Back to School Essentials: Lunchskins Bags #Lunchskins

We heart Lunchskins. Stylish, cool, functional and eco-friendly. And totally essential for us this year in our back to school routine for the kids. I’m making a huge effort to use less plastic bags in my kids packed lunches for school so these are the perfect alternative and my kids enjoy the fun patterns appearing each day in their lunch bag too. Everything from frogs to stripes to sharks.

If your looking for a reason to ditch the plastic baggies and switch to Lunchskins, I’m sure this stat will convince you. I found it staggering!

Did you know that U.S. Citizens use 100 Billion plastic bags every year? Gasp! Did you know it takes 1,000 years for each plastic bag to degrade?

You can even buy the Lunchskins 2 at Target (in the aisle where they sell water bottles) for $10.99. ClassyMommy even appeared in an insert for Lunchskins with some BTS tips alongside other Mom bloggers. Fun!

Gap Kids is selling Lunchskins too or purchase online at

More compelling and scary stats on plastic bags – and why it’s important for us Moms to try to find alternatives for snack bags when we’re packing school lunches.

Total number of plastic bags used worldwide annually 1 trillion
Total number of plastic bags China consumes everyday 3 billion
Total number of plastic bags used every minute 1 million
Total number of years it takes for a plastic bag to degrade 1,000 years
Total amount of plastic bags that were discarded in 2008 3.5 million tons
Total amount of plastic floating in every square mile of ocean 46,000 pieces
Average amount of plastic bags consumed per family in 4 trips to the grocery store 60
Percent of plastic made every year that will end up in the ocean 10%
Total amount of plastic bags used by U.S. citizens every year 100 billion
Average amount of plastic bottles a U.S. household will use each year 500 plastic bottles
Percent of household waste that is plastic 11%

Note: I’m on the advisory board for Lunchskins. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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