A friend of mine saw an article about a reusable sandwich wraps recently and hurriedly ripped out the page to show me. She knew I’d be excited!
You see, I really feel guilty about using plastic bags for my son’s lunch. I try to use glass and plastic containers, paper bags and a variety of other materials, but alas, too often resort to little plastic bags for space saving reasons. With water bottle sandwich, snacks and fruit…I end up stuffing that lunch box to the brim.
And, I mean really, who wants their kid dragging a heavy, oversize lunch box to school. Save the Earth – Break a back…or at least contribute to the epidemic of back problems young children are suffering from carrying heavy backpacks.
My Wrap-N-Mat, re-usable sandwich wrap came in the mail a few days ago and I quickly put it to use. Awesome! I really like the idea!
These gaily printed wraps are a cotton/polyester blend on one side and non-chlorinated PEVA vinyl on the other side – easy to wipe clean! PEVA vinyl, which I had to look up, of course, is BPA free. Good.
I actually wrote a piece, Acting Green by Acting Retro, awhile back about wrapping sandwiches in dish cloths, but this alternative is even better! It’s smaller and has a Velcro closure. The plastic back makes them easy to clean and better for sticky sandwiches like PBJ.
I found these sandwich wraps really easy to use and much more earth friendly than plastic sandwich bags. I like the way they create a placemat of sorts and easily fit two sandwiches…for heavy eaters. I’m going to try it for wrapping up small snacks like crackers and cookies too!