Supplier: Lunchbox Goodies REVIEW: Juice in the box Price: $12.95 The products were provided to Eco Parents Australia to review. This is not a paid review. The opinions are those of Eco Parents Australia. When I was chatting with Adele from Lunchbox Goodies in planning the review, I mentioned that gender-neutral colours work well. So, I had to smile when we ended up picking these up in person from Adele when she had a stall at a local school fete just around the corner from us. Because Adele was so lovely and told my children they could pick whatever colour they liked. My son chose pink… Without further ado, I bring you the review of one orange and one pink Juice in the Box. The square Juice in the Box drink container is a reusable alternative to single use, store bought juice boxes. I remember having ‘poppas’ as a kid. It just occurred to me that we called them that because once empty we blew them up and jumped on them. Pop! Well, that won’t happen with the Juice in the Box. The makers call it ‘indestructible’. My kids usually drink water or milk. They’ve tried watered down store bought […]
Picnics are fun. Planning makes it a more enjoyable and less wasteful affair. Keep some basic supplies in the car or on hand and you are ready for any impromptu occasion too. Here are a few things to consider when making a picnic less wasteful. Be prepared. It is easy to be less wasteful if you plan well. Try to cater realistically for the number of adults and children. Choose foods that have no or minimal packaging. Pack a container for each person. This also acts to control portions and cuts out the need for plates etc. Take food scraps home for the dog, chooks, worms or compost. Opt for reusable items wherever you can. These include fabric napkins, real plates and cutlery etc. Some foods don’t require cutlery. Cut up items at home and perhaps you don’t need any cutlery at all. Take individual water bottles (most kids already have these). Use seasonal produce and shop locally. Use the opportunity to remind children about the importance of living gently. Tell them what you are doing and why.