together, we want to inspire our kids to think about how daily choices affect our environment, our health and our future. Our mission: to replace everyday plastic with smart, sustainable solutions that are easy to use and accessible to everyone.

    Why It Matters
    Intended to be disposable but built to last forever, plastic is found everywhere: in our oceans, in our environment and in our bodies. 50% of the plastic used is thrown away after just one use. Every day, 20 million plastic sandwich bags (almost 7.5 billion per year) and countless other single-use plastic items (containing chemicals that can be absorbed by our bodies) are dumped into oceans and landfills. 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface is plastic, with over 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile contributing to the death of millions of sea birds and thousands of marine mammals every year. 93% of Americans, age 6 or older, test positive for plastic compounds (like BPA) in their bodies that have been found to negatively affect our health.

    Our Solution
    Since 2008, we’ve been helping families and communities think and act greener by replacing more than 1 BILLION plastic bags with our lunchskins brand of reusable products. Our hope is to raise a generation of kids who think that green is mainstream and to give them the tools to be change-makers in their schools and communities.

    What You Can Do
    Refuse disposable plastic! Join the 3greenmoms community of families, schools, camps, stores, non-profits, and kids who believe in the power of our actions to make a difference. Collectively, our conscious choices can lead to big environmental changes in the local and global communities where we live, work and play.

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