It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently, I had yet to see a reusable sandwich bag. So here's to my new favorite product: LunchSkins.
Though it's a recent discovery for me, LunchSkins was founded in 2008 by three environment-minded moms when they, as they write on the company's website, heard "a staggering statistic: Everyday, more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches go into landfills in the U.S."
Though I hate to admit it, I have been a regular contributor to the plastic-to-wastestream river. On most days, I try to bring lunch in reusable containers but sometimes there just isn't enough room in my bag and it's easier to squish my sandwich in a less-boxy bag into the remaining space.
LunchSkins have proved to be the perfect solution. In the past week, I've toted lunch to a picnic (sandwiches on relatively large onion buns that fit in the sandwich bags without any problem and four homemade cookies that were no problem for a singular snack bag) and carried my midday meal to work (more sandwiches along with enough strawberries to fill a sandwich bag).