These bamboo reusable lunch boxes use the world’s fastest-growing grass as a biodegradable alternative to plastic bags and plastic lunch boxes. Bamboo is also naturally anti-bacterial, but does not like water that much, so don’t leave it to soak – wash and dry immediately.
Industrial bamboo is not the same kind that wild pandas eat. However, just like palm oil, we have to be careful not to overdo it. Unless Chinese industry start chopping down bamboo forests (where pandas live) in order to produce more forests, for western consumption. Look out also for local ‘wheat plastic’, made from farming waste.
- Nought Reusable Lunchbox is designed almost entirely from bamboo, the world’s fastest-growing grass. Naturally anti-bacterial, this features an elastic band and food-grade silicone seal. Dishwasher-safe but they recommend hand-washing the lid, and don’t microwave. Not 100% airtight, so don’t use for liquids.
- Panda Packaging Bamboo Lunch Box is another quality bamboo lunchbox, engrave characters for £5 extra.