If you send kids off to school every day, you know just how hard it is to pull together a zero-waste lunch. And if you’re trying to skip plastic? That doubles the difficulty. Enter PlanetBox!
Made of stainless steel, the hinged lunch box opens to reveal five individual compartments of various sizes. It kind of resembles an institutional food tray (or, to date myself, one of those old fashioned TV dinners!). The raised compartments in the lid allow you to fill the bottom tray generously and still close the lid. When closed, each food is sealed into its separate compartment, keeping the sandwich from touching the fruit for finicky eaters. The one drawback to the compartments is that the space where a sandwich would fit is pretty small. The grainy bread we eat comes in slices too large to fit in there.
Slip the latched PlanetBox into an insulated carrying bag and kids are all set for a zero-waste, environmentally sound lunch break. The carrying bag has two pockets – one will fit a water bottle and the other has a flap that closes with velcro. The simple styling of the PlanetBox will last a kid through years of school lunches without becoming dated.
I have a PlanetBox, complete with a set of magnets and a carrying case (color: ever green) to give away ($50+ value). Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Each action gets you one entry WHEN you come back here and tell me what you’ve done by commenting. No comment, no entry! (If you are a regular reader and already subscribe via any of these avenues, just let me know in your comment – you’ll absolutely get an entry.)
Multiple entries are allowed but you must tell me what you’ve done and leave a link if applicable. For example, blogging about the contest, subscribing by RSS, and “liking” me on Facebook will net three entries for you, as long as you let me know what you’ve done by commenting on this post.
This contest runs until 6pm Thursday, May 19, 2011, Hawaii time. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be announced on or before Saturday, May 21, 2011, Hawaii time.
Due to shipping expense, prize can be shipped only to United States addresses. If I am unable to make contact with the winner within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
Note: This PlanetBox was provided to me as a sample by the company. I’m happy to be able to pass it on to you as a prize!