January 10, 2021 5 min read

School lunches aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of a sandwich and piece of fruit tucked in a brown paper bag and securely zipped inside the school bag.

No, the school lunch has morphed into a work of art, a rainbow spectrum of sliced fruits and vegetables, sushi rounds, wraps and baked goods. But with added variety comes added packaging resulting in added litter, a necessity of sorts, but a nightmare for parents and schools alike.

School Lunches
How many times have you emptied a concoction of partially eaten soggy food and plastic wrappers from your child’s lunch box? It happens all too often.
As schools push to encourage litter-less school lunches, there also comes great need for parents to find food packaging options that keep food fresh, are free of harmful chemicals and toxins and that can be used again and again as a way of reducing litter and cost.
 

LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP ONE - FUN AND CLEVER BEESWAX WRAPS

LilyBee Beeswax Wraps provide the perfect alternative to plastic wraps. Made from cotton and infused with a special beeswax solution, beeswax wraps are a natural, reusable food wrap.

Due to their breathable and antibacterial properties, beeswax wraps don’t trap nasties in with food like plastic wraps can, so food remains fresher for longer. Food discolouration and taste are also notably improved.

Beeswax Wrap, Sandwich Bags & Snack Bags

The benefits of beeswax wraps certainly do not stop there. Economically speaking, less litter and less food waste resonate profoundly with busy mums of growing families. But their uses are virtually limitless. The variable sizes allow for multiple functions in the kitchen and beyond.

Easily cleanable, beeswax wraps can be used again and again – helping you save money and do your bit to reduce negative environmental impacts.

It stands to reason that LilyBee Beeswax Wraps are a highly sought-after solution to help eliminate plastic wrappers from your children’s lunchboxes. With their fun and colourful prints, children will love discovering the goodies mum or dad packed for their lunch that day. Each wrapped item will hold a little lunch mystery and a whole lot of lunch goodness! 

 

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LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP TWO - BAG IT UP

If zip-lock bags are your thing, then you can’t go past LilyBee Sandwich and Snack Bags.  Like beeswax wraps, LilyBee sandwich bags are made from organic cotton and treated with our special beeswax formula that results in a sealable bag that will carry practically anything!

Available in large and medium sizes, sandwiches, fruit pieces, dry snacks – even liquids – can be easily and safely packed in lunch boxes.

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Bees Wax Snack Bags

LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP 3 - HANDY FOOD POUCHES

Another wonderful solution to reducing all those plastic wrappers is found in our handy Snack Bags from Montii. Made from 100% food-grade silicon and free of other nasty chemicals, these incredibly versatile food pouches can be used repeatedly for all your child’s favourite snacks.

Snack Bags For Back To School

 

We love the way they press firmly closed yet are simple enough for little hands to open by way of their easy-grip handles.

Freezer and dishwasher safe, these semi-transparent pouches will work double-time eliminating the need for other disposable wraps and will keep foods super-handy and amazingly fresh.

 

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LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP 4 - LEFTOVERS FOR LUNCH? 

If last night’s dinner was a big hit, you may have your little ones requesting leftovers for their next day’s lunch. Or perhaps you’ve made a favourite dish that needs to be served hot. There’s nothing better than comforting favourite hot foods on cold, rainy school days. And sending your little ones off to school with a hot lunch is a guaranteed good mum feeling too!

Our Montii Insulated Food Jars are just the right size for little hands to manage. The nifty carry handle makes them easy to transport into the playground and the silicon bumper helps them withstand little bumps and bangs along the way.

Insulated Food Jars will keep hot foods toasty hot and cold foods perfectly chilled, ready for lunch right when it is needed.

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LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP 5 - REUSABLE STRAWS AND CUTLERY

Of course, these kinds of meals need cutlery to ensure every little morsel is enjoyed right to the very last bite. Rather than send items from the cutlery drawer, which may or may not return home, our Straw and Cutlery Set makes the perfect companion to send along with hot or cold lunches.

Reusable Cutlery Set

Stainless steel straws have become a popular replacement for problematic plastic straws. Being more durable and easier to clean, these straws will last a lifetime – you won’t need to rummage around in the cupboard looking for straws ever again.

Our set is attractively packaged in its own cotton bag and includes 2 stainless steel straws, a straw cleaner and a bamboo knife, fork and spoon set.  Just pop them in lunch bags and lunch boxes to ensure children have mess-free and litter-free lunches every time.

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LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP 6 - TOUGH DRINK BOTTLES

Finding a range of school drink bottles that was tough and loved by kids, was high on my back to school products list.  As a family we have been through so many drink bottles, most not lasting a term.

Stainless Steel School Drink Bottles

Our Montii drink bottlesare made from stainless steel and are vacuum double insulated.  So they're not only scratch and dent resistant, they keep drinks cold for up 12 hours and warm for up to 8 hours.  Making them great in summer for icy cold refreshments and equally loved in winter for a warming hot chocolate at lunch time.

You can even grab a compatible sports or sipper lid for your child's drink bottle if they prefer to sip rather than tip.

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LITTER-LESS SCHOOL LUNCH TIP 7 - KEEPING IT ALL TOGETHER IN AN INSULATED LUNCH BAG

Insulated School Lunch Bag

Keeping school lunches fresh is the key to having empty lunch boxes return home from school.  The Montii insulated lunch bag has a handy pocket that you can pop an ice pack into, to keep your made with school love lunches cool and fresh.

Our lunch bag is a great size to keep all your child's snacks and sandwiches all together.  Safe from floating around your child's school bag, getting crushed by books and stationery.  

What I really love about the Montii Lunch Bag is that you can simply wipe it clean for a mess-less life and at the end of the term just throw it in the washing machine for a good clean.  That's right, it's machine washable.

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Don’t settle for soggy food anymore. Avoid the litter and waste. Our litter-less school lunch alternatives will transform your school lunches from mysteriously mediocre to evidently edible in no time!



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