I’ve never explored the concept of litter-less lunchboxes.  I’m not sure why, but it’s probably got something to do with an ingrained love of gladwrap that I inherited from my mother.  We love to wrap up food.  Weird, I know, moving right along!

Munch reusable sandwich bags and reusable lunch bags

Plastic wrap poses huge environmental problems, there is no refuting this.  The risk it poses to animals as well as the environmental impact of non-degradable materials is now a problem that we as consumers can no longer ignore.  Preventative measures don’t have to be difficult either.  Simple solutions are ones that stick and sometimes end up making an impact far greater than large grandiose gestures.

The perfect, simple and effective solution to plastic wrap and sandwich bags is made right here in NZ, by a Mum (!), is lead, phthalates and BPA free, the exterior is 100% cotton with waterproof fabric on the inside and it’s inexpensive and cute to boot. Win!

Meet the Munch Litter-less wraps and baggies.  My kitchen and my kids lunchboxes will hopefully never be missing either of these super eco-essentials again!

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The Munch reusable sandwich bag is the perfect size for a half sandwich, snack pack or a slice of loaf.  Measuring 19 x 15 cm, this makes managing snack time on the go so much easier for little hands.  Fill with popcorn, grapes, dried fruit, vege sticks or baking……….the possibilities are endless.  A feature I love is how easily Nixon is able to navigate the velcro closure; have you ever seen toddlers trying to extricate food from the prison of plastic wrap?  Sometimes it’s just too hard and healthy options can get relegated back to the lunchbox because of their inaccessibility.

reusable sandwich bags and reusable lunch bags

The baggie’s big brother is the Munch ruesable sandwich wrap.

Ethan and Dave like a big filled roll for lunch so I was interested to see if the reusable wrap would be able to cope.  Pictured below is a large ciabatta roll stuffed with fillings.  The Munch wrap is 37cm in diameter and made short work of Ethan’s lunch roll, wrapping it firmly and securely with no spillage before the lunch bell rings.


These wraps are cute, eco-friendly and do exactly what they are intended to do – provide a perfect replacement to plastic wrap that is easy to use, keeps food fresh and is also easy to re-use.  Just wipe them down with a cloth or give them a quick wash when they need it.  An easy investment at $14.99 each, available from the Munch Cupboard.

Review by Emma Abrahams
Author of Craving Fresh

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