ReusableBags.com offers yet another excellent alternative to vinyl lunch bags. The Acme Organic Cotton Canvas Lunch Bag is a simple, affordable option for lead-free lunches. The organic unbleached cotton bag is surprisingly roomy, fitting my daughter’s entire lunch and snack for the day in it. The only drawback to the Acme Organic Cotton Canvas Lunch Bag is the relationship between the handle and velcro closure. My daughter found that when she carried the bag by it’s single strap, it caused the velcro closure on the top of the bag to open. In addition, the handle seems undersized for heavy lunch contents. Despite these drawbacks, I really like this organic lunch bag. It reminds me of the paper sacks of my youth in its simplicity, and it is perfect if you do not need an insulating bag. And thankfully, the organic fabric is not covered in promotions for corporate character’s targeted at children. Fair labor and wages are used in the manufacturing of this bag. The bag is machine washable with a drip dry. ReusableBags.com offers a deal of buy 3, get one free! At $6.95 a piece, it is easy to afford an organic lunch bag for everyone in the family.
“It is not possible to tell by appearance whether a vinyl lunch box may contain lead, so CEH is advising parents to avoid vinyl lunch boxes altogether. “Parents may need to seek out alternatives, since many mass produced lunch boxes are vinyl or vinyl-lined… a reusable cloth bag would be a good alternative.” – Center for Environmental Health
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