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sandwich bags - what can I use?

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bonnyb1 Sun 06-Sep-09 20:14:38

hi smile - am desperately trying to be more green and organic, can anyone suggest an alternative to plastic sandwich bags for the kids lunchbox please?

millenniumfalcon Sun 06-Sep-09 20:16:16

tupperwarish box - i have lock&lock ones but could reuse e.g. icecream or takeaway ones.

sausagetits Sun 06-Sep-09 20:16:39

You could use greaseproof paper but I'm not sure that you can buy a recycled version. Otherwise you could buy a small box which the sandwiches would fit in snugly and would be no need for extra wrapping.

I will admit here to reusing tinfoil for DD's butties.

sausagetits Sun 06-Sep-09 20:17:04

xpost re box

Ceolas Sun 06-Sep-09 20:23:13

wrap n mat. Have seen folks on here raving about them. You have just reminded me to order

iheartdusty Sun 06-Sep-09 20:31:14

re-use cereal packet liners and bread wrapping.

KnickKnack Sun 06-Sep-09 20:34:41

you can get Paper Lunch Bags from most health shops (don't know if they are available elsewhere)

bonnyb1 Sun 06-Sep-09 20:35:58

I'm loving the wrap and mat, think I'll give it a try, thanks Ceolas.

Goober Sun 06-Sep-09 20:36:48

I use the sandwich bags blush then when they come home I re-use them as dog-poo bags.

InTheseBeautifulPurpleShoes Sun 06-Sep-09 21:31:58

Those wrap and mats are brilliant! Thanks for the recommendation

Overmydeadbody Sun 06-Sep-09 21:33:54

wrap-n-mats, they are fairly cheap (order them from onya or ebay) and perfect.

I have been using them in DS's lunchboxes now for two years.

fortyplus Sun 06-Sep-09 21:35:07

Mine just have a little plastic box inside the lunch box

IlanaK Sun 06-Sep-09 21:35:27

We use the wrap n mats. They are great!

Tommy Sun 06-Sep-09 21:39:37

we use these - hardly use wrap or foil these days

paisleyleaf Sun 06-Sep-09 21:44:41

Google 'snack taxi' for ideas. They're in America, but there are similar products here, and lots of patterns online to make them yourself.

I also have a couple of tiffin tins that DH and I use a lot...but DD is just that bit too young to open/shut them herself yet.

ThingOne Sun 06-Sep-09 22:09:25

I just use a little plastic box. DC's school sends all the lunch rubbish back home! This is the perfect size for a sandwich.

tassisssss Sun 06-Sep-09 22:14:57

we have small plastic box for sandwices and weaning pot for grapes/strawberries etc

if you're looking for paper bags you can get them super cheap on ebay

paisleyleaf Sun 06-Sep-09 23:17:47

I think the idea is to cut down on plastics.

fortyplus Mon 07-Sep-09 12:59:25

Obviously it would be great to cut down on plastics, but so many takeaway restaurants use those little plastic portion-size ones that I'm sure one of your less ethical friends will have a stash of them in their kitchen cupboard!

tassisssss Mon 07-Sep-09 13:36:03

hmmm, is it better to use the same 2 wee plastic tubs (that I didn't buy specially but had left over from weaning) or to buy nice paper bags?

(i've been using the same plastic tubs for over a year...)

LuluMaman Mon 07-Sep-09 13:40:54

aldi had greaseproof paper sandwich bags in stock today.and they are recycled and recyclable

nlpmum Tue 22-Sep-09 00:04:27

What about bags that bread comes in? (if you buy sliced bread that is).

nevergoogledragonbutter Tue 22-Sep-09 00:19:25

make your own sandwich wrap

paisleyleaf Tue 22-Sep-09 00:25:11

Yes, that's the patterns I've seen. They look easy enough.

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