When I alerted my friend Laura of the Bar 717 Ranch Children’s Camp to the lead in lunchbag issue, she found a great company ReusableBags.com, offering a critically acclaimed line of reusable shopping bags plus a growing family of smart, earth-friendly products all designed to help you reduce, reuse and save. ReusableBags.com offers many lead free lunch boxes, as well as great products such as Klean Kanteen and Sigg water bottles and sippy cups. ReusableBags.com graciously sent Eco Child’s Play some sample products. On Friday, we tested the Cool Totes Insulated Lunch Bag, available in many great patterns for children and adults. The Cool Tote Insulated Lunch Bag is made from Therma Tek insulation, which is made from recycled soda bottles! There is a velcro closure if you chose the shoulder strap model or a buckel closure for the backpack model. Included with the Cool Totes Insulated Lunch Bag is a non-toxic reusable freezer pack that has its own pocket inside the Cool Tote bag. Personally, I don’t like these freezer packs, as I don’t know what they are made of and if they should puncture, this mysterious nontoxic liquid would get all over your lunch. However, if you really needed to keep you lunch cold, this system would work great. In our experience, the Cool Totes lunch bag is so well insulated, that the freezer pack was not neccessary. We tested the medium insulated lunch bag, and it was a tight squeeze to fit my daughter’s lunch in the bag. I would suggest buying the large sized Cool Tote’s Insulated Lunch Bag. Another great characteristic of Cool Totes is the bags are made in the United States, workers are paid fair wages, and fair labor practices are used. Cool Totes is an ethical company. Thank you ReusableBags.com!
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