IT’s Easy Being Green: ECO Lunchboxes Review & Giveaway

Ever since I became a mom, I’ve found myself becoming more and more eco-conscious.  I recycle more, try my best to conserve energy, and I’ve tried to find creative ways to produce less waste.  One of my favorite eco-friendly finds was a bento-style lunchbox for Jack.  Both he and I love it!  It contains eco-friendly containers that are dishwasher safe.  Since we got this lunchbox, I haven’t sent him to school with a single plastic baggie!  (While that may only be a small “green” step, but I’m VERY proud of it!)

The only problem with his lunchbox is that he doesn’t like to share it with me.  Considering it is bright blue with little green aliens on it, I’m okay with that.  But I love the concept behind it and have been wanting something similar.

I was super excited to try out an ECO Lunchbox because it was an adult version of Jack’s bento box!  I received a solo cube and an ECOlunchwrap.  When I opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful fabric of the wrap.  It’s a reversible cloth with white on one side and blue on the other, with a leaf pattern on it.  My solo cube is about the size of a sandwich.  The idea behind the product is to pack your food into the cube and tie it up in the wrap to create a portable, reusable, waste-free lunch!

For my first lunch, I packed a turkey sandwich with hummus and lots of greens into my solo cube.  I tied it up in the Furoshiki wrap and threw in an apple.  (I was a little intimidated by the tying portion of the lunchwrap, but I soon realized that if you can tie a couple of knots, you can easily tie up the wrap!)  Voila!  Lunch was done and I had a cute, little lunch tote!  It fits the bill for what I need perfectly.  It can travel with me to the park, go on a picnic, or go in the fridge at work.  All in all, it’s a great product!

The solo cube that I received is plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and allows you to be waste-free as well!  They are made of stainless steel that will not retain stains, odors, or any food residue.  It is unbreakable and dishwasher safe.  The Furoshiki lunchwrap is double-sided, machine washable, and hand-made from 100% cotton.  Plastic-free, BPA-free, and waste-free, the soft wraps allow you a healthy alternative to the traditional brown paper bag.

ECO Lunchboxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes (ranging from $7 to $22) and can accommodate almost any lunch fare you desire.  The wraps also come in different shapes and patterns (in the $15 to $50 range).  The combination of these two eco-friendly products is both environmentally-conscious and fashionable.  I love that this is a unique product that is sure to get people talking.

You can learn more about these fantastic eco-friendly products HERE.

– Kelly

 

GIVEAWAY: One (1) That’s IT Mommy reader will receive an ECO Lunchbox solo cube and Furoshiki ECO Lunchwrap!   This giveaway is open to US residents only (18+). Ends 4/30/12.

REQUIRED MAIN ENTRY: To enter, visit http://www.ecolunchboxes.com/index.html and tell us your favorite eco-friendly fact about ECO Lunchboxes!  Leave your comment in the reply box below this post. That’s IT!

Remember if this REQUIRED ENTRY is not followed then no other entries will count.

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*This giveaway will run through midnight on April 30, 2012 (PST). Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact us before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. (18+) residents only.

* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received an ECO Lunchbox solo cube and Furoshiki Lunchwrap from ECO Lunchboxes free of charge to facilitate this review. Giveaway item will be provided by sponsor. Sponsor has the right to refuse filling prize for duplicate winners from other blogs. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.

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101 Comments

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    Sunnie
    April 11, 2012

    I like the citrus grape bag.

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    Sunnie
    April 11, 2012

    Iam an email subscriber.

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    April 11, 2012

    I like you on facebook.

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    April 11, 2012

    I entered another giveaway

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    April 11, 2012

    I entered another giveaway x2

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    April 11, 2012

    I entered another giveaway. x3

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    Sabrina5000
    April 11, 2012

    They are different, and not everyone has one.

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    lynn
    April 11, 2012

    i love that the products are BPA, PVC, and lead free=yay! stylish too.

    thanks

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    Trung Nguyen
    April 11, 2012

    I like that the lunchbox is made of 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Reversible Handmade Bag that Converts to a Backpack

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

    email subscriber

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    April 11, 2012

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    Noelle
    April 12, 2012

    They come with everything you need! And they are low impact environmentally. I love this!

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    April 12, 2012

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    April 12, 2012

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    April 12, 2012

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    April 12, 2012

    Entered 8oclock giveaway

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    Kristi F
    April 13, 2012

    I love that their prints are made by hand.

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    Chris Ziegler
    April 13, 2012

    I liked the sponsers (eco lunchbox) fb page (Tristan Ziegler)

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    Chris Ziegler
    April 13, 2012

    I am following ecolunchboxes on twitter. (@ChrisZiegler6)

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    April 13, 2012

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    April 13, 2012

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    April 13, 2012

    I am an email subscriber… :)

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    April 13, 2012

    I tweeted-

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    bitt
    April 14, 2012

    i like that it’s BPA free and the bag is machine washable

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    bitt
    April 14, 2012

    liked ecolunches on FB

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    April 14, 2012

    follow ecoLB on twitter @cherrycobbler

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    April 14, 2012

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    Vee
    April 14, 2012

    I like that the screenprinting is done by hand and that they support local tradesmen and artists

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    April 14, 2012

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    nova
    April 16, 2012

    I love that these are PBA free and machine washable.

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    Karen
    April 17, 2012

    BAMBOO UTENSILS to wash and re-use

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    Christopher Sorel
    April 19, 2012

    like the 3in1 steel container

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    April 19, 2012

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    April 19, 2012

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    April 19, 2012

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    joan j
    April 19, 2012

    Reusable products-washable renewable items!

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    April 20, 2012

    I learned that with Eco Lunch Boxes, you are eliminating Plastics, Disposables, Vinyl, PVC, and Lead from your lunch!

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    April 25, 2012

    I like that all of the fabric is hand-printed.

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    gail kuroda
    April 26, 2012

    i like that it eliminates plastics from lunch

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    gail kuroda
    April 26, 2012

    liked eco lunchbox on fb

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    April 26, 2012

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    Karen
    April 26, 2012

    bpa free

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    Karen
    April 26, 2012

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    Gianna
    April 27, 2012

    At ECOlunchboxes we are proud to honor these craftspeople and the traditions of their hand-worked cloth as well as play a small part in working to ensure their perpetuity.

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    April 27, 2012

    I’m a GFC follower.

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    April 27, 2012

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    April 27, 2012

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    Lisa L
    April 28, 2012

    ECOlunchbox is a member of 1% for the Planet =)

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    April 28, 2012

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    April 28, 2012

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    April 28, 2012

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    April 28, 2012

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    April 28, 2012

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    April 28, 2012

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    Kathlyne
    April 30, 2012

    I like that they are BPA free. Thanks for the Giveaway.

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    April 30, 2012

    Entered Tweezerman giveaway.

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    April 30, 2012

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    Michelle L
    April 30, 2012

    I love that they are machine washable!

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    April 30, 2012

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    April 30, 2012

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    April 30, 2012

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    April 30, 2012

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    April 30, 2012

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