One of the things I love about the whole 'going green' thing, is the long term personal savings we've made as a result of it. I bought lunch bags for my husband and I for work some years back, and it went a long way to encouraging us to actually use our lunch bags... thereby saving us money on daily lunches at work. And when you sit down and do the math, it really does save you a lot of money if you're not stopping for coffee on the way to work, or buying snacks and lunches every day.
So I think these lovely Lunchbug bags from IttyBittyGreenie are well worth a look-see.
There's also quite a nice variety available in the sale, reduced from $39.95 to $23.97 - still not pocket change, but much better than original price.
These colourful “lunchbugs” are made with Swedish-designed organic cotton, and the fabric has a water-based acrylic coating that is water, soil and mess resistant, yet remains soft and supple after many washings. They are lined with an adorable complementary dot or stripe fabric and equipped with a sturdy zipper and soft handles.
As compared to your plastic alternatives, Lunchbugs are 100% organically grown cotton fabric, the water-based acrylic coating is toxin-free, the coated fabric does not contain harmful chemicals or components and they are machine washable and can be tumble dried on low.