A Sustainable Option for Food Storage
Stainless Steel Lunch Boxes!
Times when we were all using plastic on an everyday basis without worry for our health and the environment are long past. It’s no news to most people that plastic boxes contain BPA dangerous to our health and are also bad news for the environment (both due to the manufacturing process and the long time they take to decompose).
A variety of different alternatives to unsustainable plastic boxes has been appearing in the market, using materials such as bamboo, glass and – of course – stainless steel.
The Benefits of Using a Stainless - Steel Lunch Box
Not only that, the use of stainless steel is also very sustainable, for a few different reasons. Let’s discuss both the environmental and health benefits of stainless steel lunch boxes, in comparison with plastic food boxes or other sustainable alternatives.
Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and other elements including nickel or carbon that is highly resistant to corrosion. The raw materials are melted, combined, formed, cooled and shaped. While the process needs to be supported by high heat, no toxic chemicals are released into the air in the process. The durability of stainless steel makes it as sustainable as it is since it can easily last you a decade or more. Did you know that stainless steel can also be recycled? And even when it isn’t it does not release any particles while breaking down in the landfill.
Speaking of durability, that is one of the main benefits of using stainless steel lunch boxes. They can last you for years to come without becoming a health hazard, still looking almost as good as new. You’ll especially appreciate this durability if you are buying the lunchbox for a child, the incredible durability makes it not just safe but also a worthwhile investment, as it’s super hard to break.
Our stainless steel lunch box is leak-proof, overcoming one of the main challenges that come with choosing an environmentally-friendly lunchbox. The box won’t make your backpack a mess, even if you pack liquid foods in it.
Lightweight and practical
No matter where you’re taking your lunchbox, it won’t add any unnecessary weight to your bag or backpack. No need to ruin your back by dragging heavy bags with you if you want to make environmentally-friendly choices!
How to care for your lunch box
Another benefit of a stainless steel lunch box is the easy care and maintenance. All you need is some warm soapy water – wash your box as you would a plate or a plastic box. If you live in an area with hard water, it’s best to dry the lunch box straight after washing with a tea towel.