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 Lunchskins.com.
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.