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biscuitbadger Thu 22-Sep-16 11:50:16

My daughter takes packed lunches to school and I'm noticing how many plastic sandwich bags we're getting through.
My mum used to wash and reuse them but I would prefer not to do that as it's a faff and means there are always bags drying on the side.
Does anyone have alternative suggestions? I guess just something to wrap sandwiches in, as other stuff can either be loose in the lunchbox or I can use little pots.

zzzzz Thu 22-Sep-16 12:03:53

Kitchen roll?
Grease proof paper?
Cloth napkin/baggy?

goldleaf123 Thu 22-Sep-16 12:04:36

Little Tupperware box

Janek Thu 22-Sep-16 12:10:47

we use onya bags sandwich wraps - gingham material with a plastic lining that can be wiped clean every evening. we also use smash (i think, i'll google in a sec) containers that screw together for yoghurt and dried fruit. bit of a pain to wash, but better than daily yoghurt containers, and we'd still need something for the fruit.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Thu 22-Sep-16 12:11:59

We use fabric reusable sandwich wraps too.
Not to pricey on ebay

Janek Thu 22-Sep-16 12:16:24

we got these from john lewis and these, or something like them from amazon.

DocMcFanjo Thu 22-Sep-16 12:20:21

Buzzcloth is great.

sjane03 Thu 22-Sep-16 12:22:55

We use these bonus is they go in the dishwasher

biscuitbadger Thu 22-Sep-16 12:32:43

Oh great, thanks guys! I thought there must be a better solutions, just checking out your suggestions now smile

PuppyMonkey Thu 22-Sep-16 12:33:15

Just wrap them in cling film confused

fruitpastille Thu 22-Sep-16 13:59:15

We use sistema sandwich boxes. Different colour for each person. They stop the sandwich getting squashed but are shallow enough to keep the sandwich held together. My kids put their other rubbish eg fruit peel inside the box afterwards to keep the inside of the lunch box a bit cleaner.

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biscuitbadger Sat 01-Oct-16 16:51:04

Just to say, I ended up buying an onya wrap. I was a bit put off by the price but hopefully it's a one off purchase! It's very easy to clean and I think dd likes it. And have found some screw top pots in my craft supplies which I can use for yoghurt etc. Thanks for the help smile

stargirl1701 Sat 15-Oct-16 20:23:49

We use Beeswrap. Compostable after a year's use. Bloody brilliant.

dementedpixie Sat 15-Oct-16 20:25:25

Also use sistema sandwich tubs

dementedpixie Sat 15-Oct-16 20:26:01

Ds puts his yoghurt spoon in the tub afterwards

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 15-Oct-16 20:47:42

I used to just put my sandwich straight in the lunchbox. Is that not right?? confused

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 15-Oct-16 20:48:50

In a Tupperware box.

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Sat 15-Oct-16 20:55:25

We use sistema sandwich boxes - they last for years so no waste.

dementedpixie Sat 15-Oct-16 21:26:01 - we use these multi coloured ones but got them from the supermarket

dementedpixie Sat 15-Oct-16 21:26:41

Ds uses a lunchbag so we use tubs and then put them into the bag

SnugglySnerd Sat 15-Oct-16 21:29:41

I also use Sistema sandwich boxes and put the sandwich straight in with no extra wrapping. Not sure why they need wrapping to go inside a container!

dementedpixie Sat 15-Oct-16 21:31:59 - use these for fruit like strawberries/grapes, etc too

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