The Evolution of Reusable Lunch Bags
Not too long ago, reusable lunch bags were somewhat of a novelty. These days they are a necessity, and in many schools children are expected to bring breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Many schools require that each be brought in a separate bag. Needless to say, reusable lunch bags are becoming the norm.
The latest statistics show that over 20,000,000 single use plastic sandwich bags go into the landfill every day. That equates to a lot of waste. So much in fact, it boggles the mind. Those plastic bags will still be there when our grandchildren and children. Those who haven’t already begun using reusable lunch bags should seriously consider starting now.
Not only are plastic sandwich bags a major problem, but the Wall Street Journal, in 2009 said that paper lunch bags do just as much damage to the environment as do plastic. Traditional methods of packing meals must become a thing of the past in order to reduce pollution and waste.
Back in the 19th century lunch boxes & lunch bags were woven baskets. The 1940s brought about the traditional lunch box. For many decades, lunch boxes were used by primarily workers. In the 1950s, school children regularly during lunch boxes. Some of these metal lunch boxes are worth quite a bit of money now. Now that reusable lunch bags have been around awhile, some of them are becoming rarities. One of the first Whole Foods reusable bags used in high demand. Apparently, it had a variety of phrases written on it, and some found it offensive.
In the last decade, reusable lunch bags have increased in popularity and use. This is true not only in the United States, but across the globe. As the population begins to realize the magnitude of the pollution problem, people are beginning to take more responsibility for their actions and choices. Reusable lunch bags are an easy way to make a huge impact on the environment.
Today, there are many different types and designs of reusable lunch bags from which to choose. Children and adults alike can be seen with the average, and even sometimes extraordinary lunch bags. Reusable lunch bags are available in a variety of sizes, and colors. Not only are the practical, but with a little creativity, they can be works of art.
The price of reusable lunch bags is extremely reasonable, and the impact considerable. Landfills and the earth in general cannot continue to be filled with products that are not biodegradable, such as sandwich bags. Neither can we allow the deadly emissions and air pollution caused by the production of paper bags to continue.