Searching for a safe, BPA Free, eco-friendly alternatives to throw-away plastic water bottles & lunchware ? You’ve come to the right place.
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On a selection of the brands we offer
Why stainless steel
Safe. Durable. Reusable and recyclable. Not only do LunchBots stainless steel food containers meet these high standards, they also simply look great, make lunch more fun, and food more appetizing.
Durable enough to last a lifetime
More practical and lightweight than breakable glass, stainless steel is virtually indestructible. That means your LunchBots food containers will last and last.
Safest material for food storage
Recent disturbing news about toxic chemicals—such as BPA and phthalates—leaching into food stored in plastic is good reason to search for alternative materials for packing lunches.
100% reusable, 100% recyclable
You care about leaving your children—and their children’s children—a clean, safe planet. Plastic baggies are neither easily reusable nor biodegradable, and only a small percentage of plastic containers are ever actually recycled.
Our caps are made of BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free polypropylene (PP#5) – safe for everyday food and beverage contact.
Glass is easily recyclable and made from abundant natural ingredients. It is BPA/BPS-free, delivers the best taste and cleans easily in the dishwasher.
Our protective silicone sleeves are made from BPA/BPS-free, medical-grade silicone. They provide a non-slip gripping surface and help prevent breakage.
Manufacturing in the U.S.
Manufacturing in the U.S. is important to us. It means reliable, well-made products and helps ensure that jobs stay in our communities. Our silicone sleeves, teethers and select caps are made in the U.S.
Glass Bottles Made in Europe.
Our European partners offer the highest-quality and an obsessive attention to detail. Our glass bottles, silicone nipples and select caps are made in Europe.
You never have to worry about the materials in a Klean Kanteen. We did the research for you and selected high quality, 18/8, food-grade stainless steel and BPA-free polypropylene #5 (for caps). Quality stainless steel doesn’t need a liner like aluminum bottles, so it doesn’t retain flavors or make drinks taste funky.
CURVY CORNERS AND ROUNDED THREADS
It’s easy to clean Klean Kanteens because they were intentionally designed with radius (rounded) corners and there are no hard angles where dirt or bacteria can hide. We also use large, radius threads that are easy to clean so dirt, bacteria and germs don’t have a place to accumulate or hide.
FUNCTIONAL LARGE-MOUTH OPENINGS
The large openings of our bottles, canisters and tumblers accommodate big ice cubes and also make for easy cleaning. You can handwash all of our products and many of them are diswasher safe.
100% STAINLESS ENVIRONMENT
All our bottles and canisters have stainless steel interior options available so drinks never touch plastic. Our food canisters come standard equipped with lids that feature leak-proof, stainless steel interiors to lock in flavor and create 100% stainless environments.
The food-grade stainless steel we use doesn’t need to be lined with plastic or baked-on epoxy like aluminum bottles, so you’ll never have to check to make sure the inside of your Klean Kanteen is still safe and intact. Because our steel solutions don’t have liners, they don’t retain flavors or make drinks taste funky either.
Plastic? All day, everyday?
I really question whether we need to reflexively use plastic every minute of every day.
Remember, there are plenty of natural materials available to us. Steel, glass, cotton, bamboo and other natural materials have been used successfully for generations to make housewares, clothing and so many other items. If you need inspiration when it comes to finding eco-friendly consumer goods, turn back your mental clock and try to remember what types of items your grandparents used! Likely, it wasn’t plastic.
Can plastic be trusted?
Before I started ECOlunchbox I worked for more than a decade as an investigative journalist, so I knew how to research topics up and down. Plastic was a pretty confusing topic to research and there didn’t seem to be conclusive evidence that using any of the stuff was a safe bet. After all, plastics (even the BPA-free varieties) are made from mixture of petrochemicals mixed with a variety of other chemicals.
All yum – no yuck lunchware
While I kept futilely shopping for the perfect plastic-free lunchbox, bad news on plastic and its danger to people and the planet kept emerging. And, if you follow plastics news as I do, it’s easy to see that the news continues to get louder and more worrisome as more and more is learned about the perils of plastic both to humans and our environment (think: Great Pacific Garbage Patch).
What I needed was an ECOlunchbox Three-in-One with room for a sandwich and two side dishes all nested into a multiple-compartment container that clipped together! I had this in mind as the perfect configuration for both me and my children. (Think: PBJ on the bottom with sliced apples and pretzel sticks upstairs or similar combination.) This container was the first we brought to market and it continues to be a best seller for us.
The eco-friendly lunchware line I’ve come up with is a back-to-the-basics solution using traditional materials: stainless steel and cotton and starting in 2014 silicone, which is a no-plastic material made from silica. Now we can offer the healthy benefits of plastic-free lunchware plus the convenience of a no-leak lid made out of silicone.
What have I left out of our eco-friendly lunchware line? Plastics. Disposables. Vinyl. PVC. BPA. Lead. And, of course, the lunch. That part is up to you!
I hope you and your family enjoy celebrating lunchtime with ECOlunchbox. After all, our lunchware solutions are healthy for people, planet and your pocketbook. (Our lunch study tallies the annual savings in the hundreds of dollars!) What could taste better than that?
Thank you for joining us in making change at lunchtime by choosing to refuse plastic and use healthier alternatives.
THE S’WELL EXPERIENCE
- Big enough to fit ice cubes
- Made of 18/8 highest grade stainless steel
- Fits perfectly in a standard sized cup holder
Drinks stay cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 without any condensation on the outside, ever. Ice stays in your bottle and steam stays trapped with our cap that prevents leakage, and can even hold carbonation.
UP TO 24 HOURS
S’well bottles are perfect for a day at the beach or a yoga session after work, keeping liquids cold from day to night.
FOR 12 HOURS
Coffee & tea stay steaming hot and fresh throughout the day.
60 million plastic water bottles are used every day in the US, one S’well bottle reduces this consumption.
By using a S’well bottle, you are reducing the number of plastic bottles in landfills and oceans and supporting charity partners and efforts to bring clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
We pride ourselves on our philanthropic efforts, we additionally partner with these charities.